Shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most fun parts of planning for your special day. Although it can be stressful at times, the feeling when you find the perfect dress is indescribable. Here are a few of our best wedding dress shopping tips to ensure you have an easy, enjoyable day.
Make an Appointment
While this one may seem like a no brainer, making an appointment is so important. Not only will it help you avoid long dressing room lines, you’ll also have more time with your stylist so she can choose the right dresses for your own personal style. It will also allow friends and family to save the date so they can be there with you for your special day of shopping.
Your friends and family can help make a day of shopping even more fun while also offering their own opinions of each dress and style. Be sure to select only a small group of those closest to you as brides can often make the mistake of having too large a group and feeling overwhelmed. We recommend a group of five people or less so choose carefully!
Finding the wedding dress of your dreams can take time so you’ll want to be sure you’re giving yourself enough shopping time. A good guideline to follow is to start shopping about 12 – 18 months before your wedding date. Do some research beforehand such as Pinterest and bridal magazines, and don’t forget to leave about three months for any alterations.
Don’t Forget Accessories
One of our most important wedding dress shopping tips is to bring any accessories with you while shopping. This can include jewelry, shoes, veil options and shapewear. Even if you aren’t sure what you’ll be wearing, it’s great to have options so you can see how they’ll look with each dress. Choosing the right shapewear is also important if you’ll be trying on a variety of styles.
Taking photos of your options is a great way to see how the dresses look from all angles! It can also be an easy way to keep track of your favorites if trying on multiple options. Have your friends or family snap some photos of each dress so you can narrow down your favorites.
Are you ready to start shopping for your dream dress? We hope you will use these wedding dress shopping tips when planning your shopping adventure. Don’t forget to read through our checklists of important items to bring with you along with what you should wear while shopping. We want you to feel as prepared as possible so you can have an amazing experience in our Berkley, Michigan store.