Top 10 tips on wedding dress shopping
The day that you have been waiting for is finally here, but what do you need to take with you? What do you need to do? Here are my top ten tips for wedding dress shopping:
1. Make an appointment
Most wedding dress shops nowadays (especially with Covid) will require an appointment and they will be busier at a weekend. Some dress shops now also charge for your appointment. Do your research, look for designers you like, then find a shop who stocks them.
2. Have a budget
Make sure you have a budget for your dress, as you will be asked in your appointment and stick to it. Is this budget just for the dress or does it include accessories like a veil?
3. Pick your Entourage Carefully
During Covid you can only take one person with you, take someone who you can trust and opinion you value.
4. Go with an open mind
You may be absolutely set on one designer or one style of dress, but when you start trying them on they just don’t give you that feeling in your tummy. Listen to your shop assistant they will know what style will suit your body shape, have fun with it and try on all different styles, you may be surprised by what you say yes to!
5. Pick good underwear
Make sure you have on supportive underwear, especially if you don’t know which type of dress you are going for, bear in mind some dresses will not need a bra (don’t worry it’s all been seen before).
6. Take some heels
Don’t forget to take some heels with you, think about the height you will be comfortable wearing all day! Or if your going to be wearing converse under there, take them with you.
7. Think about hairstyles
If you have been looking for hairstyle inspo on pinterest think about what suits you. Wear your hair up on the day of your appointment if that is the style you feel you want to go for, you can then get a feel with the dress.
8. Don’t worry about sizes
Wedding dresses are sized differently and more likely than not you will have a size that is bigger than what you would pick up in your high street shop. Do not be disheartened by this, it is what it is.
9. You may not find ‘the one’ on your first trip
Try not to get overwhelmed; there are so many shops and so many dresses and you may not find ‘the one’ at your first appointment. It will happen for you, the right dress is out there for you.
10. You may not cry
We have all seen it on Say Yes to the Dress, how the bride and her entourage get overwhelmed with emotion, but don’t feel its not the right dress if you don’t cry. Go with your gut always!
Those are my top ten tips for wedding dress shopping. If you need any help with the appointment see my website for how to contact me.
Thanks for reading
x Jodie x