As cliche as it sounds, this statement could not be more true when it comes to your bridal shopping experience. While hunting for the wedding dresses of your dreams, our staff wants to create the best bridal shopping experience for you and your “I Do Crew”! When searching for your gown, there are so many things YOU can do to help us along the way.

Fill Out an Interview
Interview is extremely important, as it gives you an amazing bridal shopping experience. During your interview, you will fill out information on your venue, date, theme, number of bridesmaids, etc. This gives us a snapshot into your wedding, letting us get to know you before you even step into our shop and begin the bridal shopping process. When we know what a bride's vision is, we can then begin to piece together what gowns will fit the overall theme of their wedding.

Book Your Venue & Date First
Before coming to visit us for your bridal shopping or first fitting experience, be sure that you have an idea of your venue and date. The venue and the dress go hand-in-hand, so be sure that you have an idea of the feel of your wedding before you look for a gown to compliment that. There is a big difference between a beach wedding and a traditional cathedral wedding and you want your dress to fit in perfectly with what you choose.

Keep an Open Mind
Keeping an open mind is so important when you are searching for your dream gown. We all know websites like Pinterest can be a huge help in the wedding planning process, but do not be too stuck on a gown or style you find online that you are not open to trying on something different. If there is one thing we could tell each bride, it is really that trying on the gowns make all the difference, because you bring the gown to life! Many brides end up falling in love with a gown that they never imagined that they would choose for their wedding day. Trust that your consultant knows their inventory and can choose a mermaid wedding dresses that will flatter your shape the most. You are already getting undressed, you might as well try on something a little out of the box! Who knows, it just might be THE ONE!

Imagination is Key
We try to select gowns that are in an average size of between 8 to 14 and we recently added a curvy collection for plus size brides. Our desire is to have a selection of gowns that everyone can try on. With that being said, we have one of each style in our selection. It is sometimes difficult to please everyone when it comes to sizing, so it is important to keep an open mind and have an imagination when it comes to the fit of your gown. We have clips that really make all the difference in cinching in your gown and creating the shape. Our in-house seamstress, Couture by Sadie, can create the perfect fit for you-we guarantee it!

Make Sure Your I Do Crew is with You
If you know that you cannot make a decision without your mom, grandmother, or other members of your support system, then schedule your appointment around when they can be there. We have had many brides fall in love with a dress but cannot pull the trigger because their mom is not with them. It is the number one thing we hear! If your mom is a deciding factor in the gown that you choose, then bring her along because you just might find the gown of your dreams on your first day of shopping. We want you to have the best experience possible and if that includes having your support system there, then we want them to be a big part of your day!

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We want you to have the best experience possible and if that includes having your support system there, then we want them to be a big part of your day!