Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re met with so many designs, colours, shapes and fabrics in every shop you visit. The range of options you can be presented with makes it hard to work out exactly where you start to refine your choices.
For many, the thought of stepping into a bridal boutique can be a worrying one. Weddings often mean multiple all-eyes-on-you moments, which means body confidence and weight can be on your mind. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thought though. For many, booking your wedding might just be the motivation you need to work on getting your confidence back whilst also following, and ultimately maintaining, a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Regardless of your lifestyle, your location or your current limitations, LighterLife provides a range of easy to follow weight loss plans to help you achieve any of your goals. Choose the right plan for you depending on how much weight you have to lose, and how quickly you want to lose it.
The Total Plan, which can see clients losing up to a stone per month, follows a unique combination of LighterLife Foodpacks, which give you 100% of your RDA of vitamins and minerals to keep energy levels up during stressful planning days, teamed with unique Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) counselling. This helps you to discover more about your personal relationship and issues with food resulting in long term changes, alongside access to an online community offering ongoing support tools to help you to feel fabulously confident in your dream wedding dress.
For some more advice on finding your dream wedding dress, follow our top tips…
Trust your instincts
On your wedding day you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself. This means trusting your instincts. If a dress doesn’t feel 100% right then it’s not the one for you. While it sounds cliché, when you find ‘the one’, you’ll know it, so don’t be disheartened if the first few dresses aren’t giving you that fuzzy feeling!
Shapes and silhouettes
There are a couple of crucial things to remember when picking your dress shape. Firstly, the dress will look better on you than the hanger, so try and be open minded. Secondly, dresses look different on magazine models than real life brides, so pick what’s most flattering for your own body shape. Try not to levitate towards just one style in the first instance. Try on a variety until you find a shape that suits you most.
Know your budget
Don’t start dress hunting until you’ve figured out your budget. Having a price in mind when you go to your dress appointment will help avoid any deviation from your wedding budget – not to mention avoiding any unwanted disappointment. There are so many affordable options for wedding dresses so don’t just stick to bridal boutique. High street chains and vintage shops can be a haven for beautiful gowns.
To ensure you leave enough time to find your dream dress, start your journey with plenty of time to spare (anywhere from 12 months!). It may take several trips to bridal shops to find your dream dress! Keep in mind that bespoke and handmade designs may take longer, and if you’re working to a tight deadline this may cost more.
Support and encouragement
Before you head to the bridal boutique make sure you have a team of supportive friends and family on hand to give you some encouragement. Whether it’s just one close friend, all your gal pals or yours and your partner’s family, you’ll be grateful for the feedback that loved ones can offer – especially if you’re having trouble choosing between a couple of dresses.
And now you can kick-start your weight loss with £40 off a LighterLife 14-day starter bundle.
We’ll enter every purchase into a prize draw to win a 3-day trip to New York for two, including flights, hotel and £250 to treat yourself to a stylish new wardrobe.
On our Total Plan you lose up to a stone a month* so you’ll definitely be travelling lighter!
Offer expires 31st January 2018.
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