Before you start with your wedding shopping trips, it is great to have a fair idea about how you want to go about it. It’s going to be one really long process, but it always helps if you make lists and organise yourself. Prioritising your needs is also very important. Especially when it is about wedding shopping, there are things you must know.
Make a list
Before you go out to shop, make a list of all outfits you want to buy. If not the exact kind of outfit, at least gather an idea about what kind of clothes you want to wear on what function. All this certainly helps narrow down your options which can be helpful in the long run, as you will have too many things to do, and little time for them.
So get a list of all the things you need done and before you step out of the house, get an idea about what you are looking for.
Know the markets you want to hit
Delhi has a lot of markets you can check out, especially for wedding shopping (http://www.zakoopi.com/articles/for-the-expats-4-must-visit-markets-in-delhi-that-give-you-a-taste-of-vibrant-india). All these markets are inherently different though. Some are well known for unique designer outfits, whereas some others are known to have the best budget clothes you will find for your wedding. Some markets have stores that house specific kinds of outfits. If you can get a better idea about that, it’ll be even better. Also, some of these markets are extensive. Finding out about stores prior to visiting them, even a little bit, also helps.
Start well in Advance
If you are going to explore all these amazing markets of your choice, choose between some unique and amazing designers, you are going to need a lot of time on your hands. Wedding shopping isn’t very easy. Most people spend a lot of time deciding upon what it is they want to wear for the most important occasion in their life. But that’s not all!
Most of the stores ask you to book your outfits month in advance. This time can be painstakingly long if you choose to go for a designer. And that’s not all. You will also need to go for multiple fittings and try the dress on so changes can be made if required. All of this can take much longer than you’d imagine. So I’d definitely suggest you start well ahead of the big day for no surprised around the time of your wedding.
Know your Budget
One of the essential things to know before you go wedding shopping is to know your budget. You may even have a very generous allowance for the occasion, but it’s always a great idea to decide in advance how much you would want to spend on what outfit.
These are some of the major things you need to keep in mind when you go out wedding shopping. But hey, mostly, you learn as you go. Have a great time wedding shopping.