Brides should try to start dress shopping 8-14 months before their wedding date. There are so many options when it comes to bridal gowns. Give yourself enough time to explore all options and have enough time to order the gown of your dreams. No bride should have to settle on their dream gown! Timing matters!
Be Open Minded
All too many times brides come in with a set idea of what they think they want, only to land on the unexpected. Definitely prepare a wish list but leave a little wiggle room for the unexpected. After all that is where the magic happens.
Create a realistic budget that consists of two numbers, where you would like to stay and your ceiling. This allows your consultant to be helpful and considerate of your wishes. Trying on dresses over your budget can be devastating, however not trying on a dress that may have fallen in your budget can leave you with doubt.
Less Is More
We know dress shopping is exciting and everyone wants to be involved but less is more! During your dress shopping experiences it's important to be surrounded by positive, loving, and encouraging energy. Have people whose opinions absolutely matter to you join your appointments and leave an element of surprise for the rest of your tribe!
Appointment Day Prep
You’re excited and maybe a bit nervous too, that’s to be expected. Try your best to start your day with a “Yes” attitude. Make sure to have a bite to eat, and get some rest so you come in feeling refreshed and ready to try on the gown of your dreams. Wear shapewear and undergarments, avoid heavy make-up and make sure your inspirational images are ready.