If you had to give a new bride one piece of advice as she starts her planning what would it be? I'm coming up to a year of engagement and planning and I have learned A LOT of lessons the hard way and i wish someone would have told me these things before hand.
My tip may be a bit unconventional but it is to buy your dress pre-owned. I know that buying the dress is like one of the biggest parts of the process, and you can still have that special experience and buy a pre-owned dress. Dress regret is a REAL thing and I've been though it way to many times and spent way too much money on new dresses. If i would have known about some of the pre-owned sites before I would have searched for that designer dress i fell in love with at the salon and saved myself upwards of $1,000 in the process. I bought my slightly used, bustle already included, cleaned and preserved Maggie Sottero gown that retails for $1,200 for only $200!!! (I mean no offence to anyone who's budget fits buying a brand new gown, mine did not and I could never fathom spending anything more than $300 on something I will only wear one time.)
Bonus tip about wedding dresses is not to worry so much. All of the previous dresses I bought were because other people loved them. I was worried about being sexy for FH but also modest for Grandma but not too over the top for my rustic wedding. But what about me and what I want? People are going to love you and think you're beautiful no matter what so just focus on what makes YOU feel best and most comfortable.
Whats your piece of advice?