A little help from our friends…

... aka awesome brides :) After each appointment I learn something new from each bride- a new way to bustle, a new sleeve addition, hidden emerging trends and even a way to re-use a wedding gown after the wedding. But the most important thing I learn from my brides, is what kind of wedding gown they want. There are a few things that are very consistent.  You learn so much about your bride in the first 10 minutes of the appointment and those crucial 10 minutes should help pick the perfect gown.  Here are a few guidelines on how to prep for your first gown appointment! Your first appointment should be the best appointment! It is so exciting and so special in every way.  But...what are you looking for? What style? What shape? All of these questions run through your head and you might not have any idea of what you might like.  Stay true to your everyday style.  If you are not a flashy girl, don't consider something too bling-y.  If you are one of romance, perhaps lace is an option. Ask yourself these few questions. They always help me, as a consultant, to weed out the gowns that are definitely not for my bride. -Do you like sparkle/bling/beading? -Lace or no lace? ^ those two questions are gold! ^ -What do you wear when you go out? to an event? or on a girls night? -Any material that you just hate? (hate is a strong word.. but this is important ladies! :) ) Organza? Satin? Taffeta? -On your wedding day: Is it a formal affair? Laid back beach? Rustic farm? Are you a dancer? (Some materials look better in certain settings-your consultant should know what works best for each situation) -Bring pictures! Sometimes a single picture will lead me to the exact gown that I KNOW will be the one. I think those cover it! The shapes of gowns look different on each girl, so it really is just a matter of preference.  Once you start trying on gowns, you will see what you like or dislike. And I always say this... don't be surprised if the first gown you put on is YOUR gown! :) If you have a knowledgable consultant, she should be able to pick it out on the first try. ;)
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