Every bride-to-be knows the bridal dress search is the most exciting part of the wedding planning process, with most already knowing exactly what they want from their dream dress. However, beginning the process can sometimes be difficult for  brides; who to trust, what shape, what colour? All these questions are always asked, and we want to make sure you are as relaxed about this process as possible. And so, to put you at ease, keep these gown shopping tips in mind.

Have a Price in Mind

If you know how much you have to spend on your wedding dress, there’s little point in trying on a bunch of gowns that are out of your price range. Focus on those you can realistically afford so that you can spend more time choosing your favourite, without feeling disappointed. Start Early

Begin this search as early as six to eight months before your big day; and that may even be too late for some brides. Give yourself plenty of time because if you put it off for too long, your selection of dresses could be limited or you might make a quick decision that you may regret later.

Figure Out What You Like

Take cues from the venue, the season and the time of day you’re getting married to help narrow down your dress style. Rule out fabrics and silhouettes that won’t work, and consider what styles will flatter your shape.

Let the Boutique Make Recommendations

Don’t eliminate anything at first glance. If the salesperson brings you something she says you should try on, try it – even if you don’t initially love it. It is possible to fall for a wedding gown you didn’t think you’d like or want.

Trust Your Instincts

If you have to be reassured that the dress looks great on you, it’s probably not ‘the one.’ If you can’t see yourself walking down the aisle in it, move on. When you find the right dress, you’ll know.

Hopefully these tips have helped you to begin or understand the beginning of the bridal dress search. Make sure it is as memorable and enjoyable as possible, and contact one of the Fleur de Lys Bridal team at 01799 526982 to begin your search with us.