Ready to shop a bridal boutique!
By Mary, May 4 2016 10:22PM
You are engaged! Are you ready to shop for your gown at a one of a kind Bridal Boutique? Here are some tips for you to consider.
Always make an appointment either by calling the salon or by email and of course receive a confirming from the salon you choose. If you can not make your appointment on the day you are scheduled please be courteous and call the salon to cancel. We hold the time slot open just for you. Please do not make the mistake of trying to go to 3-4 stores in one day; you will become overwhelmed and confused. Try one day and do not go to more than a total of 3 stores.
Bring along photographs, i-pad or phone etc. so we know what your vision is and what dresses you may be interested in trying on. Make sure you have your gown budget in mind before your appointment. Not only for the gown but for all the accessories and alterations as well. Beware of salons claiming they do free alterations, nothing is free and the price is more than likely hidden in some other price. Alterations are not included. Bridal alterations are an art and not like I can sew a hem. Alterations are intricate and difficult to an untrained person.
It's fine to want to try on the same designer that your sister/friend had but remember all designers have fantastic gowns and sometimes you could find a similar gown and be ecstatic over finding the one. This goes for Bridal shops as well. Just because your sister/friend got their dress at a well known store do not forget to shop at the boutiques as we have one of a kind and great designers as well.
Make sure you familiarize yourself with fabrics, laces, beading etc. The more intricate the wedding gown the more it will cost. If this is your first day keep your mind open to new ideas from the fashion consultant you are working with. We know our dresses very well and might just surprise you!
Remember to bring along just a few (3-4) people with you and make sure they have your best interest and vision in mind. Too many people will just cause confusion and too many opinions are not what you need at your appointment. Remember this is your day and your vision not everyone elses. Please leave children at home that day as your appointment is all about you not them.
When you find your dream dress stop looking, it's OK! If you are emotional or if you do not want to take the dress off these are the signs you have found the gown! If you keep looking you will only get more confused, there will be nothing better or more beautiful than the gown you just purchased.
Finally, shop for your gown when you are ready to make your purchase. That is why you made your appointment! It is OK to make up your mind on purchasing the first day, you can only have the first experience one time. After you purchase you can get on with all the other things you have to accomplish like maids gowns, tuxedo's, mother of the day gowns, flowers etc.
We are here to help you, call for your appointment 262-251-6477
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