Martha Stewart Weddings Shopping Tips
Tip 12: DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY “YES” TO YOUR DREAM DRESS RIGHT AWAY
Shopping for a bridal gown is a bit like shopping for a car, you show saying that you’re just browsing and then voila, the perfect dress is staring right at you. Brides are often surprised if they find the right dress quickly, but that’s just how it works, when you know, you know. Of course, buying a dress is a big decision, but if you start shopping be ready to purchase.
“TV shows and movies often play up that brides put on dress after dress to find ‘the one,'” says Malinda Macari, owner of Your Dream Bridal in Sudbury, Mass. “Trying on a dozen gowns usually just complicates things and exhausts the decision-making process. If you’ve come into the store knowing your budget and your likes and dislikes, and then find a dress that you love—go with it.”
Tip 14: BE VOCAL
There is a difference between expressing what you want and acting like a Bridezilla. While it makes sense to trust an experienced salesperson, at the end of the day, she’s not the one walking down the aisle. If you notice that your stylist isn’t quite hearing you, ask to pause and start over until she understands what you’re looking for exactly. In a situation where there is clearly a clash of personalities and opinions, you might have to find another boutique that welcomes your feedback, recommends Macari.