When you get engaged, it's one of the most exciting times of your life! However, it can feel overwhelming to have so many decisions to make. No worries - we at Channy Bride & Beyond are here to help! These tips will help you make the most of your first bridal appointment and find your dream dress.
Create a Timeline
An average gown takes between six and eight months to create, and that isn't including fittings. Dress sizes differ between wedding dresses and street clothes, so you'll need alterations. Make sure your seamstress has at least two months to make the changes.
Establish a budget
Dresses range in price from a couple hundred dollars to thousands. Establish a budget with the person paying for the dress before you make an appointment. Be sure to tell your consultant how much you want to spend so that she can help you find something within your budget. It's heartbreaking to have your heart set on a dress that's out of your budget. You'd be surprised how often this happens!
Consider allocating time and money to these aspects of your wedding day look. It's important to allocate some of your budget for alterations as most wedding gowns need to be altered to fit you perfectly.
Create a mood board
Make a mood board before you begin your search for the perfect wedding dress. Put all the gowns you like on a Pinterest board so you can see the different silhouettes and fabrics that appeal to you!
Undergarments are important to consider
You can choose whatever you want for your undergarments. As the cup will be included in the dress, you may not need a bra under your wedding gown. However, you may want to bring a strapless bra just in case.