Your soulmate has popped the question and you couldn’t be happier!! You’ve been dreaming about this moment since you were a little girl- it’s time to find your perfect dress! Before you go out and try on every wedding dress out there, here’s our top 5 tips to prepare you for wedding dress shopping and make it a great experience!
1. Establish your budget
There is a perfect wedding dress for every budget- but establishing your budget is essential! When setting the budget for your dress, take into consideration the cost of alterations, the veil, shoes and accessories. It’s easy to forget about these additional costs and before you know it you’re over the limit.
2. Wear minimal amounts of makeup and style your hair!
You don’t want to show up to your bridal appointment looking like you just rolled out of bed. By styling your hair and makeup in a similar way that you may want on the day of your wedding will help you envision yourself wearing that beautiful gown on your big day! For example, if you already know you’re going to have your hair styled in an updo on your wedding day, wear your hair pulled back for the appointment!
3. Bring the right people!
We know you want to share this experience with all your bridesmaids, as well as your mother and mother in-law, aunts, grandmothers etc. But bringing more people also translates to more opinions which can lead to a stressful appointment!
By keeping your support system small, you will get the best and most honest opinions because those people know you best. Your opinion and taste won’t be overshadowed by everyone else’s and even if they don’t love the dress that you love, they will love it because you love it!
4. Show off your pinterest board!
Every girl has had their dream wedding pinterest board forever- now’s the time to show it off! Come prepared to your appointment with inspiration of styles that you like! This will provide a great starting point for the appointment that both you and your stylist will appreciate!
5. Keep an open mind!
You’ve done your research, you have your pinterest board pulled up on your phone and you’re ready to try on some dresses! You believe you know your body and it’s shape pretty well. You may even know what styles look most flattering on you and which styles don’t. One important tip we can give you is walk in to your dress appointment with an open mind! You don’t know how the dress will look until you try it on, and you may just surprise yourself!