BRIDAL SHOPPING 101
Have an idea of what you are willing to spend on your dream gown. (you don't want to fall in love with a gown that is more than you would like to spend)
Also, keep in mind the cost of alterations. (almost all gowns will need some type of alteration)
*Alterations on average are estimated between $180-$800 in additional costs depending on what is needed to make your gown fit perfect.
Having a realistic budget that is flexible will help with having more of a selection to choose from. Our gowns
Keep your shopping entourage small.
Choose 2-3 close friends or family members to help you with your search.
*We ask those booking appointments limit their party to no more than 5. That would be the bride plus 4 guest. (No children will be allowed) Photos, face-time, and Zoom are always options for guests that cannot attend the appointment with you in person.
This will help you get a better idea of what YOU like without too many other opinions.
While most bridal shops are walk-in friendly, booking an appointment in advance ensures a full appointment with your stylist's undivided attention.
*We are a petite boutique that provides private appointments with one bride at a time; where the store is all yours to explore.
*Feel free to book 2 appointments. Come alone for your first appointment to narrow your choices then bring your guests for the final Say Yes to the Dress moment!
While it's good to have an idea of what you like; make sure to keep an open mind.
Let your consultant pull gowns for you not your guests. This will cut down on chaos and confusion during your appointment.
Your stylist is an expert, and will have an idea of what types of gowns will look amazing on your body type.
Make sure to wear the proper undergarments to your appointment to maximize the look of the gown.
This also applies to shopping early. Most shops will recommend shopping at-least 8 months in advance.
Don't be afraid to say YES!
Continuing to shop after finding your dress can be overwhelming, and can make it harder to decide. You don't want to become dress drunk. This can lead to buyers remorse and more expense in the end due to buying a second dress.
Say yes while in your dress. Trust the butterflies!
(You'd be surprised how many brides find their gown their first time shopping)
Most importantly remember to have fun! Dress shopping is a special event in your life so make sure to take time to enjoy it!
Check out this great video!
Follow Naryi for more helpful insight on navigating your wedding dress journey. From learning industry standard knowledge on bridal or specialty gown shopping to how to decide on the gown that makes it to your big day. This YouTube channel is a great resource to refer to.
*Keep in mind Nayri is located in the LA area and some pricing information will vary depending on the region you are shopping in.