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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 you.

Wedding gown

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 comfortable with.

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 beautiful.

Wedding rings

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.

Wedding supplies

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!

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