10 Top Tips for choosing your wedding dress... featuring guest blogger thedressingroomsbridal.co.uk

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

I am fortunate to meet so many different people as a wedding photographer, hairstylists, makeup and nail technicians, caterers, venue staff, you name the trade, they're there. But the one I NEVER get to meet is the owner of the shop that provides the dress.

So I got hunting for the best wedding dress suppliers in the west midlands and came across The Dressing Rooms. I thought I'd ask the experts about their opinions on buying wedding dresses, what their top tips were and if they had any offers.
But then I thought, why not let them write their own top tips. So they did, and this is the first time I hand my blog over to someone else, so without further ado, here's Rebecca from The Dressing Rooms, with her top tips for wedding dress shopping.

Finding your Wedding Dress should be one of the most enjoyable, fun and happy shopping trips you will ever go on. For some though it can become quite stressful and not enjoyable at all. Here are some of my top tips to avoid stress and ensure that you find your dream dress.

Decide right at the very beginning who you want to take with you.

This is so important, ask yourself, do you trust them to be honest with you but kind and sensitive too, towards your feelings? It's lovely to have advice from family or friends but if you have the slightest doubt that the people you choose to share this occasion with, will not listen to YOU and what YOU want or won't take your feelings into consideration when being brutally honest (in their opinion) then they are not the people you should choose to share your buying experience with. It's hard to please everybody because we all have different ideas and personal choices and buying a wedding dress is a totally unique experience because of the emotion attached to it.

Choose the shops to visit carefully, in a planned and constructive way.

Ok so here's the thing... every bridal shop has a radius of exclusivity on each dress label they carry. Depending on the Label, it can be as little as a five-mile radius up to a 25-mile range on more exclusive brands. So, based on that, it is much better to choose to visit shops within a five-mile radius of each other. That way, you get to see lots of different designers, labels and brands & styles.

Check out each bridal shop's reviews.

Reviews are absolutely necessary for the bridal industry, and EVERY shop you visit MUST have reviews somewhere on the internet. If you have planned to visit a bridal shop that has no reviews anywhere on the web, then you MUST ask yourself why? Do not be fooled by glossy websites and lots of google listings if there are no genuine reviews online to back that up. Honesty and transparency are absolutely imperative when it comes to your wedding dress.