When it comes to shopping for The One, you know the drill - hitting up at least a few stores and trying on a multitude of dresses (and getting a million and one opinions) before finally settling on your dream dress.
But that might not be true for some of us, who simply prefer a more hassle-free experience. Then you'll want to hit up online rental platform Brides, The Label. This rental platform lets you shop the dress of your dreams in 3 easy steps:
#1 Browse the collection
There's a deluge of styles to be found, from chic pieces for the contemporary bride to classics and romantic ballgowns for those who love that fairy tale look, with prices starting from SGD $199. And there aren't just wedding dresses. You'll find suits and evening gowns, too. You'll even be able to narrow down your search to the colour, size, neckline (here's how to choose yours) and silhouette. If you're worried about the sizing, there's an international size guide and Stylist Guide available for each outfit.
#2 Book your outfits
Select your pick-up and return dates on the website (a standard rental period of 4 days or an extended period of 8 days), as well as try-on date if you prefer to try on the gowns first. This comes with a fee per outfit.
#3 Fit and collect at the pop-up store
Not sure if it'll fit you just the way you want it to? There's a fitting session done on the day of the collection. If it doesn't, you get the option of getting minor alterations done.
But before you start clicking away, here are some tips the online store has to offer.
#1 Know Your Style
Before you start dress shopping, decide whether you want a casual garden-themed wedding or a formal, romantic affair.
Always keep the venue and theme in mind as you browse gowns. Rule out fabrics (these 7 fabrics are great for outdoor weddings) and silhouettes that won't work (for example, a bulky ball gown is probably not the best fit for a midday beach affair) and consider what styles will flatter your silhouette.
#2 Be prepared to act fast.
A highly-desired gown at a great price online is a hot commodity, many brides might be aiming at your favourite design.
If you adore the wedding gown of your dream, rent it or buy it, lest you lose it to another bride!
#3 Don't Be Afraid to Say "Yes" to Your Dream Dress Right Away
Brides are often surprised if they find the right dress too quickly, but that's how it just works and you may be the lucky one.
Deciding on your "once in a lifetime" gown is a big decision, since you start shopping, then be ready to commit.