We know that wedding dress shopping can be both amazing and stressful at the same time and with over a decade of experience, Jennifer Dang, senior stylist at Ferre Sposa, was featured on CBC Life with her top 5 tips for wedding dress shopping!
1. A Smaller Entourage is Encouraged
It’s useful to limit your entourage to a few people that have a similar fashion taste as you do. The more people you bring, the more opinions that are given and sometimes it can cause more confusion between what your entourage wants and what you really want. Chances are, you’ll be doing more than one fitting or shopping trip, so you can always invite your wedding entourage, family and extended family to the final fitting or when the choices have been narrowed down.
2. Don’t Change Your Shopping Habits
If you’re normally a big shopper, then going to more than one store might make your buying decision easier. If you’re not a big shopper, then having more options may not necessarily be the best. Just like any shopping trip, research helps so come to the appointment with a few dress ideas in mind.
3. Stick to Your Budget
We know it’s tempting but resist the urge to try on dresses that are completely over your budget. Chances are, dresses that are more expensive will look and feel amazing and it can be a frustrating experience to come back to what your budget is. We encourage showing our wedding consultants particular couture wedding gowns that you like so that they have a better understanding of what you are looking for and can suggest certain dresses that will be within your budget.
4. Crying is Optional!
Don’t worry if you don’t shed a tear. These days, we are inundated with videos, Facebook clips and TV shows that over hype the moment brides find their dress. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of brides find their dress and many of them don’t cry in the moment. The most important thing is focus on what makes you feel the most you!
5. Relax and Stop Looking
Once you’ve found the dress, stop looking! Choosing your wedding dress is a lot like getting married. A lot of brides ask, “What if something nicer, newer comes along?” and Jennifer always responds with a smile, "Well, we can say the same thing about your hubby - once you commit, you stop looking!"
A few of our amazing new Ferre Brides that took these shopping tips to heart!