Top Four Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

We often get first time wedding dress shoppers, so we wanted to put together our top four wedding dress shopping tips!

Start wedding dress shopping early! Yes, we are an off the rack wedding dress store, so there’s no need to order a gown and eagerly wait 6-8 months for it to show up. However, it is surprisingly common for brides to purchase their bidal gown here 18 – 12 months in advance. Don’t stress over the wedding  dress. Get this checked off your list so you can focus on other wedding planning details.

Have a realistic price point in mind!  Knowing your budget is key. There is nothing harder for a bridal consultant than a disappointed bride! Especially if it’s because she tried on a gown, fell in love and then admits it was completely out of her budget! Do not do this to yourself. It is possible to find a gown that is stunningly gorgeous without maxing out your credit card. You can also take advantage of our great wedding dress payment plan, which is 25% down and gives you 90 days to pay the balance.

Provide inspiration photos and a detailed description of your wedding day style to your stylist. Obviously you’ll want to bring images of wedding dress styles you like online, but also include a few images of your venue. Be sure you share your wedding theme. Are you a country bride? Classic bride? Romantic fairytale bride? Unsure bride? Trust us – all of this is explicitly crucial in assisting the stylist to get quick sense of what you’re envisioning as the essence of your wedding.

Who to bring to your bridal appointment?Invite no more than two or three people to go with you. Maybe it’s your mom, best friend, and soon to be mother-in-law ( is a good time to start bonding).do not recommend any bride to come in with an entourage! Please understand everyone has their own opinion, making it extremely difficult for you to express yourself and how you truly feel in the gown. More often the bride ends up not making a decision and is forced to return and start all over.

We’re so excited to help our brides find the perfect wedding gown in our East Bay bridal store in Hayward, and in our Los Angeles bridal boutique, located in Whittier. Make your appointment online today!