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Tips on Finding your Perfect Wedding Gown

Now that you are planning your perfect wedding�you’ve got your perfect husband-to-be, your perfect diamond ring, and even your perfect venue where you’re perfect day will be held. There’s only one perfect problem�how are you suppose to find your dream dress in all of this wedding hoo-hah? Many brides wonder how to get started and for that matter what is the proper etiquette to go about picking that perfect gown.

Call the Blushing Bride at 618-257-7600 to schedule your appointment with a consultant. We will be happy to assist you and your group.

First thing is first, be realistic and open-minded. What looks good on a model may not flatter your figure. Choose a gown that hides your flaws and plays up to your best features. Next, get recommendations and listen to what friends and brides in your area have to say about the Blushing Bride and other bridal salons in our area. Also, schedule appointments, some salons allow walk-ins but by booking an appointment you are ensuring that a consultant has time to help you and there is a dressing room for you to use. When you do go to these appointments remember that money does matter and always be honest with your consultant about how much you would actually like to spend. Be up front about it because you will only create heart break when trying on a dress you love, but can’t afford. Make sure you have your ceremony location and reception location chosen, these will help set the tone for your wedding, a beach wedding is much different than a ceremony at a Catholic Cathedral and the dress you choose will need to fit the setting.

Bring inspiration to your appointment with heels, makeup, and styling your hair to look the part. This way you can create the illusion of what you might look like on your Big Day. Also, keep in mind on who to bring with you when you’re trying on gowns. Bringing a crowd of people with you to the bridal salons are not necessary and can be inconvenient to you and to salon owners for seating. Two people is plenty, maybe your mom and a close friend any more will make decision-making stressful and difficult. Last but not least, is sleep on it. There’s no need to make a quick decision right away, unless your wedding is less than 6 months from that day. Many salons won’t allow returns so ensuring that this is the dress should be well thought out.

The time frame you should be looking at will be 12-9 months from your wedding day for your bridal gown and purchasing during that time frame as well. Most gowns will take anywhere from 4-6 months to come in and sometimes longer if you have customized your gown. Bridesmaids should be looked at after the bridal gown is chosen and on order. These gowns are less customized and take less time to make than a bridal gown, leaving 9-6 months before the wedding is plenty of time and purchasing during that time frame as well. Mothers gowns will take the same time as bridesmaids 12-16 weeks and start your search 9-6 months from the wedding as well. Flower Girls should be chosen 4 months before the wedding.

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