Maybe you’ve been thinking about your dream dress since you were a little girl, or since you and your partner started dating. Or maybe you never really thought about it until just now. No matter how long you’ve been planning just what you want to wear, you’re probably excited about the prospect of trying on dresses with all of your family and friends around you.
Should You Shop Local?
That’s why shopping local is such a great option.
All the people you want to be there for your special shopping day will have the opportunity to do just that. They can be there with you to experience that magical moment when you get to try on your very first wedding dress. And the even more magical moment when you find the wedding dress. (If you have special people who can’t be with you to try on wedding dresses, the magic of technology lets them share your special day over FaceTime or Zoom.)
Plus, you can work with a trained consultant who will help you find that perfect dress and make sure that it fits you like it was made for you (because it will be). Not to mention the gown will be steamed and ready for your big day.
What About Trunk Shows?
Wedding gown trunk shows is one of the best ways to find out about amazing designers and the gowns they’ve created. They’re typically hosted by local bridal boutiques and the designer is invited to come out directly, which means you can talk to the dress designer.
You’ll be able to check out some of the latest options and styles, usually more than you will find in a store. Even better, the dresses are often on sale, sometimes up to 20% off and they give you a unique experience to check out potentially unknown local designers as well.
Sometimes you can even get custom designs created just for you or find gowns that are only made in limited quantities. No matter how it goes, these trunk shows are a unique experience and a lot of fun, but you have to make an appointment early to make sure you can get in.
Don’t Forget the Sample Sale
Sometimes bridal salons don’t sell out of all of a specific dress before they need to start making room for new dresses. When that happens, they sell off the dresses they have in the store at a steep discount. You’ll need to get lucky with the sizing of these dresses because they can’t be special ordered. You get the dresses that are on the rack. But if you can find a dress in your size you may be able to get a great deal.
And you’ll find that bridal shops usually have a wide array of different dresses available so you can get all different styles and you can still get alterations and more once you’ve purchased the dress. Find out when the sample sales are held or if the shop you’re looking at has samples available all the time at a discounted rate.
The Biggest Shopping Day Of Your Life
Shopping for your wedding gown is the biggest shopping day of your life and an unforgettable experience of trying on wedding dresses with your loved ones, so make sure you’re taking the time to look at all of your options. And then spend at least a few different days at different events and shops to find the perfect gown for your perfect day. And you can start by contacting Anna Hess to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.