Researching the right bridal shop for you – Step 1 is Budget
Chances are, if you’re engaged, you have BIG feelings about gown shopping. You’re either ready and excited and can’t wait to get started or you put it off for a while because you were a little nervous about the process. Or you fall somewhere in between. The good news is that I am here for you and promise to make the experience a fun one. I have a singular mission in working with you, and that’s to find you a gown you love at a price you feel comfortable with an experience that leaves you with that warm and fuzzy feeling. That sounds great, right??
So I am going to bring up the B-word. Budget! One thing you need to know and have a good grasp on is your dress budget. Have the tough talk now or you may be heartbroken later. ( I’ve seen it happen – a bride thought one price and the mom or fiance thought another.) And my advice prior to coming in is to know what you are comfortable spending on your bridal gown as well as your tolerance for fluctuations around that budget. Both are important to communicate to me and something that I will ask you when we chat.
Hence why establishing your wedding dress budget is step one, but I also recommend making sure you are comfortable with the price range of gowns a store carries before you visit it. Bridal gown shopping is fun but can be time-consuming, and I believe the time you are spending should be enjoyable and productive. Walking into a place where the gowns are priced more or less than your wedding dress budget is no fun for you. So make sure to ask that question and know the answer before you decide to book a visit.