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5 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Updated: Jan 25, 2023

Are you getting ready to say Yes to the Dress?

Here’s 5 things to do before your dream search begins.

  1. DESIGNATE A TIMELINE Set your wedding date & start shopping 9-12 months prior. This allows plenty of time for delivery, alterations & is less stressful for you!

  2. CREATE YOUR VISION Think big picture how you want your wedding day to look & feel. The details may change as you keep planning, but have an overall idea so when you try on dresses you can envision yourself on your wedding day.

  3. SET A BUDGET Discuss & plan your budget range ahead of time so you know what you’re comfortable spending. Make sure to factor in alterations & any other accessories you may need.

  4. RESEARCH BRIDAL STORES No two brides are the same & not all bridal stores are the same! Start by searching bridal boutique + location to get a list of the stores in your area. Look at their website & social media to see their price ranges, dresses they carry, & overall aesthetic.

  5. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT When you find a boutique that fits your budget & vision, book an appointment with them. Don’t overschedule yourself! Too many stores can become overwhelming & stressful. Start with 1 or 2 boutiques & go from there.


Ivory Rose Bridal Boutique is Appleton, Wisconsin’s ONLY exclusively bridal store. We have made it our mission to bring our brides the best & latest wedding dresses, veils and other accessories from our favorite bridal designers. Every bit of what you experience with Ivory Rose has been intentionally curated to make you feel empowered & comfortable while saying Heck Yes! to your dream dress. Our passionate stylists support and uplift and are dedicated to creating your beautiful bridal experience. Book your bridal appointment today and let's find your dream wedding dress together!

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