The 'Dress', The One You Will Always Remember

So you have just got engaged, the venue and marriage ceremony are booked or almost booked and now all thoughts turn to "The Dress" the dress your going to say 'I Do' in, the dress your going to look at over the years to come... your dying to get started but have no idea where to start.

After many years of doing bridal I thought I better do a piece on my tips of finding your dream dress and where to start as it can be so overwhelming.  

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Pinterest is a girls best friend before you make those important bridal appointments, try and find your bride style, silhouettes, fabrics, shapes details, however do be away it will probably change when you try a few gowns on as quite often ladies leave with a different style of dress than they initially thought.I just love all the options you can find on Pinterest and how you can create mood boards for your wedding day.

Follow Your Favourite Gown Designers

Once you have done your research on designers brands, fabrics, trends, designs and silhouettes looking at their individual collections for inspiration. Check out there stockist lists or flagship stores to view their collections. Do remember that file images don't always show a dress and all its details so do have a look for real bride images for designers. We love designers such as Enaura have real bride images on their website with dresses to help you. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are a great to search for your favourite designers and look at their latest events and designs. This can also help eliminate designers and gowns you don't like or won't work for your vision

Follow Your Favourite Boutiques

Social Media accounts is a great place to start whether that's Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. Get a feel of what there all about, what they do and their vibe. Interact with them note your favourite designs and fabrics. Quite often their feeds are full of inspiration of wedding themes, details and everything you need to know about them.

Booking Boutiques 

Once you have found a style you love book appointments with your 3 favourite boutiques, these are boutiques that have your style or vision in mind. Do be aware that some boutiques require a deposit when booking appointments and often book up weeks ahead.

*** If you pay for an appointment where alcohol is included or offer your a glass of Prosecco when you say yes to the dress ensure they are have an alcohol license to do this ***

Do remember to confirm your bridal appointments at least 24 hours before as it really helps the boutiques as often they have waiting lists for appointments during peak periods such as evening and weekends.

Appointment Day

Don't arrive to your scheduled appointment time more than 5 minutes before as quite often don't have a sufficient waiting area for you. We always suggest nude underwear and a good strapless bra, some boutiques will ask you to bring your own shoes to appointments. We have everything you need in store for your appointment.

Shop with an open mind but do tell your stylist which styles of wedding dress you like, silhouettes, fabrics and your must haves in a wedding dress.

Try and keep your bride tribe to a minimum as too many opinions can make your selecting your dream wedding dress harder. Take those people who's opinions matter the most to you and will be supportive of your choice and style.

Don't be pushed into making a decision your not happy with. Most boutiques understand this is a huge decision and sometimes you need time to make a decision. If you need to sleep on it before making a decision this is something we actively encourage as sometimes you just need some down time after all the shopping. This is the biggest dress you will ever wear. Once you have tried 'The Dress' you will know... its the dress you feel yourself at your most fabulous, not every bride gets tears or super emotional you will just know.

Hope this all helps.

Helen x

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