Bridal Club Magazine
A Shopping Guide for the Clueless Bride
Many brides know what they want for their weddings even before
they met the guy whom they are going to marry. However, there are
also some brides who are totally clueless about the whole wedding
preparation, including one of the most vital aspects-the wedding
shopping. These brides only have a vague idea on where to shop,
what to shop for, and what things to look for when shopping. If you
are this kind of bride, this helpful guide would be heaven-sent for
The wedding gown is one of the first things that you need to
buy. You can find wedding gowns in bridal shops, wedding stores,
department stores, designer shops, vintage shops, and online
stores. These different kinds of stores offer different pros and
cons so you have to determine in which venue you would be most
Some of the factors that you have to consider when shopping for
a wedding gown include fit, style, color, price, accessories, and
embellishments. It is not wise to follow the old saying that you
cannot fit your wedding gown. Make sure the gown fits perfectly on
you. As for the style, look for something that would flatter your
figure and would complement the overall theme of the wedding.
Your options for color include white, off white, or cream. You
can also be more daring and pick a non-traditional color like red,
blue, or violet. Do not forget to set a ceiling price for the
wedding gown so you do not end up overspending. Lastly, choose
embellishments and accessories that would make your gown more
It is necessary to find the perfect pair of wedding rings for
this big day. After all, this will symbolize the everlasting love
and commitment that you and your partner have for each other. When
buying a wedding ring, you need to determine what kind of metal you
want. You have the choice among silver, titanium, platinum, and
gold. Silver is the least expensive metal but it is also the
softest and most flexible.
Gold, which can be yellow or white, is a little more expensive
and more durable than silver. Titanium and platinum are the most
expensive metals. They are the most durable among all kinds. Aside
from the metal, you also have to determine the kind of gemstones
you want to include (diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby) and stone
setting (solitaire, prong, bar, flush, tension, bezel).
Furthermore, do not forget to consider the design, style, and price
of the ring.
Wedding flowers and decoration
The decoration of the wedding venue is a big factor that can
contribute to the event's success. Make sure you shop for all the
things that you need such as table centerpieces, aisle runner,
decoration for the pew, altar, buffet table, and the reception
venue. Choose decorative pieces that would complement the color and
style of your wedding theme.
Make a checklist of all the wedding supplies you need so that
you do not forget anything. Invitations, favors, guest book,
wedding cake, cake toppers are just few of the many things that you
need. The online market can be your one-stop shop for all your
needs so you do not have to endure the hassles of driving to
stores, falling in line, or going from one store to another.
Being a smart shopper is a must when shopping for a wedding
event. This would ensure that you would have the nicest kind of
wedding without having to burst your lifesavings in the process.
Have fun and be smart!