Rumor: "I need to bring a complicated one-piece undergarment to try on wedding gowns."
Fact: You do not need to bring any special undergarments for wedding gown shopping. You will probably not be wearing a bra to try on dresses since you will not need to wear one with most wedding dresses. Build in corsets, boning, bust cups, and back support straps will give you more support than any bra! The only time it is advised that you bring undergarments such as spanx or a strapless bra is if you are coming in for an alterations fitting and you are planning on wearing those same undergarments on your wedding day.
Rumor: "I need to start shopping for a wedding gown at least six months prior to my wedding date."
*If you are getting bridal portraits taken, you will probably need to order your dress even further in advance so that you can have your dress in and altered before the portrait date.*
Rumor: "The more friends and family I bring shopping with me, the better! More opinions will help me make a decision."
Rumor: "All designers use the same dress sizes."
Rumor: " It's ok to order a dress that is 2 sizes too small...I'm going to lose weight before my wedding!"
Fact: This is a tricky one! Many brides do lose weight before their wedding but keep in mind that it is always easier for a seamstress to take in a dress that is too large than to let out a dress that is too small. It is difficult to gauge how much weight will be lost in the time before your dress comes in. Also, losing weight does not always mean a change in all of your measurements. The safest option is to order a gown in the size that matches your current measurements. If you are very adamant about a smaller dress size, the best thing to do is hold off on ordering as long as possible as you lose the weight and get re-measured right before ordering to ensure accurate measurements. Just remember, you still need to leave yourself about 6 months in between your ordering date and your wear date for the dress.
Rumor: " I know I want a mermaid style dress so I don't need to try on any other styles."