One of the most exciting times in your life is when you get engaged! However, arranging your vendors, taking engagement photos, and making seating charts can be exhausting. Make sure not to overlook the fun aspects of planning a wedding, such as choosing the dress of your dreams. It can be a lot of fun to play dress up in beautiful gowns, but at Hoops A Daisy Bridal Boutique we know it can also be exhausting. Preparedness is key for your first bridal appointment. You can say yes to the dress without feeling overwhelmed when shopping. Here are a few things you sh
CREATE YOUR TIMELINE
It typically takes anywhere from six to eight months for a custom gown to be created – and that doesn’t include fittings after the dress arrives. There’s a good chance that your wedding dress will need alterations to make it fit perfectly, as wedding dress sizes are very different from street sizes. Ideally, you should give your seamstress at least two months. Overall, you should allow around 12-18 months.
MAKE A BUDGET
Dresses for weddings vary in price. Our dresses typically range from £1250 – £2900. Establishing a budget before you make an appointment can be really helpful. You should have this conversation with whomever is paying for the dress for you beforehand, so that you are on the same page and your stylist can work their magic and find the perfect dress that’s in budget too.
Adding alterations, accessories, jewellery, and shoes to your budget is also important. Depending on the amount of work you need done, alterations can range from £200 – £350. We have the most amazing team of seamstresses who are ready to tweak your wedding dress and make it fit perfectly!
CREATE A MOOD BOARD
An exciting part of shopping for a wedding dress is making a mood board. Put all your favourite gowns on a Pinterest board. You’re more likely to find a pattern in the silhouettes and fabrics you like as you add to the board!
DECIDE WHO TO BRING;
You can make or break your bridal appointment by who you bring. The temptation may be great to bring an entire entourage, but having too many opinions can make the process extremely challenging. We recommend no more than two to four people to keep it an intimate and memorable experience for all of the right reasons!
The undergarments you wear under your wedding gowns are completely up to you. It is more likely than not that you will not need to wear a bra under your wedding gown, since the cup will be built into the dress but this is completely your choice. You’re more than welcome to bring some shapewear or a strapless bra too!
Are you ready to find your dream wedding gown? Book an appointment today with Hoops A Daisy Bridal Boutique today!