Choosing your dress is one of the biggest and most important choices when preparing for your wedding, and there is a long and fine tradition of making an event of it for you, your maid of honour and your family.
However, a growing number of brides are opting to take their search for the perfect dress online, partly due to the circumstances that affected 96 per cent of weddings last year, but also due to access to a larger choice of designs that can provide some inspiration.
With so many brides purchasing their wedding dresses online, here are some top tips to make the most of the choice.
Check Different Sizing Conventions
When you buy clothes online, it is important to note that dress sizes often use different numbering systems in different regions, with the UK having a different system to Germany, France, Italy, the United States and South Korea for example.
There are several size calculators online to help you translate any dress or bridal size to actual measurements. Having your own measurements to hand will also help out a lot in the long run.
Checking out a dress in various photos with details on which size the model is wearing can also help you here.
It is far easier to take dresses in than letting them out, so if you are in doubt, err on the side of caution and order a higher size.
Don’t be afraid to get in touch with customer service, as they will be more than happy to help you if you are uncertain which one to go for.