You found “the one.” Now, it’s time to find the other one. Your dress. So, we’ve gathered helpful hints from our stylists and real Vows brides to make sure you find your dream dress (sans stress).
#1: Dress Dreaming
Chances are you’ve been dreaming of your dress for a long time. But we still recommend you do a little stalking (err, research) on Instagram and Pinterest. It’s always helpful to get a feel for what you like—and don’t like.
#2: Dress Shopping
Stylists and brides agree—keep your shopping squad small. Too many opinions can be overwhelming. And if you need honest advice, we have a full team on site.
#3: Dress Buying
Yay! You found your dress. Now, keep in mind, if you’re planning on ordering it, you may need at least six months. And, even if you’re buying an off-the-rack dress, it’s still good to leave three to five months for alterations.
#4: Dress Fitting
Our seamstresses and stylists recommend bringing your wedding-day shoes and undergarments for your first fitting. As for the other accessories? We can help you choose those at the fitting.
#5: Dress Take-Home
Pro tip: Bring a friend or family member (and some tissues) when you pick up your dress the week of the wedding.