Things to Know for a Flawless Wedding Dress Shopping Experience
I am so excited that you booked a consultation with me at my small bridal boutique near Boston! Your visit to Your Dream Bridal will be the best wedding dress shopping experience, truly unlike any other. I cannot wait to help you find the dress of your dreams!
1. Be on time.
I reserve 90 minutes for every bride, and my consultations run back-to-back. (Unless you booked a ‘Let’s Celebrate’ reservation). If you arrive late, it will cut into the amount of time I have with you to try on dresses. But life does happen! Sometimes I may be running late with a bride and ask for you to wait. I will, of course, offer you your full time if that happens. However, if you are more then 15 minutes late, I will have to assume you are no longer coming and will forfeit your consultation.
2. Plan to bring your key decision-makers with you.
When you find your dress, you want your favorite people there to share the moment! If someone can’t join you, you can plan to face time them. I can fit 3-5 comfortably but do have limited space in the boutique. If you need to bring more then 5 people, then you can book a ‘Let’s Celebrate’ reservation.
3. Determine your ideal budget for your dress and communicate that to me.
Part of my role is to find you a dress that won’t hurt your wedding day budget, so being as upfront and honest with yourself and me will help us find a dress that you love everything about—including the price point. My dresses range from $2,000 – $4,000 with the majority of them falling between $2,250-$2,750.
4. Set a wedding date.
I can not order a dress without a wedding date. It’s required by the designer. Plus a wedding date and venue really do help guide the vision for your day and ultimately how to want to feel that day.
5. Get excited about your dream wedding gown!
Most dresses take 4-6 months to produce, and all dresses require alterations, which can take an additional 2-3 months. If your wedding date is quickly approaching, that’s OK, I’ve got your back! Keep in mind though, that your options become limited, or you may run into additional rush fees. I will help you navigate the best option for your big day, so leave the stress to me.
This is a really fun process, and there’s nothing quite like officially becoming a #dreambride.
6. Have more questions about finding your wedding dress?
Check out my FAQ page for more details.
As always, please reach out with any questions. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your dream dress! Xo Malinda