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Wedding Dress Shopping Overwhelm

Don't Know Where to Start?


Well firstly; congratulations on your engagement!

Booking an appointment at a bridal boutique is one of the most important steps in planning your wedding day but lots of our brides tell us that they held back on booking because of the process seeming too anxiety-producing. That's completely understandable when you think about how much the dress means, the cost and the fact that someone you have never met will be seeing you in your undies.


Firstly; let me put your mind at rest and let you know that we are really relaxed and down to earth here at The Case of the Curious Bride. You can have a cuppa first and we'll show you round the dresses and either let you choose some or help you choose some, based on the images you might have or a description of what you are looking for.


Wherever you shop, there are a few key things you need to remember to make the most of your appointment and find the perfect wedding dress.


What to Remember


Do your research. Before you book an appointment, take some time to research different bridal boutiques in your area. Read reviews, compare prices, and get an idea of what each boutique has to offer in terms of bridal gown styles.

  • Be prepared to spend time. Appointments at bridal boutiques can be 1-2 hrs long, so be prepared to spend the necessary time trying on different dresses.

  • Bring a trusted friend or family member. It's always helpful to have someone with you when you're trying on wedding dresses. They can give you honest feedback and help you narrow down your choices. Too many can also mean chaos and can make it difficult to make any decisions. 1-2 is ideal.

  • Be open to trying on different styles and see what looks best on you. Remember that bridal stylists know the stock and this is their speciality.

  • Remember to ask questions. Your Bridal Stylist will be more than happy to help you find the perfect dress and know the process inside out.

Booking an appointment at a bridal boutique is an exciting step in planning your wedding. By following these tips, you can make the most of your appointment and find the perfect wedding dress.


Here are a few extra tips that might help you make the most of your appointment:

  • Dress comfortably. You'll be trying on a lot of dresses, so make sure you dress in something that you can move around in easily. It's best to wear skin coloured undies if you can so you can see the dresses in their intended way.

  • If you have any questions about the dresses or the process, be sure to bring a list of questions with you so you remember to ask anything.

  • Be patient and trust your stylist, don't get discouraged if you don't find the perfect dress right away.


Ultimately, you'll know when you've found the perfect dress. Trust your gut and don't be afraid to go with what you feel is right.

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