Can’t Choose a Wedding Dress? Easy Ways to Decide


Deciding between a few wedding dresses can be tough but it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. And you are not alone! It is something that happens to many brides. So, now I will give you some tips on how to make a confident decision.

Remember Your Initial Reaction

You felt like you were stepping into a magical world when you saw the wedding dresses for the first time. For one moment, you imagined yourself in each dress. How did that make you feel? Happy, excited, or maybe a bit surprised? Think back to that moment. Well, those first emotions or thoughts that popped into your mind are the ones that will guide you to the perfect wedding dress.

Wedding dress – Cascais, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Check Comfort and Movement

In order to choose the right dress, think about how comfortable they are. Imagine yourself in each dress, walking down the aisle, sitting, and dancing. Consider how each dress feels when you move your arms and legs. You want a dress that lets you hug your loved ones and dance without feeling restricted. So, the one that lets you move easily and feels cosy is probably the right choice.

Quinta A Lendária, Venue | Barreiro, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings
Moinho da Praia, Venue | Samouco, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Visualise Your Wedding Style

When deciding between two wedding dresses, think about the kind of wedding you want. Look at the place where you will get married, how formal it is, and the overall atmosphere you want to create. Your dress should match the vibe of your wedding, so pick the one that fits your style and the kind of celebration you are planning.

Carvoeiro Beach Photoshoot | Algarve, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings
Quinta do Careto, Venue | Beja, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Ask For Advice

Seeking advice can bring clarity to your decision process. Ask a close friend or family member whose opinion you value for help. Share your thoughts, what you like about each dress, and listen to what they think. As a matter of fact, sometimes other people can give good advice and help you choose the dress that makes you happiest.

Casa do Sembrano | Beja, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings
Palmela, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Think About Accessories

Consider the accessories you plan to wear with each dress, such as veils, jewellery, or shoes. Some dresses might go better with certain accessories, enhancing your overall bridal look. Imagine yourself with these accessories on each dress and see which one makes you feel more like the bride you want to be.

Wedding accessories | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings
Wedding accessories | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Keep Budget in Mind

If budget is a factor, it is crucial to keep it in mind. While both dresses may be beautiful, choosing the one that fits your budget keeps your wedding planning stress free and ensures you feel fantastic without spending too much. Also, you can check the cost of alterations or any additional accessories needed for each dress. This might affect your decision.

Imagine Your Big Day

Imagine your big day, standing between two beautiful wedding dresses. Close your eyes and picture yourself walking down the aisle, feeling elegant and confident. As you stand at this crossroads, think about the emotions of your loved ones. With this in mind, let your heart guide you to the dress that matches your dreams for this important day.

Quinta Pinhal das Confreirias, Venue | Almargem do Bispo, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Sleep on It

Choosing between two wedding dresses can be hard. However, if you are not sure, take your time to make the decision. Sleep on it, and see how you feel the next day. Imagine each dress in your dreams. Think about waking up on your wedding day. Which dress makes you feel happy and excited? Moreover, a fresh perspective can help clarify your choice. So, take a night to let your feelings settle. When you wake up, you might have a better idea of which dress is the one for you.

Trust Your Feelings

After all, your feelings are like a guide. They tell you which dress connects with your heart and fits your dream day. Furthermore, your wedding dress is not just clothes, it’s a part of you and your love story. So, trust the excitement and confidence each dress gives you. Be confident in your feelings, and go with the dress that feels right.

Palmela, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Remember, there’s no right or wrong choice. Both dresses are lovely, but one will likely make you feel extra special. Enjoy the process, trust yourself, and know that whichever dress you choose, you’ll radiate and shine on your wedding day.

On the other hand, if you have already chosen a wedding dress but are still having second thoughts and asking yourself constantly, “Have I picked the right wedding dress?”, don’t worry. It happens! Here is what you can do:

Take a moment and give yourself time to think about why you chose the dress in the first place. What did you like about it?

Figure out your concerns by identifying why you are unsure. Is it about how it looks, feels, or matches your vision? Understanding your concerns is the first step to finding a solution.

Quinta Pinhal das Confreirias, Venue | Almargem do Bispo, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Another step you can take is to go back to the shop and try the dress on again. Seeing yourself in it might help you clarify your feelings. You always can look at other dresses or styles, even if you have already made a purchase. This comparison can either reaffirm your choice or reveal a preference for a different style. And then, discuss your doubts with the consultants at the bridal shop. They can guide you on alterations or changes adjustments if needed.

Share your feelings with your close friends or family. They might offer helpful insights.

Palmela, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings

Remember your dream wedding. Does the dress fit that dream? If yes, it might be the one. If you still feel a connection, trust that feeling. Your intuition knows best.

Finally, be kind to yourself. It’s normal to have doubts during this process. Your wedding dress should make you happy and confident. If you are still unsure after thinking and trying, it’s okay to explore other options. The most important thing is that you feel amazing as you walk down the aisle.

Quinta da Suratesta, Venue | Beja, Portugal | Photo by PEDIPortugal Weddings
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