Three Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Three Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Photography by Caitlyn Raymond


So, you’re ready to go wedding dress shopping! First of all, congratulations! What an exciting time this is going to be. Yes, it could get stressful but we are here to ease some of that to help you prepare and take in all of the good moments. 

Here are three tips for you when you decide to go bridal dress hunting!



Photography by Caitlyn Raymond


Limit your try-ons and focus on the aisle!

When you enter a bridal wear store there are so many options! They’re all so beautiful and you want to try them all on to make sure you pick THE ONE. But believe it or not if you try on too many it can begin to drain the excitement and become even more overwhelming. 

Every once in a while we will meet a bride who has tried on more than 100 dresses and is really overwhelmed by the experience of finding her dress. The pressure is real! The world is full of beautiful dresses but pick a few places and choose the dress you love from those visits. 

Remember that it’s okay to not get emotional about a dress, not every bride does. Don’t chase that moment of finding the dress; instead, focus on the moment of wearing your dress down the aisle! On your wedding day you won’t be thinking about those other dresses!



 Photography by Caitlyn Raymond


Understand measurements are different! 

Bridal sizing is different from high street sizing. Some bridal shops may have different sizes for different measurements than other shops. Your dressmaker will take your measurements during an appointment but just be aware they might seem different than your typical understanding of sizes. 

It’s crucial to order the correct size to save you the stress of excess alterations. Check the sizing guide on the company’s website (most places should have them - if not, send them an email) and see which size would fit most accurately. 

See our sizing guide here!


Photography by Caitlyn Raymond


Prepare for extra costs to get the perfect fit!

You checked the measurements and ordered the right size but it is more than likely that you will desire a few alterations to ensure the dress fits in all the right places.
Be ready for extra costs so you aren’t surprised or over budget. If you want a rough estimate, ask your dress provider what they imagine the alteration fees would look like. 

Remember that through the chaos is a fun and exciting memory to make. Enjoy the process and happy dress shopping!






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