17 Essential Wedding Gown Shopping Tips — unbridely

17 Essential Wedding Gown Shopping Tips — unbridely

For Greta from GretaKate, her affinity for fashion design runs much deeper than simply creating garments.

She feels incredibly lucky to be part of a bride’s wedding day and the preparation and planning stages as well: “I often spend over a year getting to know a bride and her life. It’s wonderful sharing all her excitement leading up to the big day.”

To help you with selecting, shopping for and ordering the perfect wedding gown for you, Greta has pulled together her 17 Essential Wedding Dress Shopping Tips.

Thank you, Greta!

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Before You Make An Appointment

1. Start looking well in advance

A lot of bridal stores require a minimum of 6 months’ notice, but one year in advance (if possible) is ideal. This allows plenty of time for shopping, ordering, delivery and alterations.

2. Work out what you like and what suits you

It’s really important to feel comfortable in your wedding gown.

If you feel amazing, you will look amazing.

So I would suggest that you start by collecting images you like – it might be the lace, the style or the silhouette that appeals to you.

I often ask my brides what types of clothes they naturally feel good in, as this can sometimes be translated into a wedding gown style. For instance, you might love wearing crew-neck Ts and this could mean that you would feel great in a high neck lace gown with sleeves. 

Then I would recommend trying on a range of different gowns, as sometimes ‘the one’ is a surprise to the bride.