Start your wedding dress shopping experience in the right way, with these top tips to consider before and during your search for 'the one'!
We would like to welcome you to the dreamy world of wedding fashion. It is a wondrous place filled with endless possibilities, beautiful dresses and princess-like experiences. But for some, this fresh reality can be bewildering, and full of unanswered questions. In order to help new brides-to-be's, Laura herself decided to step in front of the camera and share her Top Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping in 2021. Essential advice that will guarantee a flawless browse & buy, without all the stress and heartache.
Watch the video below and discover how you can have the best wedding dress shopping experience ever, with expert tips from Laura.
Wedding Dress Shopping in 2021
1. Do Your Homework
Before you book your wedding dress appointment, take a look through the website and social media of your chosen shop, and decide if they're right for you. Also, see if they stock the designers that you're interested in.
2. Look into How Much the Dresses Are
If your chosen wedding dress shop shares the prices of its gowns online, brilliant, take a note of them and make sure that the ones you like fit in with your budget. If the shop does not share prices online, give them a call and ask about the specific styles you like. That way there's no nasty surprises when you arrive in-store!
3. Shop Local
Wedding dress designers offer exclusivity to their retailers, which means that another shop down the round from them cannot start selling the same dresses or label. What this means for you is that if you shop locally, you'll see a wider variety of styles and brands, compared to a shopping trip to the next nearest town. Sounds strange, but true!
4. Book Your Appointment by Phone
Contacting the wedding dress shop personally will give you a better feel for their customer service, and give you the evidence that their personality on social media is the same as in IRL. You'll also be able to ask specific questions, and possibly book a time that isn't necessarily available via a standardised booking form. You will also have the opportunity to ask about the sizing of their gowns.
5. Consider Who Your Bride Tribe is
When embarking on your first wedding dress shopping experience, choose one or two trusted friends/family members who will give you calm, useful advice. Otherwise, if you bring a huge army of loved ones along, you may start to get confused with all the opinions flying around. You can always invite lots of people to further appointments when choosing bridal accessories for example.
6. Check Beforehand to See How Many People You Can Bring To Appointments
Some shops have a limited capacity (especially at the moment), so if you are planning on bringing 4 or more people along - check before to see if it's going to be OK. Nobody wants one bridesmaid waiting outside in the cold...