Before you go wedding dress shopping there are some tips you need to know to have a hassle free experience.
This will help you not to "overspend" when you go shopping at bridal shops. How so?
Let's start with what happens on your arrival.
When you arrive at the bridal shop you will be asked to fill out a registration card. At some shops they will ask which wedding gown styles you are interested in and proceed to pull some dresses for you to try on.
Is this a good thing? Not if you are a bride on a budget!
When you allow the sales person to pull dresses for you without them knowing your budget this is what happens...
Here's the hard choice you have to make...
You now begin to try on dresses within your price range. Soon you realize that you are having a hard time finding something that measures up to the higher priced dress.
So now do you continue wedding dress shopping or do you decide to buy the high priced gown and cut your wedding budget somewhere else?
Directing brides to higher priced dresses is a sales technique that some consultants use in order to get higher commissions. Don't let the above scenario happen to you...
Before you try on anything... always, always let them know your budget.
Fortunately more consultants are starting to be more customer service oriented and will ask brides about their budget right away. But if your consultant should neglect to ask you... you will need to speak up.
If you want to build some flexibility in your budget... it is helpful to mention to your bridal sales consultant a price range a little lower than the highest you would go.
This way if you don’t see something you like in that price range. You can choose to move up and still be within your budget.
One last tip...
So if you are a bride on a budget remember before wedding dress shopping set a budget for your wedding dress cost, be proactive. This will give you the control needed to stay within your budget while shopping for your perfect wedding dress.
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