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)
Having a realistic budget that is flexible will help.
*We offer Payment plans and financing.
Keep your shopping entourage small.
Choose 2-3 close friends or family members to help you with your search.
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 where the store is all yours to explore.
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!