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As soon as you get engaged, the excitement is in the air. Friends and family are going to start asking you about your wedding dress. What type do you like? Have you got one yet? When are we going for gown shopping? Who is your best designer?
I bet you have no idea, and the whole process is really daunting. And a certain amount of pressure and a rush of fear gets a grip of you as you draw closer to the big day.
What many girls do is grab a few friends or a family member and hit the street with hopes of finding that fairly tale wedding dress you dreamed of way back then. For others, that doesn’t work for them because everyone around them is busy engulfed in their work load. So you may have to move the Kampala streets alone.
So you start walking into bridal shops and one by one you begin to realize you are not finding that perfect dress, and sooner than later, you get fed up. By then you have moved through most of the shops and you are wondering “why can’t they all just be on the same street?” And imagine the tonne of work on your shoulders. From organizing wedding meetings to doing so much that has to be done only by you.
Eventually you may find it but the most of the time, the price is really hefty. So you don’t have to break the bank to find your dream wedding dress.
Here are a few tips that I think might come handy.
- If you are considering gowns designed here in Uganda, find out whether the designer does sample sales, and book in advance.
- Search online. Be sure of your measurements, store policies and all these details if you are considering buying your dress online.
- Check out wedding blogs that allow brides to list their wedding dresses. Ensure the blog is credible and lists genuine content.
- Scour the Secondhand Dress websites or Facebook. There are plenty – just type “secondhand wedding dress” into Google. Try to include your location.
- If nothing is working so far, ask for a discount. You’ll be surprised how often shops will offer 10%-20% off, and you’ve got nothing to lose by asking.