Thursday, 15 August 2019 12:02

Wedding Dress Shopping: Our Top Tips and Advice From Brides Boutique Buckingham

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Wedding Dress Shopping: Our Top Tips and Advice From Brides Boutique Buckingham Wedding Dress Shopping: Our Top Tips and Advice From Brides Boutique Buckingham

Wedding dress shopping should be really exciting but we all know that some brides can feel a little over whelmed, not knowing what to expect. Here at Brides Boutique Buckingham we want you to have a great time and more importantly, we want you to find the wedding dress of your dreams, so we have written our top tips to help the visit run smoothly so that you leave having ticked another thing off your planning list!

 

Wedding Dresses at Brides Boutique Buckingham

Give Yourself Time

It is advised that you start dress shopping approximately a year before the big day, especially if you’re a picky shopper. Most dresses can take up to 9 months to order in and then you need time for alterations and last-minute tweaks so the earlier you start the better and this will avoid any last-minute stressful situations. If time is of the essence fear not, most boutiques have samples dresses which you can purchase and have altered but giving yourself the time to shop is always the best option if you have it.

 

Have A Budget In Mind

Most of us will have some kind of budget that we need to stick to. No matter how much or how little it is be realistic when shopping and do not waste time trying on gowns that are way out of your price range. If you have a little movement on price be open and honest with the bridal assistants, they would much prefer it this way. Also bear in mind that you will have alterations and accessories costs on top of the dress price, so make sure you take these into account. Avoid disappointment by having a price range in mind.

 

Do Your Research

Research, research, research, from styles you like, styles you don’t like and of course do your research for the right bridal boutiques do they stock the designers you like? Or the style/type of dress you like? Ask lots of questions and book your appointment in advance.

 

Justin Alexander Lace Wedding Dress

 Justin Alexander Lace Wedding Dress

Wear the Right Underwear

Make sure you wear underwear that is a close match to what you will wear on the day, neutral or white is always the best option. If a strapless dress is an option for you, wear a strapless bra. If shapewear makes you feel more confident and you’d be happy wearing this on your wedding day then wear it to try on, you will get a feel of how the dresses are sitting and of course the most important bit, how they feel and how they make you feel.

 

Think About Your Theme and Venue

Do you have a theme? Or certain requirements which are non-negotiable ie. Sleeves, high neckline? Make sure you are clear on these when shopping. Keep in mind what your venue style you have and what you want your bridesmaids to be wearing – have a vision. If your getting married outdoors it’s probable best to stay away from a big ballgown, or if dancing is a priority, make sure you go for a looser style that you can move in! Have your priorities set for the day.

 

Be Picky of Your Entourage Choice

Choosing your entourage can be tricky, and it’s tempting if you have a large bridal party to want to invite them all, however, we would suggest a maximum of three people to take dress shopping with you, everyone will tend to have different opinions and you don’t want to end up being more confused, trying to please everyone! You need people there to support you and give constructive opinions if required, but also people who know you, and what your bridal vision is. If you can’t possibly pick between them then take different people to different appointments until you’ve narrowed it down to a couple of dresses.

 
Pastel blue wedding dress

 

Take Advice but Listen to Yourself

Take advice from both your entourage and the bridal assistants, they may have suggestions you’ve not thought of. Having said that, most importantly listen to yourself, only you will know if you feel comfortable in something and it’s not only about how you look, but how the dress makes you feel!

 

Keep an Open Mind

Do keep an open mind for your first visit and try on, you may think you want a certain style but, in most cases, you will end up going for something completely different. Stick to your absolute no no’s but do try on styles that you’ve not seen or not thought of as it may just be the perfect dress.

 

Enjoy the Experience

This is by far the most important! Remember to enjoy yourself! There will be dresses that will suit you, and ones that won’t, treat it as the ultimate dress up and have some fun! A day out trying on dresses with your nearest and dearest, what more could you ask for!

 

Here at Brides Boutique Buckingham we offer an intimate, relaxed and friendly atmosphere within a light and airy studio. We offer a by appointment, private consultation, where you will have exclusive use of the boutique throughout your consultation. We stock beautiful gowns from designers such as Randy Fenoli, Justin Alexander, RFB, Lillian West and Pappilon by Modica. Plus we also stock bridesmaid designer, Motee Maids, meaning you can sort your bridal party out too!

 

To book an appointment please get in touch here  and start your wonderful wedding dress shopping experience!

 

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