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The Search for the Perfect Wedding Gown and How David & Rachel Boutique Help You Win It

By Mina Deocareza | April 2014

"A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman—it must reflect the personality and style of the bride," says Venezuelan-American Fashion Designer Carolina Herrera. No wonder, each bride-to-be has to be very careful when she finds the wedding gown that would best suit her.

However, we should not forget about the fact that the quest for the perfect bridal gown is never easy. There are always a lot of factors to be considered. Of course, there are also a lot of other preoccupations each bride-to-be has, making the search even more challenging. Yet, despite the presence of all these, a bride-to-be still has to win. This is not impossible, actually, most especially if she will consider the following tips:

1. Start early.

When you are looking for the perfect wedding gown for you, you should keep in mind that you have to start as early as possible. You should not assume that you can just finish the task in one day. Even if you can actually make decisions real fast, it is still better to give yourself ample time so as to avoid committing mistakes. Plus, you should also remember that if you plan on having your gown customized for you, you should also give enough time to the one who will work on it.

2. Design as strategic plan.

Don't get it wrong. Looking for the wedding gown that will best suit you cannot be done in the same way as you shop for your everyday tees. In other words, visiting random stores in a very random schedule will not work. You might not be able to choose the best because having too many random store visits in one day may make you forget about your choices and how each gown specifically differs from another. In fact, even the schedule is very important. You cannot just consult with designers whenever you want to.

3. Do your homework.

Never ever visit a store without doing your homework. For sure, doing some research online won't hurt. This will, in fact, help you to get acquainted with the terms you have to know most especially the jargons pertaining to the different cuts and styles, colors, and materials. Of course, you do not want to end up being speechless during a store visit just because you cannot understand anything. Also, taking down notes is also something you have to do during your journey to finding the perfect bridal gown. This will help you record things—even the ones your memory can no longer handle. Apart from these, it will also be easier for you to also prepare all other things you may need when fitting gowns or when visiting stores.

4. Consider your budget.

One of the most heartbreaking situations a bride-to-be can ever be in is falling in love with a wedding gown she cannot afford. Just imagine yourself salivating after a wedding gown with a price tag you cannot even look at. Painful, right? If you do not want this to happen to you, then you better do some reality-check and know your budget. This will give you a clue on which gowns to consider and which ones to just forget about. Also, it will narrow down your choices whenever you visit a shop. Instead of examining a bunch of gowns belonging to different ranges of price, you can just focus on what you can surely afford.

5. Know your venue well.

No matter how elegant or fabulous your dress can be, if it does not suit the venue, it's considered as a failure. So, before deciding on which gown to buy, always consider the venue of your wedding. Will it just be okay to wear something that does not have any strap? Or, is it cold in there that you have to wear something with long sleeves? Also, make sure that your design suits the venue. Even the fabric matters. Finally, ask around whether there is any dress code or wedding restriction in your venue. For instance, some churches may be very specific about what you are going to wear.

6. Remember: Honesty is the best policy.

Effective communication and honesty play a very essential role in this quest. From the very beginning, you have to be very honest. You have to tell the designer or the store owner what you really want as well as your specific concerns or dilemmas. Telling him about your limits just like financial constraints will also help him as he assists you in your search. And when you've already decided on which gown to finally buy, never ever hesitate to get in touch with him for some other concerns you come across with. This will allow you to address each concern immediately instead of waiting for them to haunt you on your special day.

Finding the right bridal gown for you can surely make your world spin for months but you should not lose hope. To make things even easier for you, you can simply seek help from a trustworthy boutique whose reputation has already been proven. If possible, look for an award-winning designer whose skills have already been validated with experts.

David and Rachel Boutique is your ultimate fashion destination. Having been the 2012 Grand Prize Winner in the Evening Gown Category of Moda Mindanao and 2012 1st Prize Winner of SM's Grand Sagala, this boutique can truly craft the wedding gown that will make you look your best on your wedding day. No questions, asked; this boutique provides elegant and quality wedding gowns. And here's the catch: they do it in very affordable prices.

Actually, they do not render made to order services; they also rent gowns to brides who want to wear gowns with exceptional designs without spending a lot. Very practical, indeed!

Apart from wedding gowns, they also create suits for grooms and also cater to needs of people who need stylish yet affordable outfits for other occasions such as debuts and proms. They also accept alteration services.

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