Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

Shopping for a dress is a huge step for a bride. It’s the princess moment many brides wait for their whole lives, and for many, can make the planning process finally feel real! You’ll be trying on a *lot* of different dresses that each come with even more opinions from your loved ones, but don’t forget your opinion is the most important. Here are a few things to remember during your appointment:

1. Be open to something different than your Pinterest Boards

You may have your heart set on a certain style dress, such as mermaid or ball gown, but be open to try on different shapes and designs. You never know what is going to look good on you until you try it on. Sometimes the styles we dream of don’t fit our body type, so be open to your consultant suggesting something new. (( You’d be surprised how many brides leave the boutique with a lace floral gown saying “I thought I *hated* lace and flowers!” ))

2. Big girls sometimes don’t cry.

If you’re a bride, you’ve seen photos and tv shows depicting brides crying the moment they find their perfect dress, but sometimes it doesn’t happen. That’s okay! Not all brides cry the moment they find their perfect dress, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t shed a tear. You’ll know when you’ve found the right dress, whether the waterworks make an appearance or not.

3. Don’t stress about when you find the dress.

You may try on 5 dresses or 20. That’s totally fine. You may find your wedding dress at the first store or may have to go to a few different ones to find “the one.” Don’t worry. You’ll find it. You also don’t want to second guess your decision, so if you’ve found it, get it! One less more thing to cross off your to do list.

4. Fit is key. (Be Realistic!)

When you’ve found the dress and are ready to get fitted, be honest with yourself. Everyone wants to feel their best, or even lose those few extra pounds for the wedding day, but you don’t want to be uncomfortable or disappointed when you get it altered and it still doesn’t fit.

Every bride has their own experience when it comes to a wedding dress fitting, but these pro tips will keep your dress fitting smoothly and your experience stress free. Find your groove when it comes to your fitting and don’t forget to HAVE FUN!