Choosing a perfect wedding dress has never been a walk in the park. But thank to boutiques that offer first class consultancy such as Abigail Bridal, many brides can now enjoy some reprieve on this front. Here are some tips we find critical when you walk out in search of a wedding gown.
Just like real estate, the search for a wedding gown also comes down to location. Are you having a beach wedding? If so then long train embellishments are not necessary. Save the long tail gowns for church weddings.
At the same time short slip dresses are not appropriate for church weddings; you might want to save them for cocktail parties. Remember, it’s important that you rock an appropriate gown that marches the occasion.
Work within a defined budget
Setting a budget is very important while shopping for a wedding gown. Knowing how much you are willing to spend on a gown will help you avoid overspending. It is also a time savor and helps you narrow down to the ideal gown that fits your budget and within the shortest time possible. Also remember to factor in extra costs such as alterations, costs of shipping in (case you are importing), and professional pressing and steaming.
Be an early bird
Start toying around with ideas as early as 6-9 months before the wedding. Importation might take even longer, so the earlier you start the better. And it goes without saying that you absolutely must factor in all the necessary adjustments. If your body weight fluctuates from time to time then you might consider having the adjustments done a month or less to your big day. Last minute rush can cost you dearly so make hay while the sun is still up.
Bring back up
Bring along one to two close friends or family member to help you choose an ideal gown, but don’t compromise on your taste, settle for what you like. Keep your entourage to a maximum of two to avoid taking advice from too many people who might confuse you.
Put it in writing
Drawing up a contract is important to ensure that you understand the estimated amount to be paid, cancellation policy and other important terms and conditions. At Abigail Bridal Boutique we will help you every step of the way to ensure we deliver above and beyond your expectations.