Important things to consider before you go Wedding Gown Shopping
- Whether you’re enlisting the services of a couturier or shopping at salons, start the process at least nine months prior to your wedding date.
- Before you book appointments at bridal salons check their ratings and read reviews.
- If there is a particular designer you are looking for, don’t assume that they stock the exact gown you have in mind, call and make sure before you get there.
- Salon policies vary, many are by appointment only and you need to book in advance, and many charge for consultations, ask how much and for how long?
- Don’t bring a large entourage with you when trying to find your gown; you will only be confused by all the conflicting opinions. Bring the people you know and trust to be honest with you.
- Find out if alternations are included in the price and if the salons have qualified seamstresses to make alterations.
- You will need at least two to four fittings, it’s not like shopping for an everyday item, so don’t expect to leave with your gown on the first day of shopping.
- If ordering a designer gown, it can take anything from four to six months for the gown to arrive. Try not to rush the process as this may result in an additional fee.
- Collect your dress during the week of the wedding, not the day before.