Choosing a Bridal Shop – Consultants’ Top 5 Tips
Brides who have found “the one” in a bridal shop will tell you that it’s the start of a beautiful relationship. Your consultant should become your confidant – someone you feel comfortable to share your insecurities, concerns, and quirks with.
How will you know this is “the one”, though? Unlike the dreamy hotel you’ll be booking into for your honeymoon, bridal shops don’t come with gradings and stars.
5 Hot Tips for Selectin a Bridal Shop from a Timeless Bridal Couture consultant:
Tip #1: Your best bet is to research, research, research, and ask, ask, ask. Word of mouth and the internet are powerful ways to get a feel for a store. First-hand recommendations are probably your safest bet though. Nothing beats an ecstatic bride gushing about her wedding dress shopping and everything the bridal shop did for her.
Tip #2: Look at the location of the bridal shop and how easily you can get there. While we welcome brides from across the country to our boutique in Pretoria, we recommend that you find a boutique that is close to home. You don’t want to put added pressure on yourself and battle with traffic to get to your consultation and fittings.
Tip #3: Don’t be late for your appointment. You and your consultant need every minute of your time slot together. The duration of consultations differs from boutique to boutique, but they are usually at least an hour. Timeless Bridal Couture offers 90-minute consultations. Don’t get off on the wrong foot by being late for your appointment. You can’t expect the consultant to run over time for you either, as this might derail their appointments for the rest of the day.
Tip #4: Be prepared for some personal questions. You’re entrusting your consultant with a lot – finding your dream wedding dress – so you’ll need to be open and honest with each other. Finding out more about your character and personal style is important, so the consultant may pop a few delicate questions. Relax. As a professional, your consultant knows their boundaries, so nothing should be inappropriate. Go with the flow, and recognise that it’s all for the greater good of walking down the aisle as radiant and stunning as you can be.
Tip #6: Bring along the type of underwear or body shaper you intend to wear on the day. You’ll be trying on a great deal of wedding dresses, and the only way to truly gauge the fit is to have the right underwear on. Bring a pair of shoes which are similar to the style/heel you want for your wedding, and have your hair done loosely according to the style you will have it on the day. Please don’t wear make-up, though. Our delicate gowns don’t like foundation and lipstick!
Partnering with the right bridal shop is a massive tick on your to-do list. Try Timeless Bridal Couture for an exceptional bridal shop experience. We look forward to helping you make your dreams come true.