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Shopping for a wedding dress can be a suspenseful affair. Not only does a bride want to look her best on her big day, she also needs to look her best in a dress that falls within budget, fits the venue, and complements all her best assets. If you're joining a bride-to-be on her wedding-dress shopping or fitting soon, here are a few suggestions for phrases every bride wants to hear. (Of course, these statements should come from a genuine place — so think of these as compliment inspiration to help you shower the bride with adoration.)
1. "Your body looks amazing."
Regardless of how confident a woman is, every bride wants to hear that her body looks absolutely amazing in her wedding dress. Whether the fit complements her small waist, shows off her ample curves, or accentuates her décolletage in a beautiful way, let her know just how smoking hot her body looks.
2. "That dress is so you."
In addition to a flattering fit, most brides are on the hunt for a dress that perfectly exemplifies their style and personality. Once she's found the golden ticket, be sure to let the bride know just how perfectly her choice encapsulates the wonderful person she is.
3. "(Insert groom's name) will love that dress."
What bride doesn't want her groom to absolutely melt when he sees her for the first time? Thoughtfully mention how epic you think his reaction will be to bring the focus back to the couple, and make the bride feel even more beautiful.
4. "That dress is perfect for your venue, mood, theme, etc."
Whether it's a country club ballroom, outdoor vineyard or urban loft—every wedding evokes a distinct mood that should be honored in wedding-planning choices, including the wedding dress. When the bride has done a great job at picking a dress that suits her venue and vision, let her know! There is no such thing as too many compliments — ever.