Picking the perfect bridal gown comes with many stresses, especially when there are so many gorgeous designs and options to choose from!
Having helped hundreds (or thousands?!) of blushing brides select a stunning wedding dress for their special day, we have seen, experienced and solved almost every sort of bridal-based challenge in the industry.
To help you avoid fashion fails for your big moment, we have compiled our best tips to help you and your bridal party get on the right track to wedded bliss.
Letting someone else call the shots
Well-meaning but overbearing friends, mums and grandmothers can single handedly derail what is supposed to be an exciting dress shopping experience.
Before dress shopping, try and temper expectations by showing examples of the kinds of gown you like or at least would like to try.
Some brides are able to navigate conservative family members by accessorising with shrugs and translucent lace overlays. The Sottero & Midgley Melrose dress uses precision detailing to combine a classic front with illusion sleeves and keyhole back detail to create a demure, yet striking figure. The Melrose style is very popular for young brides with conservative family members, so don’t be afraid to ask your bridal consultants on design choices and modifications.
Leaving it too late
All good things take time, which is why it’s almost never too early to start dress shopping.
Most bridal shops do not have access to an unlimited supply of off-the-rack designs, and in some cases, commissioned dresses can time to sew and ship.
Leaving dress shopping to late notice doesn’t just whittle down your choices, it can leave you with poorly fitting options and heap on unnecessary stress!
Choosing an unknown supplier
Plenty of brides choose independent dressmakers to create their dream gowns, but the temptation to source an imitation design from an untested overseas supplier can leave you out of pocket in more ways than one. We have heard hundreds of stories where brides have received plastic-bag-like dresses, garish gowns or had suppliers simply disappear with their money – leaving the poor bride to scramble, panic and fork out extra for another dress!
Letting fashion overrule your personal comfort and style
A dress that is trendy this year is not necessarily going to translate in the years to come – just think of the oversized puffy sleeves from the 1980s.
Brides that want to look good and feel good tend to find their dream dress balances a style that flatters their features without impinging on confidence or movement.
The Pronovias Placia wedding dress looks like a strapless dress, but it actually uses embroidered illusion panelling to create a seamless neckline with a beautiful back detail for added comfort.
If you would like more information on selecting the perfect gown for your special day, please contact our friendly team and arrange an appointment on 02 9635 3311 or visit www.bridalsecrets.com.au