Wedding Dress Advice
Wedding Dress Advice
A couple of years ago, I worked with a model on a photo shoot for some of my promotional material and I wanted her to wear a wedding dress – this gave me an insight into how important wedding dresses really are to girls. She couldn’t wait to go and choose one, and I have never seen a more excited face when she found ‘the one’. So, hands up who designed their wedding dress over and over again from the age of about 10? After asking the girls I know, most of them definitely did, so I realise that when you get the chance to actually wear one it can literally be like a dream come true. But you’ve grown up, and the dress you imagined yourself wearing when you were a little girl may not be the one you eventually go for, so keep an open mind on styles when you first go to look.
Some bridal boutiques require you to make an appointment but with others you can just turn up. If you’re going to do a few in one day remember that appointments can take around one and a half hours, so don’t book more than two or three at a time. We are very lucky in Lancashire to have some fabulous bridal shops so do a bit of research and find the ones that you think are most suited to you. Don’t automatically head for the cities to find a great boutique, the beautiful villages surrounding the Ribble Valley such as Whalley and Clitheroe have some gems which you shouldn’t miss. Facebook reviews are great way to see if the customer care you may receive at different shops are what you would want, you don’t want to find the perfect dress somewhere only to have the experience ruined by poor customer service.
Take honest friends with you! When you start trying dresses on, try a few different styles and colours – let your friends give you their honest opinion of what suits you as this will help you whittle down the choice pretty quickly – and don’t worry if your gang are a little short on words, tears from the mother of the bride or a best friend are a sure-fire sign you may be trying on ‘the one’.
Remember to ask for details of the bridal shop’s alteration service for timings and prices as you will need to factor these into your budget.
The dress hunt can be one of the most exciting tasks of your wedding planning and is a great way to include your mum, mother-in-law and friends in the experience. Happy Hunting!