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Tips on finding the perfect wedding dress

Nicola Anne Windsor available at Fairytale Bride Coggeshall

Tips on finding the perfect wedding dress

Have an idea of style of gown you want before you start shopping.

There are many tips on finding the perfect wedding dress out there, at Fairytale Bride, we know exactly how you are feeling. We have put together some of our best tips.

The best advice to give a bride is to think about your day. One of the first things we say to our brides is ‘tell us about your plans, where is the wedding to be held?  For example, a beach wedding,  a big wedding venue, an outdoor ceremony.  Very often venues can be the start of a theme or style of the wedding so start to look around at what is out there.  Look in magazines, on the internet and even look at what celebrity brides are choosing.  The designers are looking at them too and soon the catwalks are full of similar designs.  Pinterest is a good way of collecting different styles of wedding dresses and there could be some inspiration for themes for your the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.  At Fairytale Bride we want to make sure you have the perfect dress for a perfect day!

Give Yourself Enough Time

A good tip on finding your perfect wedding dress is to start looking sooner rather than later. It’s never too early to start trying on dresses. It will give you a very good idea of what is out there and what you like and of course, what suits you.  Sometimes the new trendy designs may not suit you, so stick with what you look good in.  Very importantly, it can take up to 6 months for a dress to be made to order. Some designers do offer a rush cut that can bring to order nearer, or we can sell “off the peg”, so it’s not the end of the world! Make sure you take alterations into consideration.


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Make an appointment

Most bridal shops are appointment only.  Book in advance and try to book a week day as Saturdays are usually the busiest day on the week.  Organise to go the appointments on your own, with your Mum or with one or two friends whose opinions you value the most.  If you have children, make other arrangements for them as a bridal shop is not the place for children.

Your bridal appointment at Fairytale Bride offers our boutique exclusively to you, we offer a relaxed and friendly environment in complete privacy along with our undivided attention.. The bride will have a one to one consultation where she will be able to try on our gorgeous wedding dresses and hopefully, find the one!

Try on different styles

Very often, in our experience, brides end up choosing a gown that was nothing like the one they originally had in mind! So, make sure you try on several different styles. This can be, for example, strapless, sleeves, short or long, ball gown, fit and flare etc. After trying on several styles, you will know what suits you and what you like and don’t like. We will then be able to pick out gowns for you, even some that you may not have considered.

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What to bring to the appointment

Ideally come to your appointment with your shoes and neutral underwear – these should be the ones or very similar, intended for your big day and a strapless bra is a good idea, if you have one.  Make sure you wear appropriate underwear and maybe your best ones as you will be helped in and out of the dresses. To keep the wedding dress samples in super condition, do not wear fake tan and wear little or no make up.

Don’t  freak out about wedding dress sizing. Wedding dresses can be up to two to three sizes bigger than your normal size. So, you may be pinned and clipped into the dress but pay attention to how it looks on you and not the actual size of the dress.  We hope our tips on finding the perfect wedding dress have helped you. Wedding dress shopping is enjoyable and exciting.  It is the first step to the rest of your life.

If you’d like to make an appointment, please call us on 01376 743121 or email hello@fairytalebride.co.uk




Alison Hollis

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