Have you ever wondered what a Bridal Stylist thinks about during her appointment? Read six things we wish our brides knew during their wedding dress shopping experience!
It’s Not Always Fun To Try on Dresses Outside Your Budget
The most disappointing experience is trying on your dream dress but ultimately being unable to afford it. There are a million dresses to choose from, but we make sure to select styles within your budget that will meet your dream dress list! You can even customize necklines and trains to suit your preferences.
Avoid Early AND Late Shopping
While this may sound contradictory, it's the truth! When you start too early, you may become overwhelmed by visiting too many shops, waiting for the new season of dresses to come out, or over comparing styles that are too similar. Pinterest boards are a great way to get ideas of what you're looking for, and browsing for ideas is fun too, but if you start too early, you might become overwhelmed by visiting too many shops and waiting for the new season to come out.
Getting alterations and ordering a dress takes time, so don't shop too late. The dress arrives on average 4-5 months after ordering, and alterations take about 2-3 months. Additionally, you will need to consider bridesmaid's dress shopping as your girls will need time to coordinate with your dress.
More Shopping Companions Isn’t Always Better
Choosing a dress for your wedding day is a monumental chapter in your life, and you want those closest to you by your side. However, the more people you bring, the more opinions you will hear, and we have seen the "burn out" look way too often. The number of guests in an appointment should not exceed three.
Our goal is to make your experience memorable, while keeping the focus on you, and to answer your questions and assist with your style. Keep in mind bridesmaids dresses, accessories, shoes, hairstyles, and make-up are just a few ideas to get everyone involved in your planning.
Don’t Choose Your Gown Based on How Your Pics Look
There is a lot of light and windows in a bridal shop, but those darn phones always seem to get a bad angle. Don't choose a dress based on what it looks like on a phone. Look in those oversized mirrors, step around, sit down, but don't pick a dress based on what it looks like on a smartphone. You can also test out what you will look like on your wedding day by wearing natural make-up, plus lipgloss and mascara never go wrong.
Not All Brides Get Emotional About Finding Their Dress
There is no need for every bride to cry in order to know her dress is "the one." Sometimes, it may be her mom, a close friend, or her sister who starts crying first. Once you find your dress, you can't help but smile, while feeling confident and beautiful, knowing that this dress reflects who you are, and you can't wait for your fiancé to see you in it for the first time.
We Want You To Be Honest With Us
We encourage you to always let us know how you really feel about the dresses you try on! It’s so important to us that we help you find the perfect gown, and you’re not going to love every dress you see. Dresses are something we see all day long, so we know what looks good on different body types. We want to know you, your family, your personality, as well as all about your wedding details, so that we can find a dress that is uniquely you.
We hope these tips help prepare you for your first appointment! And if you haven’t, be sure to book your appointment today so we can help you find the wedding dress of your dreams!