By Sharanya Manola Last Updated:
Shopping for the bridal outfit is a roller coaster ride for every bride. Right from deciding on the style, making plans about where to buy it from, dress room trials to confusion of shortlisting a few before finalising, she cannot help but feel overwhelmed by a bagful of emotions.
She would not be able to put a finger on it, but since we totally get you, we thought that as a bride-to-be, we will prepare you for the journey ahead of you and keep apprehensions as far away from you as possible!
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You are engaged to the love of your life, and you just cannot believe that everything is going as planned. At this point in time, when you think about buying your wedding outfit, you feel that you will totally nail it sans any confusion!
You have helped your siblings and friends shop for their wedding outfits, so you just do not think you are going to experience any hurdles along the way. After all, you have got enough experience doing it for some time now, no?
You follow every designer's wedding collection showcased during fashion shows and sometimes even think of a DIY wedding outfit (all thanks to Pinterest!). Of course while you are at it, you do not mind daydreaming and imagining yourself walking the aisle in those dreamy lehengas and gowns! Oh la la!
Yes, you may fall in love with the first wedding costume you wear, but do not settle for that! You may feel that this is it, but you better not settle for it because you need to reiki the market and make a sound choice.
As days turn into weeks, and you get closer to your wedding month, your confusion multiplies. Your parents ask you to hurry as there is no time to waste. Your sibling and friends who may already be married, will give advice that match their taste and may be not yours? By the end of it, you may totally lose your mind since you are mighty confused!
Chances are that despite having been to scores of stores you may not find what you are looking for. You will be disappointed and disgusted by the amount of jazz you see which converts into restlessness. But, there is no way you are to lose hope or bite your nails off being impatient. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going.
When you are out there, you will have your heart set on a dress which may be a hell lot over your budget. You will be shocked and discouraged all at the same time because here is a dress you cannot take your eyes off yet be unable to buy. Don’t worry, hon! If it is a designer outfit, you get their decent and expensive looking replicas in local markets. Just do your homework and hit the jackpot!
After umpteen number of visits to the market and late night crying out of dejection, this one fine day you will find what you have been dreaming of. Trust us, gal! You will experience these tingles when you look at yourself in the mirror. That is the moment you will think every effort was worth it! Talk about a sunny day after walking in a dense cover of fog!
While you may get impatient time and again, make sure you head out with an open mind and not obsess over a design you may have seen online. There is plenty out there that will look good on you and there is that one outfit waiting for you to lay your hands on it!