Wedding Dress Shopping - Our Top Tips
Here are just a few of our tops tips to get the most out of your wedding dress shopping experience.
Finding the perfect wedding dress can be an exciting but sometimes overwhelming experience. To get the most out of your wedding dress shopping journey, here are some of our top tips.
Firstly, research various bridal boutiques before booking an appointment to get an idea of the styles and designers they carry. Social media is a great place to start! By looking through a shop's socials, you will get a feel for the style of dresses each store has, and will know if the designers they work with are of interest to you. You will also get to know more about the store itself and can decide if the atmosphere and feel of the store is somewhere you'd like to visit.
Secondly, it is a good idea to set a budget, or at the very least have one in mind, before you start shopping. This will help you narrow down your options and prevent overspending. Be sure to share your budget with your bridal consultant when you arrive in store. Letting them know what you'd like to spend means that they can point you towards dresses that are within your budget. This will help avoid any unnecessary disappointment that you could end up feeling if you try on a dress, fall in love but ultimately, can't afford.
Thirdly, bring along a trusted friend or family member, whose opinion you value. Their feedback can be invaluable in making the final decision about a dress. A huge tip that many boutiques will give you is to limit the number of people you bring to your appointment. A lot of opinions can confuse things, particularly if they are divided! Stick to people who know you really well and are going to give honest feedback while keeping your feelings in mind. Most stores have a number of guests they can accommodate, so be sure to check before you arrive.
Lastly, be open-minded! You should come to an appointment willing to try on different silhouettes and fabrics, particularly if it is your first appointment. Sometimes, a certain dress or style that you may not have considered can surprise you and end up being the perfect choice.
Following these recommendations will help make your wedding dress shopping experience enjoyable, and hopefully, successful!
Emily Edith Bridal x