Wedding Planning Tips . 6 Questions to ask your Wedding Dress Shop. Valentina Val Photo, UK.

Wedding Planning Tips . Best 6 Questions to ask your Wedding Dress Shop. Valentina Val Photo, UK.

You got engaged! YAY! And now it is time for you to choose your wedding dress! A dress you maybe be dreamed since you were a little girl, or maybe you never thought of. Either way it can be a hard and daunting process. Let me help you with your wedding planning!

So I summarised a few questions you should ask the Boutique of choice to help you with the process.

Which designs do you carry?

  • When you arrange your appointment, first determine the designs the store carries.

How many individuals can accompany you on your visit.

  • Don’t expect to show up with your complete bridal party entourage.
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How should I get ready for my first bridal appointment?

  • Call ahead to check that the wedding outlet you plan to visit has the exact dress design samples you want to try on; boutiques sometimes stock only a small selection of a designer’s collection.
  • Check to see if the boutique provides private appointments or if there will be other brides visiting at the same time. 
  • Wear underwear that fits well and it will suit a variety of gown designs and materials.
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How long will it take for my bridal gown to be supplied?

  • Most bridal boutiques recommend buying your gown six months before your wedding date to allow for fittings and modifications. There are occasionally faster services available, however there may be additional costs.

What will the cost of my adjustments be?

  • Once you’ve decided on a dress, your merchant should be able to estimate the cost of minor alterations. Of course, if you have requested bespoke design revisions rather than merely altered-to-fit adjustments, expenses might skyrocket.

How many fittings do I need?

  • On average, at least two fits are required. The first will be when your gown arrives at your boutique to take accurate measurements for any necessary changes, and the second will be closer to the wedding day to assure the ideal fit.
  • If your dimensions stay the same as they were on the date of the original order, made-to-measure alternatives may only require one fitting.
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What is ‘Made to Order’ and ‘Made to measure’ means?

  • ‘Made to Order’ means that your dress is ordered from a standard size chart and cut from an existing pattern as closely as possible to your particular dimensions (usually bust, waist and hip measurements).There is a good likelihood that you may need to make some adjustments to get a perfect fit.
  • ‘Made to measure’ refers to a dress that is made particularly for you, according to your exact measurements, of which around 25 are taken. A ‘toile’ is made, which is a cotton mock-up of your wedding dress’s bodice that is fitted perfectly to your body in order to simulate how your garment will look when finished. This may then be modified as needed before your actual wedding gown is made. Made-to-measure gowns, understandably, cost a substantially higher price.

If you are in the UK, I can recommend you a few bridal shops that I adore and that carry amazing dresses:

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