The day to find the perfect wedding dress has finally arrived! Dress shopping is one of the most exciting things about wedding planning, but with hundreds of dress shops, and little idea of where to begin, it can quickly become overwhelming. Finding the right bridal shop for your needs often helps the experience go as smoothly as possible. Wedding dress shopping should be a fun experience that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you narrow down how to find the right shop for your bridal adventure!
Research, Research, Research
Start your search by researching the types of dresses and styles that you prefer. We recommend starting a Pinterest board and saving different looks that you can see yourself walking down the aisle in. Knowing the type of dress you are looking for may help you determine if a shop is going to have the kinds of dresses you are looking for. Another great way to narrow your search is by finding designers whose work you like, as shops typically carry different collections from several designers. Remember to keep an open mind throughout the process. Often shops will sell hundreds of different styles and brands of dresses, and you may end up being surprised at the things you like. It’s also important to remember to keep your budget in mind. Finding a store that has dresses within your budget can save you a lot of heartache while dress shopping.
Once you’ve narrowed your search down to a few shops, its time to get in contact with them. Make sure to ask questions such as how many people you can bring along with you, if appointments are needed, and if you will have the whole store to yourself or not. Knowing how each shop functions may help defer you from a shop based upon how you would like your shopping experience to go. It’s also important to ask if the shop offers alterations on-site or if you would need to go somewhere else to be fitted. You want to make sure that if the shop is able to do their own alterations that it is located in a convenient place for you to go back for each of your fittings.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search and made your appointment, it’s time to shop for the dress of your dreams! Remember to keep an open mind as you try on dresses and not to be discouraged if you aren’t able to find your dream dress right away. It may even take a few visits to a few different shops. Learn what you like and don’t like as you go and use the knowledge to help you find your perfect wedding dress!