Try on all different styles!
It is beneficial to know what you like, but don’t be afraid to try on that wildcard. In fact, we would suggest that you always try on one wild card even if it’s just for fun. You may end up surprising yourself and bringing your dress game to new heights that you wouldn’t have been able to accomplish otherwise.
What to wear on appointment day.
Can I be real with you? Those bright green panties brides have on during dress shopping day take away from the dress- ditto with the hot pink bra. All of our dresses have built in bras making a bra optional, a strapless nude is the best choice if you chose to wear a bra. Panties are mandatory with nude being the best color choice.
Break the rules already!
Rules were made to be broken.
Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette from 1945 isn’t cutting it anymore for today’s bride. So why not add a little color if you love the way pale pink looks on you? Modern takes, like color, on classic silhouettes work so well for today’s bride. Express your personality in a bold dress if that is what you love. Always trust your first instinct, whatever makes your heart sing is what you should be wearing. Don’t get hung up on what you believe you can and can’t wear based on your venue and what your family thinks. That cathedral veil that you think is only for church weddings not your beach wedding? That veil will float beautifully in an ocean breeze making you look breathtaking. Always, always go with what you love not what you think you should love, and never look back. … Just be you and the rest will fall into place. This advice applies to much more than dress buying day.
How many people should I bring?
That’s up to you but we recommend that you choose your bride tribe wisely. Big groups can be fun but you may have many opinions. Generally we advise that you bring just the people whose opinions mean the most to you and leave the negative nellies at home. We are a cozy boutique so if you plan on bringing more than 4, plz let us know so we are sure that we can accommodate the bigger group.
You want to go it alone or just bring one other person? Fantastic! Those appointments are great because you are guaranteed to pick a dress that is your personal style and genuinely represents you.
For brides who say “I want to look good but it’s just a dress that I will only wear once”
However, on your wedding day every one of your closest friends and family will see you in this perfectly chosen dress. This dress will not have a life span, it will live on in pictures forever, passed down to future generations. Keep in mind that this dress will also be floating around social media, meaning it’s possible that your ex, the barista who gets your morning coffee, Aunt Jen’s neighbor, your new husband’s ex girlfriend, etc. will see you rocking this dress. So the pressure is on! Of course, all of these people will be talking about your dress, so let’s give them something to talk about.
You DO only wear this dress one day so …. do it once, do it fabulous!
Size doesn’t matter.
Don’t freak out about the wedding dress sizing.
Wedding dress sizes are vastly different from street sizes. If you are a size ten in the ready to wear world, for example, you can be anywhere from a twelve to a sixteen on planet bridal. Sounds horrible not to fit into your regular size doesn’t it? I promise you, NO ONE cares or will see what the number is, they will only care about the beautiful bride inside the dress.