Buying your bridal gown is meant to be special but it can also be very stressful! Here are a few things to remember to make it a magical time.
Do your research – go on-line and check out bridal boutiques in your area. Look at the designer dresses they do, price range etc. Getting some photos together of the style of dresses that you like can also help you start your wedding gown search.
Who to take shopping – too many people can ruin a bride’s wedding dress experience. Take 2-3 guests with you that are important to helping you make your choice. Lots of girlfriends will have their own conflicting opinions which will only cloud your judgement. It’s your dress at the end of the day so your choice.
When to dress shop – most brides start looking on average 12 months from the date of their wedding. This allows plenty of time to find the gown and to allow for delivery and fittings prior to the wedding. It can also then help when other decisions need to be made regarding colour schemes, bridesmaids etc.
Be open minded – lots of brides have an idea of how they see themselves on their wedding day. But your Bridal Stylist will be able to help you try gowns that will be the most flattering to your shape, style and skin tone that you may not have thought of. How many times do you hear brides say “I ended up with a wedding dress that was nothing like what I thought I would wear!.
Following these simple guidelines will make finding your dream wedding dress a memorable and enjoyable experience.