by Bri States, Bri’s Bridal Boutique
1. Allow yourself time to shop
Allow yourself time to truly shop. Allow yourself plenty of time to try on wedding dresses. Allow yourself time to find and fall in love with a wedding dress. You never know how long it will take you to find THE dress. It could be the very first one, or it could be the 230th one you have tried on at the fourth boutique. It takes wedding dresses an average of 4-6 months to arrive once you have ordered it from a boutique. Give yourself the time needed to shop and to get your wedding dress in for any alterations that may be needed before your wedding date.
2. Bring important people along
If you cannot say YES to a dress without a specific person with you, be that your mother, grandmother, friend, sister, father – bring that person(s) with you every single time you try on a dress. It may be devastating to you or your loved ones if they miss the initial excitement that comes with the moment you have found THE dress. There is truly no recreating that moment – it is one of the most memorable experiences!
3. Have a vision of the perfect dress
Having an idea of what you want for your wedding dress can help you narrow down your search. However, don’t get too attached to that vision or have such a specific idea of your wedding dress in your head that it literally doesn’t exist. Give yourself room to explore the amazing details that designers have put into each wedding dress. The details may be the unexpected thing that makes you truly fall in love with a dress. Let your stylist bring you suggestions, it may not be your entire vision, but it could quite possibly be what you have been looking for all along. Having an idea for your wedding dress is a great idea, just don’t have such a specific idea that it hinders you from finding your perfect wedding dress.
4. Have a budget in mind
When you start shopping for your wedding dress, have an amount in mind that you are willing to spend. If you try something on way outside of your budget, you risk falling in love with a wedding dress you can’t afford. Then when you go shopping for something that compares within your budget, nothing will truly measure up. Don’t do that to your heart. Be safe and look at the price tags.
5. Don’t stress
You are looking for the very dress you will be marrying the love of your life in. That in itself is exciting. Don’t let it stress you out. If you don’t find it right away, don’t stress. You WILL find the perfect wedding dress. Don’t let the family that you bring with you stress you out. They will love your wedding dress once you have chosen the right wedding dress for you.
Bri’s Bridal Boutique is Durango’s newest bridal shop located in Three Springs at 258 Pioneer Avenue, Durango, Colorado.