Most brides feel one of two ways about shopping for their wedding dress: it’s either the second most exciting day of their lives (the first being the actual wedding, of course!), or it’s the most daunting part of the wedding planning process. Either way, there are a few things you can do to be prepared before heading to the dressing room at your first bridal appointment!
When reviewing your wedding planning checklist,you may notice that you’re instructed to purchase your wedding dress six-eight months before the wedding. This may seem like an extra-early date, but know that it typically takes 16-20 weeks to create your dress, and that doesn’t even include the three fittings you will need before your big day. Don’t delay your wedding dress shopping! Not only do you want to have plenty of time to find The One (which may not happen at your first bridal appointment), but all of the people who make your dress perfect need ample time to do so.
RESEARCH SHOPS & DESIGNERS
STYLE OVER SHAPE
Even after determining the designers and styles you’re interested in, you may be surprised to find that you fall in love with something completely different! Be open to your consultant’s suggestions of silhouettes, materials, and styles that you may not have considered. Sometimes what a bride thinks she’s going to feel fabulous in just doesn’t look the way she imagined. Don’t get discouraged! Remember, there are nearly as many gowns in the world as there are potential mates, and it took more than one date to find your perfect match.