6 Things to Keep in Mind when Shopping for your Wedding Gown


Too many brides get stressed out over finding the perfect wedding dress. So here we are to help you by telling you six simple things to remember when shopping for your gown.

Timing is Everything

A wedding dress and a dress you're wearing to your best friends birthday party don't require the same amount of planning. For the party, you can pop into your favorite boutique a week, day, or even hour in advance. For your wedding, most wedding gowns take four to six months to come in. Maybe even longer if you're doing a custom gown. To play it safe, you might as well go ahead and make an appointment as soon as you get engaged. That way, you have plenty of time to focus on the rest of the excitement that comes with planning a wedding.

Don't Be Too Close Minded

Every week we have brides come in with an exact idea of what they want their gown to look like. This is totally fine!! We want you to know what you're looking for, BUT it's also a good idea to be open to different styles. We've had countless brides tell us they want an A-Line gown with straps who end up leaving with a strapless mermaid gown, or vice versa. When you're looking for the perfect gown, we know you want it to be just that. "Perfect." But there's so many routes you can take to get to perfect, so don't get too dead set on a vision.

Trust Us

This one kind of goes off of the last one. It's so important to trust your bridal attendants. They know the gowns like the back of their hand and have probably seen dozens of people try them on. They're there to make you look like the most beautiful bride anyone's ever seen, so they aren't going to act like a bunch of cheesy salesmen and tell you that everything looks great on you so you'll spend some money. They're not going to let you walk out of their doors in something that looks bad, for your sake and for theirs.

Trust Your Gut

If the dress feels like the one, deep down to your core, then it probably is. Don't let your friends and family influence your decision. Their opinion is obviously important, but it shouldn't make or break what you want to do. Don't forget that it's YOUR day, not theirs.

Sometimes the First One is the Right One

I feel like people get it in their head that wedding dress shopping has to be a long and exhausting experience. So when they fall in love with the first gown they try on, they think it's too good to be true. Wrong!! If you love it and it feels right, then who cares when you tried it on?!

Stop Shopping

Once you find the perfect gown, just go celebrate. Don't keep looking at the bridal magazines and delete your Pinterest boards. Continuing to look will result second guessing yourself, and that's never any fun. So just, stop.


The I Do Team