TIPS and TREATS: Finding the PERFECT wedding dress

You’ve been dreaming about it for weeks and months (okay, maybe years!) and now it is finally here. You are a BRIDE! You get to go find an absolutely stunning dress to wear on your special day but where do you begin? There are so many different shops, styles, and shades of colors. Here are a few tips for finding THE dress:

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*Research* There are a variety of tools you can utilize to start narrowing down what type of style and shape you prefer: Pinterest boards, wedding websites such as The Knot, or even Bridal magazines. Take pictures with you to the bridal boutiques and show your consultant. This will be a key piece for your consultant to pull dresses she/he thinks will work well for you based on what styles you love!

*Give Yourself Time* Some dresses (especially custom-made) can take longer to come in than others. The average wait time for a dress to come in is 2 months so give yourself plenty of time to find the ONE and for it to be shipped. Another helpful hint, some dresses still need to be altered after coming in and need some final alterations. Prepare for this possibility happening and allow time for alterations. The best time to start looking for your dress is 6-8 months before your wedding day!

*Set a Budget First* Trust us, you will be glad you did this before trying on dresses. That way you are only trying on dresses within your price range in not falling in love with that gown that is $5,000 over budget. Boutiques carry a wide variety of dresses in different price ranges so chances are you will find your dream dress no matter what your price BUT if you have your heart set on a designer dress keep an eye out for sample sales or trunk shows. Many shops have these monthly and its a good chance to get a designer gown for less!

*Trust Yourself* If your instincts tell you the dress you have on is the ONE, go for it. On the other hand, if it doesn’t feel right (even if Aunt Sue says it looks fabulous) move on to the next. You know better than anyone what you will feel comfortable walking down the aisle in. When you try on the ONE, you will know! Have some tissues handy ladies 🙂

We can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle at our Walters Wedding Estates Venues in your dress!!!

Happy Shopping!