Prosecco and Petals
Shortlisting dresses and finding the right wedding dress that makes you feel beautiful can be a difficult decision when there are so many options to pick from.
This page gives guidance to make sure you find the right dress for you
There are a couple of things to check before paying a non-refundable deposit.
Once you have decided on a specific dress, do also call around and get prices (including alterations). To make sure you get the best deal. Some shops can seem cheaper until you add in the alteration costs.
When looking around, try not to fall in love with one specific dress but rather a general style to avoid a stressful dress hunt. Also, try to focus on your taste and style rather than seasonal trends.
If you have a specific wedding dress designer that you adore, it is worth looking out for trunk sales on their websie. Trunk sales are when specific designers showcase their dresses in a shop. Often there are great deals, a more extensive selection of dresses and off-the-rack samples to buy. Local bridal shops will also advertise trunk sales, and it is recommended to book a slot in advance.
Quite regularly bridal shops and boutique will advertise sample sales. This is when they are clearing out the dresses that shoppers try on. Sample sales can offer dramatic reductions of up to 50%.
However, if opting for a sample dress, it is wise to keep an eye out for marks and discolouration, particularly on stark white dresses. When opting for a sample dress, is it worth asking if any further discounts and cleaning can be provided for the dress..
Due to the proliferation of wedding dress seasons, there are often great deals to be had at the end of each dress season. The best seasonal sale to shop in is between October and December. If deciding to shop in the sales, it is recommended to select a mid-week appointment to avoid fighting over dresses.