Whether you’ve been dreaming of your wedding dress since your childhood days and know your exact specifications, or you’ve never thought about it until your big wedding day is soon to arrive, we’ve got you covered on how to choose a wedding dress.

Though you have never tried a wedding dress before, it is the most expensive garment a woman will ever own. So, finding your dream wedding gown can be stressful and it can feel like the pressure is definitely on while shopping for it.

In addition, terms like tulle, A-line, fit-and-flare, organza, sheath, etc. may seem like a whole new language that needs to be understood. A traditional dress for the ceremony and a casual one for the reception is becoming increasingly common among brides, which is another add-on to the stress of shopping. We are here to decrease your burden of choosing the perfect bridal dress.

At Always and Forever Bridal, we pride ourselves on being the leading premier bridal wedding dress stockist in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we have become Melbourne’s most sought-after and trusted bridal store, for brides to be when shopping for their wedding gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, bridal accessories, shoes and final touches.

Keeping in mind your budget, personal style or time frame for the shopping days, our below-mentioned shopping tips can help you find the wedding gown of your dream.

1. Do Self Research to Find Your Likes

Explore bridal magazines, and browse through bridal boutiques online or social media images to get some clues on your favourite bridal dress. Also, look for the one that connects with the theme and the necessary accessories that go along with the outfit. Be it embellished, lacy, voluminous or open-back or closed; we have some of the common styles that you endure and desire to carry on your big day.

2. Approach Bridal Consultant

The bridal consultants inform you about the fabric and pattern that suits your personality and dressing style. You must keep an open mind when they are guiding you through shopping, and speak to them about your needs and priorities. At Always and Forever Bridal, we have our custom design bridal service where you can create your personalised wedding dress, from Vintage to Boho, Princess Classic to Modern sleek designs. With the help of our expert, you may find your dream dress that you didn’t know would be your dream dress.

3. Shop Early But as Per Your Size

Some gowns may take more than seven to eight months for preparation and once it arrives you still have to keep in mind the alternation and accessorising. So it is preferable to shop early or book your order early. With a sense of style, our professional team is here to help you through the process and provide a truly amazing experience for your shopping, which is never to be forgotten.

4. Figure Out Your Budget

Yes, the budget might seem a bit uncomfortable to talk numbers. With bridal shopping lists, that include the veil, jewellery, and shoes to gel along the wedding outfit, jotting down the price and budget limit might turn out to be a headache. Before you decide on the dress, your prior most step should be to figure out who is paying for the wedding gown, your family, your partner or you? Try on the most affordable one first, and work your way up to the bank-breaker.

Out of all these tips, if you are to choose the perfect wedding dress shop in Melbourne, Always and Forever Bridal can assist with your needs. Whether you want to feel classic, vintage, and comfortable, or romantic, glamorous, and beautiful, we carry one of the largest collections of beautiful wedding gowns in Melbourne.

Whether you want to feel classic, vintage, and comfortable, or romantic, glamorous, and beautiful, go into wedding dress shopping with a clear vision of how you want to look on the big day. With globally acclaimed fashion houses sourced from around the world, from Europe to the United States and some of Australia’s finest designers, we carry an exquisite collection of bridal gowns, evening wear and prom gowns, along with a large selection of accessories.