Everything you need to know about shopping for your wedding dress
Shopping for your dress can be either one of the most fun parts of a wedding or one of the most stressful. Whether it’s struggling to find the right frock or not taking the perfect people with you for support, there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Follow our tips below to tick getting the dress off from your list of wedding to-do’s and have a stress-free time whilst you do it.
Booking your dress appointment
It can be easy to assume the best time to go will be the weekend if you work a regular Monday to Friday 9-5 job, but for a more relaxed experience it can be best to go on a weekday when shops are less busy. Or better yet, book an appointment which guarantees your bridal party will have some privacy to explore a range of dresses at your own pace. Crazy Little Thing Bridal ensure that every bride is greeted with a light refreshment and sweet treats whilst you chat through your dream bridal dress, what’s not to love?! The lovely ladies at Crazy Little Thing are also available to assist with steaming and prepping your wedding dress and bridal party outfits on the big day, as well as dealing with any unexpected mishaps. Win!
Made-to-measure vs Ready-to-wear
When you are looking for your wedding dress, most bridal boutiques have a collection of dresses which you can order off the rack in a standard size. This will normally involve your designer dress being fitted to you when it arrives, incurring additional charges. La Novia offer brides a truly individual experience with their made-to-measure style, in which your dress will be made from scratch in their Edinburgh studio by their team of expert dressmakers. Perfect for making sure your dress will comfortably fit your measurements from the very beginning. This also allows for plenty of customisable options to make your bridal look exclusively yours, plus any alterations before the big day are likely minimal and fuss free!
Customise to fit your style
Have you found your dream wedding shoes on Pinterest but can’t find them anywhere local? You don’t have to settle when you can personalise your wedding outfit to fit your custom needs. West End Wedding Boutique are not only Scotland’s largest wedding shoe supplier, they will also take your shoes and level them up with a beautiful applique or make them more glam with Swarovski crystals. Struggling to find shoes that match your dream dress? No problem – West End Wedding Boutique also offer a custom shoe dyeing service to match any colour you can think of. This service can be used for brides, bridesmaids, mother of the bride or groom, flower girls and special guests.
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