It happens so often, but what do you do? How do you decide? In the boutique I would see it all the time – strong confident woman reduced to tears because they simply can’t decide. I’ll never forget one bride of mine who came in 17 times until she finally chose between the 2 gowns.
Granted, 17 times is a bit extreme, most brides finally decided by the third or fourth time. However, assuming you have followed all my guidelines about the best silhouette / neckline / fabric for your body and you are truly stuck between 2 equally flattering dresses, and your friends and family don’t have any useful opinions, then here are a few factors which should come into play.
1. Alterations. Talk to the seamstress or manager about possible problems with either dress for alterations. For example, if one dress has crazy intricate beading at the hemline, this will be an extremely difficult dress to alter. It’s not impossible, but if you love both dresses equally, then choose the one with the easier hem line. Bridal salon owners loathe alterations, and will be absolutely honest about what could go wrong and which dress would be easier.
2. Where is it made? If one is made in the USA and the other isn’t, please buy American.
3. Price. If you love both these dresses equally, then go with the less expensive one. Save a few dollars, or buy something extra special for the honeymoon.
Still can’t decide? Email me!