7 Tips to Get Wedding Dress Shopping Off to a Great Start
It always amazes us that as much as women love shopping for clothes, 99% of them go into a flat spin when it comes to shopping for a wedding dress.
If you stay true to yourself and your personal style, you’ll that find wedding dresses aren’t as intimidating as you think they are.
Bag these 7 helpful tips when venturing down the magical rabbit hole of wedding dresses:
- Start looking around early enough, but not too early. We advise around six to eight months before the wedding. This will give you plenty of time for fittings and alterations, and to decide on the perfect accessories.
- Have an idea of what you want before you make an appointment with a bridal shop. With so many styles of wedding dresses out there, you must try to narrow down your choices. Flip open your laptop and page through some magazines beforehand. Our advice is to choose four choices in each of these categories: Definitely, Daring, and Don’t Know. The first will be wedding dresses you love at first sight, the second will be styles you know aren’t you at all, but you’re willing to try, and the last are styles you like but will need a little nudging on. It’s a fun exercise and very helpful too.
- Familiarise yourself with the terminologies surrounding wedding dresses. Fabrics are important (lace, satin, chiffon, organza, charmeuse, etc.), as are silhouettes (ballgown, A-line, fit-and-flare, mermaid, etc.). Knowing a bit of the lingo will go a long way during your bridal consultation.
- Go to your fitting with the bra/shapewear you plan on wearing on your wedding day. Also do your hair as closely to the style you have in mind. You’ll be surprised what a difference your hairstyle makes once you have a dress on. Don’t wear make-up, though.
- Think about what accessories you’d like to wear. A veil, belt, jacket, jewellery, or hair piece is a wonderful way to put the finishing touches to your look. Browse our range of beautiful accessories for some inspiration. Keep an open mind and have fun trying on accessories with your bridal consultant.
- Your friends are going to join in. Be prepared to “break some hearts”, because you cannot and should not take your entire crew of besties with you. Decide whose opinion you value the most (two or three family members or friends), and be sure to make it clear who has the final say (that’s you).
- Bridal boutiques are generally much busier on weekends, so it can be difficult to get an appointment. Try to sneak off work during the week. You want a relaxed experience. Make sure that your bridal consultant has all eyes on you in the time you’re paying for.
We’d love to help you find “the one” among the gorgeous international collections we stock at Timeless Bridal Couture. Give us a call and make an appointment with us.