A Quick Guide To Visiting A Wedding Dress Shop

by Wedding Heart on 04/01/2017 in Wedding Dresses


The best thing about visiting a wedding dress shop is that you get to see what the dresses look like, you can try the dresses on, there is a wide selection of styles available and you can visit with friends and family. Make appointments at two or three (or four!) boutiques and you're set to have a busy but fun day out - but that's only if you visit good boutiques. Check out your chosen dress shops on Facebook and Google to read reviews of other bride's experiences. Most dress shops are absolutely fantastic and are very willing to help you find the right dress, but unfortunately there are some shops that dampen the whole experience by providing poor service such as unhelpful staff, pushy sales staff or not keeping the sample dresses in good condition. As a general rule of thumb, you should purchase your dress approximately six-eight months before your wedding day. Do not let yourself be pressured into making a snap decision or commiting to a dress significantly before this time unless there is a genuine reason for doing so (I personally can't think of a reason whilst I am writing this article). If you order the dress far too soon then your body size/shape may alter too significantly by the time you come to wear it (due to weight gain/loss) and may be troublesome for your seamstress to alter. Likewise if you plan to buy your designer dress with less than six months to go before the big day, the boutique staff may not be able to order the dress for delivery in time and for the seamstress to book in alteration sessions.

Remember to always book your wedding dress appointments in advance.