5 Tips For Wedding Dress Shopping With the Family

Your special day is coming up, and that means it’s time to start looking for the perfect dress! In this article, we will explore 5 tips for wedding dress shopping with your family. Buckle up, the journey is about to begin! 

Set a Budget Ahead of Time

Setting a budget ahead of time will help you avoid any cost confusion down the road. This way, your bridal party will know what kind of budget you are working with so they don’t get attached to a dress that is out of your personal price range. Even though discussing money can be difficult, it is important to let your team know what range you are looking to stay in so that they can be respectful of your decisions, money-wise. 

Make an Appointment 

Making an appointment will help you to ensure that the time and energy everyone had taken to come join you on this journey is well-spent. Bridal shops are known for being extremely busy and run on a tight schedule. So, try to book an appointment with a stylist ahead of time. This way, you’ll be sure that when you arrive, you will be able to work one on one with a stylist who will be able to look over your samples and give you and your party personalized advice and attention to make the appointment go smoothly. 

Bonus tip: Try to book an appointment during the week if possible! Weekends are known for being very busy at bridal boutiques, booking during the week will make your time less stressful! 

Don’t Be Afraid To Keep Your Bridal Team Small

When choosing who you want to join you along this dress journey, don’t be afraid to keep your bridal team small. Beginning all of your close friends and family can make the decision harder, as more opinions will be voiced. Coordinating a time for everyone to attend your fitting can also be chaotic, which is why picking 4 or 5 of your friends and relatives is usually advised. If someone asks to join in on the fun, don’t be afraid to turn them down, even if it turns into an awkward conversation. This is all about you, and you deserve to be surrounded by people who support you! 

Come With Ideas In Mind

To make your appointment or trip to the bridal shop the most efficient it can be, try to come with ideas in mind. Look through sample wedding dresses online and screenshot or pin styles that speak to you. You might not be able to get the exact style you find online, but your stylist can help you find a dress that is as close as possible to the images you used for inspiration! 

Remember, This Day Is About You

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that your wedding is all about you. Dress shopping can be stressful, especially if you get your friends and family involved in the process. Don’t be afraid to take ownership of your own experience and do things nontraditionally if you have to. 

At Fan-C-Designs we understand the bridal business and understand that our success depends on the success and trust our clients have in our ability to meet timelines, deliver products promptly, and provide an excellent customer service experience. Consider booking with us to plan for your special day!

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