Can you believe you are getting married!? If you are still in shock, I will believe it for you!!!
You get to go shopping for the most precious, but expensive, single dress you will most likely ever wear. (Unless you are competing in the Miss USA Pageant. But only 50 women a year get that far in the competition.) Anyways, you get to have fun, hang out with family and friends, and put down a small lump sum on a dress all on the same day. Sometimes you end up shopping for a few weeks, and that is okay, but keep in mind that most dresses take 4 to 6 months to be made once your order is placed.
Make your appointments early, with travel time in between, and be on time. Most bridal boutiques give you a 90 minute appointment with a consultant. If you want to arrive early and look at the dresses they have on the floor most shops are okay with that, but do not forget to remove your dirty dusty shoes.
When you arrive, be open and honest with your consultant. She is there to help you, the bride, not cater to the 20 opinions in the room. She will ask you questions, read your body language, and pay attention to only you. Have fun and try on dresses that catch your eye, but make sure you ask her what dresses she would pull for you to try. From personal experience, they know what dresses look good on you, and what will never look good on your body type. Most importantly, have FUN while you are shopping. Do not get discouraged if you do not find the dress on day one-it will happen eventually!
Bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos are usually available through your bridal boutique as well. Because you get everything in one location, they usually have HUGE deals. Keep this in mind when thinking about tux rentals, bridal party attire, flower girl dresses, little black dresses, a reception dress, and all accessories. The more you buy the more you save!
Remember that this day is all about you, and your wedding day should be very special. Get a dress that makes you feel stunning-because you are!
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