Buying your wedding dress doesn't have to be a drawn out experience. The easiest way to start wedding dress shopping is to find a bridalwear shop near you and to take a look at the wedding dresses they stock to find one you love. Each bridalwear shop will stock different designers and different dresses from those brands, so don’t assume it’s the same on offer in every store.
Most bridalwear stockists operate on a booking system, so make sure you contact the shop you want to visit in advance to book an appointment. It’s a good idea to do some research to find styles you love and styles you really don’t like ahead of your bridalwear shop visit, so you can give the staff an idea of what you’re looking for. That being said – the staff at your bridalwear shop will have plenty of experience dressing brides, so they may be able to offer you advice or pick out something you’d have never considered.
Be prepared for your bridalwear shop appointment – take neutral underwear and if you have a strapless bra, it’s a good idea to take one with you. If you know what your bridal shoes will be like, take them (or a pair with a similar heel height) with you so you can try them on with the dresses and get a better idea of what your big day look will be like.
When you’re visiting bridalwear stockists, take some trusted people with you – but not too many! It’s tempting to bring a big entourage to your bridalwear shop appointments, but you don’t want to be overwhelmed by too many opinions. Lots of brides-to-be tend to shop with their mum and their bridesmaids – however if you’ve got a groom and his mum doesn’t have any daughters, it could be nice to invite her to the bridalwear shop too so she doesn’t miss out on the experience.
Browse the bridalwear stockists on confetti.co.uk to find one near you and start your wedding dress shopping journey today!