3 Tips To Prepare For Wedding Gown Shopping

Wedding dresses come in so many different styles that it can be hard to decide which one is right for you on your big day. It is for this reason we asked our friends over at Jay West Bridal to give us their top 3 tips on how to prepare for wedding gown shopping. They are the experts when it comes to wedding dresses. Check out what they had to say below!

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Before you Get Started

Take into considerations your venue if you have already chosen it. A gown chosen for a city ballroom wedding may be considerably different then a gown you would choose for a whimsical woodland theme wedding.

Spend time sorting through Pinterest , bridal magazines or websites to see if you have a clearer picture of what styles you’re most interested in.

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Start Early

It’s never really too early to start trying on gowns to find out what styles you prefer but when you find the gown it’s time to stop shopping. There are many other aspects of planning that need to be done after you select your gown which will set the tone for flowers, invitations, table décor ect.

We recommend leaving yourself at a minimum six to eight months of time to place your order and have your gown altered.

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Trying On Wedding Dresses

Most Bridal shops are work by appointment so that you can spend as much time as needed and have undivided attention .

Limiting your entourage to a few of your closest family members and friends will help you hear yourself think and not just everyone else’s opinions.

Be open to trying on other style gowns, many gowns look much different on than on the rack, and if you don’t like it you just try on the next gown, no harm done. More often than not brides choose gowns that are the opposite of what they initially were envisioning.

Don’t get discouraged or set expectations on yourself that may not happen. Not everyone has that magical “aha” moment immediately, sometimes it takes going back through the top contender gowns and seeing it on again with accessories to help you envision your complete look. Some brides have a hard time with decision making in all aspects of planning and that’s ok! This is probably the most important day and decisions you have made for something and it’s ok to sleep on it and give yourself the time you need to feel sure about your choice.

Jay West

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