I sell wedding dresses and these are the three MAJOR mistakes Irish brides keep making ahead of their big day

CHOOSING your dream wedding dress for the big day can be one of the most daunting tasks brides face.

Brides often spend months trying to find the perfect dress that fits to their budget.


Claire has revealed the three major mistakes brides make
Brides often spend months trying to find the perfect dress - that fits to their budget


Brides often spend months trying to find the perfect dress – that fits to their budgetCredit: STOCK IMAGE

And one bridal owner has revealed the three major mistakes she often sees brides making when they come to find their gown for the big day.

Taking to TikTok, under archive12, Claire said: “Wedding dress shopping mistakes I see on the regular.”

The first blunder often made by brides is shopping when they’re hungover.

Trying on wedding dresses can be hard work – and it might be difficult to try on as many gowns as you want to with a raging headache.

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It is important to be well-rested and excited for your fitting in order to avoid saying ‘yes to the dress’ out of sheer exhaustion.

And the second is not wearing nude underwear to your dress fitting.

Bridal underwear should always be invisible which is why it is vital to choose a nude underwear that matches your skin tone.

This prevents your underwear from showing underneath any delicate lace fabrics that may be on your dress.

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Thirdly, Claire, who owns the Archive 12 bridal boutique in Belfast, said bringing the wrong people to help you choose your dress can be a big mistake.

Unwanted opinions in the room is definitely not a good idea when choosing your wedding dress, and it is your wedding dress, so it should be your choice at the end of the day.

Claire advised “supportive friends” should be brought to the fitting.

Meanwhile, a bride-to-be sought support on a Reddit forum after she shared how she banned her groom’s grandmother from their wedding because she was too old.

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The bridezilla explained: “We’ve agreed to not have kids at our wedding, as we want the reception to be a huge party for our adult friends and family with dancing, loud music and an open bar.”

She continued: “However, for precisely the same reasons that we don’t want kids there, I don’t want his elderly grandmother at our wedding either.”

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