Saying Yes To The Dress

YEAH! Your date is secured, and all of your dream vendors are available and booked for your wedding day. Now you can focus on choosing your wedding dress. Of course, chances are you have an idea of what style of dress you would like. This is the time to use all of your resources. Read up on wedding dress lingo, styles, and fabric. Are you having a winter or summer wedding? Doing a little research ahead of time to narrow down what you are looking for will help you not to be so overwhelmed when you enter the bridal salon. Keep in mind that it can take up to four months for a manufacturer to make your wedding dress and another few months for alterations. Here are our 7 tips for finding your perfect dress.

Your Wedding Location

The location of your ceremony will help focus your search for the style of wedding dress you want. Will you have a daytime ceremony or an evening on the beach? Is your ceremony formal or casual? Are you having a summer or winter wedding?

Know Your Budget

Budget matters when planning a wedding. Of course, deciding how much you want to spend on your wedding dress is an important part of that budget. Informing the salesperson of your budget before you start trying on dresses will ensure that they don’t bring you gowns that you can’t afford.

Do Your Research

Wedding dress lingo is no joke! Use all the resources you can—read bridal magazines, books, and online articles to learn about fabric, veils, silhouettes, and trains. Doing your homework will help you focus on exactly what you are looking for when you enter the bridal salon.


Have a Game Plan

Make a wedding dress game plan. Call the bridal salons that you would like to visit and make sure they carry the designers you are interested in before booking an appointment. Grab your bridal crew, a notebook, and go find that perfect dress!

Hanging wedding dresses

Check Out The Sales Rack

Finding that perfect dress for less is easier than ever. Check bridal salons’ sales racks and sign up for their mailing lists. In addition, most large bridal salons hold big sales once or twice per year. You can also register for trunk shows, as this is where designers debut their new dress lines.


Limit Yourself

Keep in mind that wedding dresses look different on the body than they do on the hanger. Therefore, try on as many dresses as it takes to find the perfect one, but try to limit yourself to no more than two bridal salons a day to avoid becoming overwhelmed. 



Read The Fine Print

In conclusion, before you put down your deposit on your dream wedding dress, review your bridal contract with the bridal consult. In the same fashion, double-check that the manufacturer’s name, size, style number, and color are correct. Make sure you understand when your gown will be ready, if there is a fee for alterations, and what happens if your gown arrives damaged. Hopefully, all of these tips will help make “Saying Yes to The Dress” an enjoyable experience!

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