Vintage Wedding Dress
As we said earlier, one of the first things any bride should shop for when planning their wedding is their vintage wedding dress. Unlike shopping for a modern wedding dress vintage dresses can be a bit more difficult to find for both style and fit.
Not too worry though the world of vintage wedding dresses is vast. Not only do you have second had vintage available to you but you also have modern wedding dress designers cashing in on the popular vintage wedding niche.
Things To Consider When Shopping For Your Vintage Styled Wedding Dress
Firstly, you need to come up with and plan to stick to your wedding dress budget. Even if you are planning on borrowing, renting, or buying your vintage dress you need to be conscious of your wedding budget throughout the entire process. Since all eyes are going to be on the bride throughout the entire wedding day and night you need to have a nice dress. The thing to remember is nice doesn’t mean it has to be expensive.
If you are planning on buying a bridal gown you have to remember it is a dress that you are only going to wear once. You may want to save a little on your dress and put those savings into your honeymoon. The memories from your wedding and honeymoon will stick with you forever. Whereas with an expensive dress you might only bring it out to look at it every few years.
Shopping For A Certain Style
Another consideration you have to make when shopping for a vintage wedding dress is to shop for style. We know you have decided to have a vintage wedding but you need to ask yourself what style of vintage wedding are you going to have? Are you thinking of having a roaring twenties Gatsby inspired wedding? Or are you planning to have a 1970’s inspired boho beach wedding? Both are vintage themed weddings but both are two completely different styles of weddings. So before you start shopping for your dress make sure you understand the style you are looking for.
Slightly Bigger Is Always Slightly Better
When it comes to shopping for second hand traditional vintage wedding dresses it’s always better to shop for a size or two bigger especially if you are shopping online. Different countries and cultures size clothing different than others. You would hate to order your dress online and have it shipped right before your wedding to only find out it is way to small. Also if it is true vintage the size might smaller in comparison to todays sizes.
Our final tip as it relates to ordering vintage wedding dresses is to give it a lot of time to get to you. Make sure you have enough time to try it on and also take it to a dress maker for alterations. Make sure you order the dress slightly bigger. Too small may lead to crash dieting to try and squeeze into the dress and ordering way to big means your tailor will have some work on their hands. Sure they can take it in a bit but you might still have a tailored dress that looks like it was way to big and taken in last minute.