If you’ve found yourself here on Perfect Day Bride, chances are, you’ve started the search for your dream wedding dress. And guess what? You’re definitely in the right place as today we’re offering you the 10 best tips for a stress-free wedding dress shopping experience. Finding your wedding gown is probably one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning and it’s the perfect excuse to feel like a modern-day princess. However, many brides make easily avoidable mistakes and it can often become stressful. So, bridal babes, let’s get stuck in and find out how you can make your wedding dress shopping experience amazing…
10 Tips For A Stress-Free Wedding Dress Shopping Experience
First things first, do your RESEARCH! Browse blogs for inspiration and real brides and you’re likely to see a gown that catches your eye. Pinterest is also key for finding your dream dress – save as many dresses as you like to your boards and feel free to bring them along to your appointment and we’ll find the perfect match. It’s a good idea to research gowns to see if there is a particular style you love so that you have a vague idea before you come into the boutique. You can browse our collection of gorgeous bridal designers here.
While we always recommend doing your research beforehand, we always tell our brides to keep an OPEN-MIND! You may have your heart set on a particular dress, designer or style but when it comes to trying it on, it simply may not be ‘The One’ for you. Our dedicated team of stylists will know exactly what will suit you and we will encourage you to try on dresses that you may not have considered.
Make sure you PREPARE! We recommend wearing nude underwear to your appointment and not wearing too much fake-tan or make-up. We always supply heels for brides to try on with their dresses, but if you’ve already bought your wedding shoes, feel free to bring them along!
Make sure we STOCK IT! If you’ve seen a dress that is making your heat flutter, drop us an email or give us a call to make sure we’ve got it stock for you to try on.
Set a BUDGET before you come along to your appointment. There really is nothing worse than finding the perfect dress for your big day, but finding it is way out of your budget – cue heartbreak and tears! We’ll listen to you and will help you find a dress that doesn’t break your budget.
Buying your wedding dress can take a long time, so get PLANNING! Book your appointment well in advance – we suggest buying your dress at least six months before your special day. It can take a while between trying on, buying, fitting and picking up your gown and leaving it too late will only cause stress!
Choose your ENTOURAGE carefully! You may love the idea of bringing all of your bridesmaids along, but there will be lots of opinions and it can easily become a little overwhelming. We recommending bringing two – three close family members or friends to your appointment but remember, the final decision should only be YOURS!
Don’t fret if you don’t find the one straightaway. You’ll hear different stories from lots of different brides but you need to make your experience just as unique as you are. Some brides may find their dress at their first appointment, whereas other brides will try on over 20 dresses to find theirs.
Make sure your dress is totally COMFORTABLE. Can you dance in it? Can you sit in it? Can you move in it? Yes, you want to look utterly gorgeous (and you will), but you also want to feel relaxed on the most important day of your life.
FITTING your dress is not as easy as it looks – trust us! Allocate this job to someone while you’re at your boutique appointment and we can show you both how to fit it on the wedding day.
There may be a lot to remember, but our ten top tips promise a stress-free wedding dress shopping experience. Now you’re totally ready to fall in love again and find ‘The One’, book your appointment at Perfect Day Bride here. We can’t wait to help you start the search for your dress…
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