Wedding dress shopping has the potential to open Pandora’s box when it comes to emotions. Though the typical initial emotion is excitement, it’s totally normal for brides to experience those sudden bouts of anxiety in regards to finding the right dress.
However, if you’re experiencing dress-stress, there are ways to minimize the feels. In this blog, we share tips on how to maintain an enjoyable experience amid stress. Keep reading to learn more!
Sometimes, wedding dress stress can occur before the dress appointment has even been scheduled. This can stem from many reasons, like the fear of not finding that perfect dress in a time crunch or worrying you may not find something within your budget. Another big one is distress about guests opinions whale you try dresses on.
With this thought in mind, one step to reducing anxiety is to talk things through with your significant other and make a plan on how you would like your wedding attire to look.
Communication helps every party involved relax, knowing you’re on the same age regarding a wedding theme, the type of venue you want, and how you want your bridal style to tie it all together.
Perhaps you want a matching style and aesthetic or you want to get creative with self expression. Once you have that scoped out, you will have a clear direction of what styles of dresses to pinpoint and the most suitable price range for your budget.
Communication is crucial not only with your fiancé, but also with your bridal consultant. At LOVE, one of our priorities is the comfort of our brides! If you have concerns or worries before you appointment, calling your bridal consultant ahead of time can help get rid of that anxiety and prepare you for your appointment.
Don’t be afraid to ask all of the questions! This is your time and we are here to help in any way possible. For example, you can get on idea of sizing, how the salon accommodates bridal parties and how dress deposits work all before your appointment. The more knowledge you have going in, the less blind you’ll feel!
When you are stressed, the last thing you want someone to tell you is to, “ just relax.” However, another way to limit stress leading up to your dress quest is to practice mindfulness. Working on mindfulness techniques can help you cope with any anxiety that may arises during your fitting. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, through breathing techniques, meditation, or regular yoga.