It is safe to say that every girl wants to be breathtaking on her wedding day. Even with all the beautiful details that have taken time and inspiration to plan, all eyes will ultimately land upon the beaming bride in her dress. Until the dress has been found however, this may seem like an overwhelming thought. Here at The Bride's Shop, we are ready to help you find the dress of your dreams. With trained and knowledgeable consultants, our goal is to make your shopping experience fun, exciting, and memorable. By taking note of the following guidelines, your shopping experience will be even more successful and stress free.
*Call in advance and set an
appointment. Many bridal shops are happy to accept walk ins, but an
appointment ensures one on one attention for the bride.
2-3 friends or family to come along. The more opinions you have, the
harder it is to please. You must remember that everyone has a different
vision of the bride, the most important vision is yours.
your search at least 6 months before the wedding. Dresses are custom
made by hand and take 4-5 months to be shipped. If alterations are
needed, it is best to plan for more time. If the engagement is short, be
prepared to find a dress quickly. If lucky enough to find your dream
dress in stock, you have to act quick, or risk the dress being sold to
another willing bride.
*Be honest and open with your
consultant. Their job is to help you find a dress you will love without
the pressure of going over budget. Decide on a price range that you will
feel comfortable staying within.
*Be open minded. It
is always great to have a general idea of the dress you are searching
for, however, a dress cannot be judged by the hanger. Some of the most
beautiful gowns need to be showcased on a body.
alterations. Cost of alterations will vary depending on the nature of
the work needed. At The Bride's Shop we offer exclusive in house
alterations, allowing the bride to express her creativity and personal
touches to her gown.
*Don't stress. The most important
factor in purchasing your wedding gown is to feel excited and beautiful
when you are wearing it. There are thousands of beautiful gowns, your
job is to find one that makes you feel incredible. If the shape is
flattering, the fabric appealing, the color compliments your skin tone,
and your smile cannot be wiped from your face... You have found your
*Once the dress has been found, don't try on
another wedding dress. Stop looking, embrace your decision, and move
onto the next step of planning your wedding.
most important advice of all is to have fun! This is an exciting moment
in your life and should be treasured. The consultants at The Bride's
Shop understand this and hope to make your shopping experience a