Maybe you are a newly engaged bride and just booked your first bridal appointment to look for your dress…or maybe you are the bride that has been to countless stores and now is worried that you might never find your dream dress…
Whether you are just starting the bridal shopping process or have been in the mix for a while, one of the BIGGEST worries that comes up is the topic of indecisiveness.
“How will I know which dress is the one?”
“I’m indecisive. How will I pick?”
“What if I NEVER find my wedding dress????”
At Ivory Rose, we have heard all these worries, and we are here to ease those concerns! Our stylists have shared 5 tips to give you more confidence in your decision making.
You got this babe!
TIP #1 - You need to be standing in the dress to make a decision on the dress
Throughout your bridal appointment, you will be in and out of dresses. One thing to keep in mind is that you want to make sure you are making your decisions while you are physically in the dress. How does the dress feel? Is it comfortable? Does it make you feel like a bride?
It is way more difficult to make those “how does it feel” decisions if you are not in the dress. Additionally, iPhone pictures do not give justice to your feeling in the dress. The lighting, the picture quality, and the angle all play a factor in potentially warping how you view the dress. Yes, pictures are helpful for us, but overall, being in the dress needs to be our number one priority for making those “feeling” decisions.
TIP #2 - Trust your gut
Now, you may be thinking… ok, but HOW DO I DO THAT? And we know, it might be easier said than done to trust yourself, but we believe in you! Don’t overthink the bridal appointment. In general, brides can find their dress within the first twelve dresses they try on. Some brides find it with the first one they try on and some brides need to try on more. However, you want this shopping process to be fun! Buying a wedding dress is different from other purchases you will make in your life. It is an emotional buy and let it be an emotional buy.
TIP #3 - Look for similarities
When you are in the midst of shopping, take a moment to see what you are liking. Have you narrowed your selection to just A-line dresses? Square necklines? If so, perfect! Celebrate those decisions, even if they seem small! A key part in your bridal appointment is defining your deal breakers as you are trying on dresses. What would be aspects of a dress that you do not want? That could be anything from a certain silhouette, sleeves, or detailing. Once you define your deal breakers, don’t think about the dresses that were close, but had one of those deal breaker qualities. If it has a deal breaker, that is a good way for you to move on from those “almost” dresses.
TIP #4 - Look at the dress holistically
Each dress you try on is a whole piece. It can be a dangerous game when we start picking apart dresses and wanting a certain top with a certain bottom.…and suddenly we just imagined a whole new dress that’s impossible to create. When you start wanting a custom dress with aspects from a bunch of different dresses, your expectation will always be unmet. We are finding a dress that makes you feel beautiful, confident, and bridal! We are not creating a wedding dress from scratch.
TIP #5 - It’s not that serious
Our final point might seem taboo for a bridal shop to say, but we are here for our brides and we want them to feel beautiful as they marry the love of their life. We don’t want them to feel overwhelmed. Your wedding day is not going to be the only time you will feel beautiful in your life. You will look and feel beautiful countless other days too! Additionally, your wedding guests never see the dresses you said “no” in the fitting room.
It’s ok to set back a little during your appointment or during the bridal shopping experience and recognize what is truly important to you.
YAY BRIDAL BABE!
You are a decision making queen! Our stylists can’t wait to help you find your dream dress and celebrate!!
Ivory Rose Bridal Boutique is Appleton, Wisconsin’s bridal shop that takes celebrating seriously. 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.