Finding the Perfect Dress for your Central Park Wedding Ceremony
Choosing the perfect dress for your iconic wedding is one of the most important tasks for a bride. There are many things to keep in mind while shopping for your dream dress. At Happenings™, we take pride in helping you prepare for your iconic Central Park wedding. For this reason, we've put together a list of tips to help you through the process of finding the perfect dress for your Central Park wedding ceremony.
Set a Budget for your Wedding Dress and Stick to it
First thing is first, before you step foot into any shop or boutique, decide how much you are willing, and able to budget for your wedding dress. According to an article written by Wedding Wire, the average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is $1000. However, the budget you set for your dress should depend on the following: your style, quality, designer, and where your dress falls on the priority list of the overall budget set for your wedding.
Once you've set a budget - stick to it. When setting your dress appointments, make sure to tell your consultant what your budget is, so they have a selection of dresses within your budget ready for you to try on. The last thing you want to do is to try on a dress that you fall in love with, only to find out that the price is way over your budget range.
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Research Iconic Wedding Dress Brands and Designers
Trends are changing every season when it comes to wedding dresses. It's important to perform the proper research. Take the time to explore different designers, styles, fabric textures, and colors. Search on social media outlets like Pinterest for inspiration. If you are in the area, NY is the center of iconic fashion, and you'll certainly be able to find a stunning dress for your upcoming Central Park wedding.
Be True To Your Body Type When Searching for a Wedding Dress
Wedding dress sizes can run small; there is a whole history about why they do. Additionally, each brand sizes their dresses differently. A wedding dress consultant will be able to help you find the right fit by taking initial measurements - bust, waist, and hip.
After your measurements have been taken, the consultant can order the next dress size up or have alterations made to make sure the dress fits you perfectly. It's usually recommended to try on your wedding dress at least two months ahead of your big day just in case you need further alterations.
Consider the Location of your Wedding Ceremony when Shopping for Wedding Dresses
Central Park wedding ceremonies are typically held outdoors. Home to 843 acres of green meadows, paths, beautiful gardens, and scenic backdrops, it is no wonder why Central Park is the perfect place for a wedding. Central Park has many iconic locations for an intimate or lavish ceremony capable of occupying as little as ten guests or 200 guests. Romantic, vintage, whimsical, Bohemian, or traditional, Happenings can accommodate any wedding theme in Central Park. Now, with a location and theme in mind, this will help you in selecting the perfect dress.
Take into Consideration the Time of Year
An important factor to consider when choosing your wedding dress is the time of the year that you plan on getting married. New York's weather can vary from being extremely cold to being hot and humid. Make sure to check the weather forecast for your wedding date so that you can plan accordingly while shopping for your dress.
Get out of Your Comfort Zone and Think Outside of the Box
Be open-minded when searching for your wedding dress. Don't be afraid to try something new, something out of the ordinary, something unique but still all you. Who knows? It might steer you in the right direction of finding your dream dress. When making dress selections try to adapt to your wedding theme colors, location, and music.
Bring Someone that will be Supportive of you While Shopping for your Iconic Wedding Dress
When shopping for wedding dresses, don't bring along someone who always says you look great in everything. Bring a person that you know will be able to give you constructive feedback while also being supportive. This could be a best friend, sibling, or even a parent. It's important to have someone with you that will be honest enough to tell you, "this gown is the one for you, or this gown is not the one for you."
Checklist of What to Bring While Shopping for Wedding Gowns
- A set budget
- Your support system
- Dress Inspiration or inspiration pictures
- Proper undergarments
- Accessories that you may wear on your wedding day, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hairpieces, etc.
- Dress Shoes or the height of the shoes you plan to wear during your wedding ceremony
- A camera, if permitted
- An open-mind.
The Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid While Shopping for your Iconic Wedding Dress
- Having an unrealistic budget for your wedding dress.
- Failing to bring accessories and shoes while dress shopping.
- Bringing non-supportive friends or family members with you while dress shopping.
- Purchasing a wedding gown in a hurry.
- Not having expectations for the type of dress that you want.
- Dress shopping before you've set a date for your Central Park wedding ceremony.
- Having too many dress options.
- Judging a dress by its look on a hanger.
- Choosing a gown that you don't like to make others happy.
- Forgetting to schedule dress fittings and alterations
Final Thoughts on Finding the Perfect Dress for your Wedding Ceremony
Finding the perfect dress for your Central Park wedding can be a difficult process. Start early and get ahead on the planning. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to find something unique, and make any needed alterations. Say yes to a dress that you will never forget!
Happenings™ is a first-of-its-kind brand that empowers couples to book uniquely tailored events at the most exquisite locations. Our goal is to simplify the planning process, helping you create the perfect event from inception to execution.
Our revolutionary booking system makes the entire process as simple as booking a flight online by giving you the building blocks you need to create a truly memorable celebration. Simply enter the date(s), time, and location of your event and then choose from the pre-selected packages or create your own. Every Happenings™ event is assigned to our team of managers to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, you'll get full control over your event with 24/7 access to your event portfolio, where you can review and edit details for your Happening. This can all be done with a few taps of your fingers on your mobile device at your convenience rather than depending on when you can reach your event planner.
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