#10: Give Yourself Plenty of Time
When setting your wedding date, keep in mind that most gowns have a 4 month production lead time. That means you should start shopping for your gown 6 months prior to your wedding date to give yourself plenty of shopping time as well as time for alterations. This will give you piece of mind that all is on schedule and avoid last minute rush fees.
#9: Make an Appointment
This is a special occasion, so make sure you have an appointment so that the dress shop can dedicate that time to you and only you.
#8: Choose Your Shopping Squad Wisely!
Having an entourage may sound like a great idea, but bring only your closest family and friends whose opinion you value. Although you may want to have more loved ones at your appointment, sometimes having too many opinions can cloud your own.
#7: Eat and Hydrate!
It takes a lot of energy to shop for a wedding dress so make sure you have your Wheaties and stay hydrated throughout the day to ensure you are feeling great with plenty of stamina!
#6: Get to Pinning!
I don’t think you should spend too much time researching bridal gowns online because it should be an organic process, but having a Pinterest board with styles that have caught your eye will be a great way to communicate what you like to a bridal stylist.
#5: Special Requests
If there is a dress that has caught your interest, ask the store ahead of time if they carry it or if they can get the sample in prior to your appointment.
#4: Ignore Dress Sizing
Wedding dresses run small so don’t worry when the size is not your typical dress size. What matters most is how well the dress fits you and that you feel amazing when you walk down the aisle!
#3: Glam It Up!
To help you feel your best while wedding dress shopping, get a little glammed up! Add a bit of lip gloss, blush, or curl your hair if that is the look you are going for on your wedding day.
#2: Go With Your Gut
At the end of the day, it’s what YOU feel amazing in that will make your day even more special. You will know it’s The One when you can’t stop thinking, dreaming, and talking about that one dress. That’s when the dress has actually chosen you!
#1: Enjoy the Moment
This should really be a fun and memorable moment in your wedding journey, and one that brings you one step closer to your special day with your lucky groom! Leave your worries behind and enjoy the shopping process, you will look amazing in which ever dress you choose!
Your Lace & Bustle Ladies~