6 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Say Yes to the Dress

Take a moment for some self-reflection before you hand over your credit card

Updated 12/13/16

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It may take many dress stores, multiple days of wedding dress shopping, and even moments of patience for you to find the wedding dress of your dreams. But before you rip the price tag off and hand over your credit card, it's always a good idea to make sure you're buying the dress that you always imagined you'd wear on your wedding day. That's why it's important to ask yourself these six things before you say yes to the dress.

1. Will the store price match?
If you've found a dress that you absolutely love, be sure to ask the store If they can price match, if you also found the dress online for a whole lot cheaper.

2. Can I find it for cheaper?
Before saying yes to the dress of your dreams, try to search online to see if you can find the dress for a less expensive price or if the designer has other options available that you're interested in seeing and trying on.

3. Am I able to dance in it?
One of the main things you'll want to make sure is that you can easily move around in your dress and be able to break it down on the dance floor without having a looming fear that you'll tear a rip in it.

4. Do I really love it?
If you're going wedding dress shopping with a crew of people, you may want to spend some time alone really asking yourself if this is a dress that you love and not a dress that everyone around you has convinced you to love.

5. Have I seen all my options?
If you've only gone to one wedding dress store and tried on just one dress, you may want to keep shopping some more just to make sure you've seen more options. If the first dress is truly the one, you'll only become more certain of that fact after trying on some other gowns.

6. Am I settling?
Finding a wedding dress should be a love at first sight feeling, so if you've found a dress that has you feeling just okay about, then you may want to ask yourself: Am I settling?

Jen Glantz the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire). She frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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