Schedule your first appointment:
We recommend starting your search as soon as you get engaged! Custom order dresses typically take 6-9 months to arrive so starting a serious search 12 months prior to your date is the perfect timeframe. What to bring to your first appointment. Nothi gâ€Ś e ept a ouple of our biggest supporters (i.e. mother, sister, etc) and an open mind! A seasoned consultant will know exactly what style will look best on you. Trusting her to pull dresses will make for a stress-free, relaxed appointment and ultimate lead you to your dress.
Our first appointment includes a time to chat about all things regarding the brides wedding â€“ flowers, colors, location, etc. Once that is complete, we try on about 6-8 dresses and discuss likes and dislikes. Any dresses the bride has made a connection with, she will try on again and accessorize. Ultimately, that will narrow down to the dress! Brides are never planning on finding the dress at your first appointment but it happens in the majority of our appointments.
Choosing a style for your body type:
There are several different dress styles that are available. First the most popular style is the A-line (flares out gently to create an A shape) which looks great on every body type. Next is the ball gown (fitted bodice with large skirt) and it looks best on tall girls as well as girls who are heavier on the bottom. Another favorite is the Fit & Flare (fitted through bodice and hips and then a gradual flare out). This style fits great on anybody with curves our trying to create curves. It does not work well on brides with a larger waistline. Finally, the Sheath (a straight cut that hugs curves) is a classic, simple style that works great on tall and thin girls. Ultimately we are believers in wearing a dress that makes you feel o fide t. Itâ€™s ot al a s a out at hi g up the perfe t st le for our od ut i stead a out hat you feel good in.
What to budget for a dress:
The standard is set at 10% of the budget however we believe each bride has a place in their wedding budget they want to focus on. Some spend larger amounts on photography, the band, etc. It really is truly what the bride feels comfortable with Last Tuesday, as I prepped (and primped!) for my first fitting; I got to thinking about my overall shopping experience. See, all of the ladies in my life had these fa ulous stories a out their dress hu t, ut ho estl , I as ’t feeli g it. I’ e al a s ee a orrier, a d the big dress decision? It left me exhausted, rather than exhilarated. So how does a nervous girl go about finding the gown of her dreams? With that question in mind, I made a list of advice that helped me go from stressed out to super-excited about the process (and of course, the dress!). I have a hunch that there just ight e a fe ki dred spirits out there ho’ e also struggled ith the er e-wracking aspect of the hunt. I hope these pointers will ease your mind and help make your search for the perfect dress as awesome as you are.
The Perfect Wedding Dress: Finding That Special One
One of the things brides-to-be have to consider when buying a dress is the comfort level of the wedding dress. “ure it’s i e to look like a pri ess o our eddi g da , ut if the dress auses you extreme dis o fort; or uts off our ir ulatio , a d the it’s ot reall orth it. The dress ight e e ause ou to faint. Imagine what a nightmare that would be! The wedding dress selection process usually starts o ths efore the eddi g. It’s advisable for brides-to-be to look through the pages of wedding magazines, or to visit wedding shops. Just to give them an idea of the different types of styles of wedding dresses that are available.
Brides-to-be also have to consider their body types. It’s important to get a wedding dress that looks good on you! You might have to try plenty of wedding dresses before you find that one dress that is perfect for you. If you have set aside an extensive budget for your wedding dress. Then you can always go for a designer dress. The most famous name nowadays when it comes to bridal fashion is Vera Wang. She is known for her luxurious detailing, craftsmanship, and hand beading. Her clients for her wedding line include: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Uma Thurman and Mariah Carey, just to name a few.
But if ou do ’t ha e that u h o e to spare the ou a al a s hoose other optio s. There are a u er of pla es here ou a get our eddi g dress that o ’t ost ou a fortu e. I additio to the more traditional bridal shops, wedding dresses are also available in: thrift shops, discount stores, online, and even eBay. If you are buying on eBay, make sure the measurements of the wedding dress are included in the description. Also, the condition of the dress must be looked into. Check for feedback regardi g that perso ’s a ou t, just to ake sure that ou are deali g ith a redi le dealer.
But if a traditional wedding is the theme you have in mind, then you might want to go for a vintage dress, in keeping with this theme. When buying a vintage dress, beware of discoloration, or stains on the dress. These might not come off so easily. Investigate the fabric of the dress; stretch it out to check for weakening, or tearing of the cloth. Try to buy a vintage dress that is made before the 1900′s. Fabrics have a tendency to connection with,, and weaken over time. Extraordinarily old vintage dresses might look romantic, but they might not be ideal for use. If you really have your heart set on a specific design, but you find that that dress is too old to use, or too expensive, then you can always go for a reproduction wedding dress.
Many stores specialize on reproduction dresses. They design wedding dresses based on specific themes, or eras. Some specialty wedding shops also focus on designing knock-off wedding dresses, inspired by designer wedding gowns. The huge difference being, that these wedding gowns are retailed for the fraction of the amount. There are so many ways a future bride can go about in search for her dream wedding dress. Searching for a wedding dress should be exciting and fun. So make sure you have plenty of ti e i our ha ds efore the ig da , so this pro ess does ’t e o e stressful, a d eariso e. Instead a prelude to the happiness of the special occasion which is to become your wedding.