Our essential guide to shopping for your bridal gown.


Essential wedding dress shopping tips!

written by Sophie Grabham June 18, 2016
wedding dress shopping tips
Don’t start your wedding dress shopping without reading these top tips from Creatiques Bridal Boutique…

Get recommendations
Ask for feedback from your friends who have been married, about which shops they had the best experiences at. Word of mouth is a powerful advertising tool!

Do your research
Have a look into which designers your local boutiques stock, and start looking online at the designers collections so you can get an idea of what to expect.

Consider your venue
Think about your wedding venue and theme and think about what type of dress will suit your chosen style. If your ceremony is in a house of worship then are there any guidelines of attire you need to follow?

Give yourself plenty of time
Most designers work on a six month turn around on orders, and ideally you need around 6 weeks for your alterations. Start early, and make the most of the time you spend in boutiques. You want to be able to enjoy the bridal shopping experience, but if you leave it too late you may loose the fun aspect of it.

Trust your Bridal Consultant!
It’s hard to assist and advise a Bride if all they say is “It’s beautiful” or “It’s a lovely dress”. The sales assistant isn’t the designer, and you won’t offend them or the dress if you tell them truthfully. The more you can say no, the easier it will be for you both. Also, a good Bridal consultant will be truthful and honest with you, it is their job to make you feel and look as beautiful as physically possible. Listen to their advice and let them guide you in the right direction.

Choose your entourage wisely

We always advise no more than 2 people with you. We often find that Mum’s and Nan’s are brutally honest, and best friends know you better than anyone else. You want people who will tell you the truth – “I love it, but it’s not really you” instead of “mmm thats nice”.

Take a pair of shoes
Take a pair of heels with you to your bridal appointment, so you can imagine how the dress will look on the day.

Think about your underwear
Different styles of bra change bust shape, so this is very important to consider when it comes to measuring for your wedding dress order.

To find your dream gown visit creatiques.co.uk and book an appointment today!