Seems to be that time again! There are lots of you girls out there planning summer and fall 2011 weddings, which seems to be the perfect time for some general thoughts on dress shopping and buying!
[Carrie, an August bride, during one of her appointments at The Bride Room | photo by Kristyn Hogan]
First of all, know that this should be exciting and happy! It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices and information, but don't fret! There is a dress for everyone! A few thoughts from yours truly as you get ready to start shopping....
- We typically recommend nine to twelve months for the dress process. This allows time for the dress to be made and shipped (a four-to-six month time frame) and alterations. If you plan to have bridal portraits, consider that date as a goal for having the gown complete.
- That being said, we often work in less time...you just have to be decisive. Designers can accommodate rush orders, and selling samples off the rack is a great solution. It's do-able, you just might have to get creative with your options (and that's why we're here :)).
- Appointments are appreciated...not so much for us, but more for you. If we know you are coming, we can be expecting you! The try-on experience is one on one and we truly want it to be as wonderful as possible. If you've made the effort to be here, we want you to be able to try on some dresses and get all of the info you need...make sense? September and October are particularly busy months for dress shopping, so feel free to give us a ring or email us if you want to check availability...
- We believe there is something for everyone...a shape, style, color, fabric, price point... Don't be afraid to ask questions or speak up. We won't know what you're thinking unless you say something! We really, truly love what we do and love being a resource for you! We know you don't do this every day but we do...and that's why we're here, to help you!
We're excited for all of our brides and love sharing this experience with you! Call or email with any questions or if you're ready to come try on :) Can't wait to meet you!
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