How To Psych Yourself Up To Go Shopping For Wedding Dresses

Your big day is steadily approaching, and you still don’t have a dress! Maybe you haven’t gone shopping yet. Maybe you’ve been to five different stores and still have yet to find “the one.” What’s a girl to do when so much pressure is on? For one thing, she doesn’t forget what makes shopping for wedding dresses so much fun. The more fun you have, the more likely you’ll find that dream dress!

Need help getting psyched up? Check out our advice below.


Before you enter the bridal salon, we recommend hopping online or flipping through a bridal catalog. Either do so leisurely while soaking in the tub, or do it fast and furiously. Either way, try to imagine yourself in every dress you come across. The warmer it makes you feel, the more you know that’s a style to check out in the shop.

Go Through Your Other Preparations

Look at pictures of the venue where you’re getting married. Read your invitation one last time. Sample the food and wine before you go. The more you can immerse yourself in your wedding at this moment, the more clearheaded you’ll be in deciding what you want in the salon. Let the theme control your mind as you blissfully shop for the gown that will make you even more stunning on your big day.

Yes, shopping for your wedding dress can be stressful, but it shouldn’t have to be. Psych yourself up before you go, and you’ll be amazed at how much you glow in the perfect dress. Don’t take a defeatist attitude with you, even if this is your tenth shopping trip. Your perfect dress is out there, and it’s waiting for you to discover it and bring it home!