Say Yes To The Dress
YAY!! 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. 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 narrowing down what you are looking for will help you not to be so overwhelmed when you enter the bridal salon. Keep in mind 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.
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 evening on the beach? Is your ceremony formal or casual? Are you having a summer or winter ceremony?
Budget matters. How much do you want to spend on your wedding dress? Informing the salesperson of your budget before you start trying on will ensure they don’t bring you gowns that you can’t afford.
Do your research, wedding dress lingo is no joke. Use all the resources bridal magazines, books, and search online to learn about fabric, veils, and silhouettes, and trains. Your homework will help you focus on exactly what you are looking for when you enter the bridal salon.
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 and book an appointment. Grab your team bride crew, a notebook, and go find that perfect dress!
Finding that perfect dress for less is easier than ever. Check bridal salons sales racks and sign up for their mailing list. Most large bridal salons hold big sales once or twice a year. Register for trunk shows, this is where designers debut their new line of dresses.
Keep in mind wedding dresses look different on the body opposed to hanging on the hanger. Try on as many as it takes but limit yourself to no more than two bridal salons a day.
Read The Fine Print
Before you put down your deposit on your dream wedding dress review your bridal contract with the bridal consult. Double check the manufacturer’s name, size, style number, and color are correct. Make sure you understand when your gown will be ready, is there a fee for alterations, and what happens if your gown arrives damaged. All of these tips will help make “Saying Yes to The Dress” an enjoyable experience.