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MTYTH #1: Your wedding dress has to be white

In the early 19th century, brides did not traditionally wear white. Not only was a white dress seen as impractical, it was not financially wise for brides to purchase a dress to wear only once. In 1840, brides took note of Queen Victoria’s white gown, and that began the famous white wedding dress history as we know it. While white is still the most popular color for brides; blush, champagne, light blue and even red has been worn depending on a brides culture, venue & personal style!

MYTH #2: Expensive wedding gowns are more beautiful

From bridal magazines to celebrity wedding gowns, many people believe that the price of their wedding dress determines how pretty they will look on their wedding day, but that is not true. There are so many beautiful options when it comes to finding your perfect wedding dress and the most important part is knowing your budget. When you're shopping, it's important to try on dresses within your budget, that way you don't get attached to a dress you can't afford. This will make your shopping experience much more enjoyable. I promise, your uniquely beautiful dress is out there and within your price point!

MYTH #3: You should know the kind of dress you want

It's perfectly okay to go into a bridal appointment not knowing exactly what kind of dress you want. You can have a Pinterest board with thousands of dream dresses, but until you try them on you won't know what direction to take. Be open to trying on many different silhouettes and styles because you could be surprised!

MYTH #4: You have to bring your entire bridal party with you.

Trying on bridal dresses should be a fun and personal shopping experience, but that does not mean you have to bring your entire bridal party. Sometimes, more people equals more opinions which can cause brides to get overwhelmed. At the end of the day, it's most important that you love and feel great in the dress! Your party is there to be supportive and make the day more fun, not more stressful!

MYTH #5: If you don't cry, it's not THE dress

This is one of the biggest misconceptions in the bridal world. Of course every bride wants to have their "say yes to the dress" moment when they put on the perfect dress and the tears appear. If you love a dress, but do not shed a tear, that's OKAY! Finding the right dress is a personal experience and every bride reacts differently, it's a wonderful moment regardless!

Are you looking for a fun and personal bridal experience? Click here to book an appointment with Verita Bridal today!

credit: Vanity Fair,bit+co, the knot.

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