Ask The Experts: Dress Shopping Tips From Circle Park Bridal
Finding your perfect dream gown can be one of the most exciting decisions a bride-to-be will make. Your wedding gown is one of the most beautiful and meaningful gowns you will ever wear. The task of finding “the one” should be an exciting experience, but can become overwhelming quickly. Keep in mind the following tips while wedding gown shopping and remember this is one of the happiest times in your life.
Do research. Look to see what is out there. Look at designer’s websites. Think about the overall look you are wanting to accomplish for your wedding.
Set a budget. Just because you saw it on Pinterest does not mean you can afford it.
Make appointments. Set a day aside to go try on gowns. Do not rush it or you will become frustrated and overwhelmed quickly. Set an appointment so someone can help you find what you are looking for. Do not procrastinate on looking for your gown, most wedding gowns can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months to come in, then you will need alterations for any finishing touches.
Shopping for “The One”
Who’s Opinion Matters? Remember this is your day, and it should be your dream gown! Do not bring too many people while you are trying to make an important decision. Bring those who will worry more about you being happy than their own opinion.
Keep an Open Mind. Don’t be afraid to try on different styles. You never know what will look good on your body until you actually try it on. A gown may surprise you.
Take advantage of the bridal gown consultant. They are there for a reason. They know the inventory they have and know what looks good on all body types. Ask questions.
Move Around. Try walking and sitting in the gown. If you are super uncomfortable, you may not want to choose that gown.
Remember Most Bridal Gowns Run Small. Do not be alarmed when the size chart says you need a larger size than what you normally wear.
It is normal to have the feeling that you have to see what else is out there. Just remember that you will never be able to try on every single gown. Choose the bridal gown that makes you feel like a better version of your everyday self! Most importantly is to have fun! Enjoy this!
You will have that “fits like a glove” moment. When you return to the bridal store to pick up the gown, it still may need to be altered to fit you like a glove. Not everyone has the same body, so you will need to have it customized to fit your specific body.
Finding the right gown is like finding the right guy, once you have found him or it, you STOP LOOKING!
Circle Park Bridal is a bridal boutique focused on helping brides prepare for one of life’s biggest celebrations. We offer all aspects of bridal attire, from bridal gowns to bridesmaid’s dresses, shoes, veils, jewelry, accessories and more.