Shopping for a wedding gown
Bridal season is upon us! It can be overwhelming finding your perfect dress. Here are a few helpful tools when selecting a gown.
1.) Have an idea on budget. Is your budget including alterations? On average alts can cost $200 and up! It all depends on you and the dress.
2.) Silhouette. There are several shapes of dresses out there and not every dress is meant for your body. Pick a couple different silhouettes to see what is most flattering for you. Once you've decided on style try more with the same idea.
3.) Try to limit the amount of people to come with you to pick out your dress. Although you want to share this special moment with loved ones, make sure they can provide you honest and positive feedback. Generally your friends and family will want to see you in something they find ideal and may not see it from your point of view. Be selective with who you choose to bring, we suggest 1 to 3 people. When you have a large group of onlookers it can become overwhelming and actually make it harder for you to make your important decision.
4.) Celebrate! Here at Savvy Bridal we have a bell you get to ring when you've said yes to the dress!
Did you know the average cost of prom is over $1000!
The search for a prom dress could be considered a right of passage. Each year hundreds of thousands of girls research all over to find the perfect dress. Whether you are going for a more laid back or over the top look, there's no shortage of character you can find in a gown. A lot of girls go by a strict long/short guideline but I believe that whatever shape, style and color of dress that makes you shine like the diamond you are, is the one you should choose. Tips for trying on dresses; the dress ALWAYS looks different on the body, the hanger does zero justice for the silhouette. Keep your body type in mind. Not every dress is for everybody but its for somebody. What looks terrible on me, looks great on my sister. Let mom pick out one dress for you to try on. Most times mom's have a good eye for what looks good on you! Mom might also get carried away so having a healthy boundary is key. Being a mom myself (but im a cool mom) I can identify with wanting the best for your child whom you absolutely adore. So having a game plan is another one of my pro tips. It can be exhausting shopping for a dress. A lot of times, the dress ends up picking you anyway!
PRO TIPS WITH MEGAN
1. Have a game plan/limit the amount to try on so its not overwhelming
2. Try on several silhouettes
3. Let mom pick one out if you are shopping with mom
4. Be well hydrated and feed (mom too) It is never fun to shop while uncomfortable.
5. Talk about a reasonable budget, If you are short remember getting a hem to your gown is a must. Are alterations included in the budget?
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Unique shapes, fold, pleats, cut-outs, and lines. Breaking away from traditional styles, this is definitely direction to head in when embracing your artsy side.