So, you’re engaged? Congratulations! You’ve got the man of your dreams, a show-stopping ring, and now it’s time to be pronounced beautiful at Danelle’s Bridal Boutique. It’s a process that we want you to be prepared for, so here are seven secrets for finding the Perfect Wedding Dress.
Shop Early Enough
Typically, it can take between 10-12 months from when a bride orders her dress until it’s ready to walk down the aisle! While many of our designers can rush a dress order, it does add extra costs to the dress. With 10-12 months, you have a really comfortable timeline, and can eliminate any stress (and extra fees) in making sure your dress is ready and in perfect condition for the big day.
Set Your Budget
Before coming to your bridal appointment, it’s best to set a budget and know what you’re able to spend on your dress. While at your appointment, be upfront and clear with your stylist what your budget is.
While shopping, come prepared! Have a Pinterest board or pictures ready to show the stylist; we love to see your inspiration! Be prepared to fall in love with your dream dress.
Shop with a Small Entourage
We always encourage a bride to come in with people that love her and support her! In fact, our salon suggests up to four guests per bride. When there are too many people in the party, ther can be too many opinions can get in the way of what you, the bride, really feels. We advise brides to bring those who knows her style the best, and will be supportive of her opinions and choice!
We love brides who come in with a vision of their big day, and have an idea of what styles they like. However, we also love when brides come in open-minded about styles they might not necessarily see themselves in! You may surprise yourself and find a silhouette or style you did not originally consider to be the most flattering on you. And often times, trying on different styles can also help confirm a style you do NOT like, which is all part of the process!
Trust Your Stylist
On the same note, don’t be close-minded to your stylist’s suggestions. Even if you don’t initially love it on the hanger, you may end up falling in love with it! Our stylists dress multiple brides a day, and have seen our dresses on multiple bodies and body types, and have a good idea of what can be flattering on a bride.
Trust Your Instincts
Lastly, always trust your instincts! Ask yourself, can you see yourself walking down the aisle in the dress? If you have to be convinced to love a dress, that dress probably isn’t for you. You know best what feels right for you – no matter what anyone else thinks. After all, it’s your wedding, and it will be YOU wearing the dress!