Wedding Dress Shopping - What NOT To Do

Maybe we're a little biased, but in our opinion, shopping for your dream wedding dress is the most important part of the wedding planning process. Your dress will be one of the primary focal points both on your wedding day itself and in all the photos that will last forever. This means that you'll not only need to find a dress that makes you feel beautiful on your special day - you'll want a dress that you'll love looking at for years to come.

Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you find your dream wedding dress. In one of our earlier blog posts, we discussed some different tips for finding your perfect wedding dress. Today, we are here to examine the other side of the coin. Keep reading to learn about some things you should not do during the dress shopping process.

(Don't) Be Pressured Into Having An Audience.
Wedding dress shopping is typically a grand event. Brides are often accompanied by several other women, such as their bridesmaids, sister(s), maid of honor, mother, and sometimes their future mother-in-law. While you are certainly welcome to invite these women to join you, don't feel pressured into having them there with you. Having too many people watching you (and offering their opinions) can be overwhelming. Your best bet may be to limit your entourage to 2-3 people.

(Don't) Focus On The Little Details First.
The delicate details are often what make the difference between good wedding gowns and great ones. However, they aren't what you should devote your attention to first. Choosing your silhouette should be your first step. Once you pick your general style, you can begin to focus on the little details. (For more information on this topic, see our earlier blog post on 4 Steps For Choosing The Perfect Gown Style.)

(Don't) Focus Too Much On Trends.
If you're a fashion-conscious bride, following current trends may be one of your top priorities. The latest bridal fashion trends can be an excellent source of inspiration and a great place to start, but ultimately, the current trend should not be your deciding factor. Whereas trends come and go, you'll want to love looking at your dress for years. The dresses currently in your closet may give you a better idea of where to start.

(Don't) Try On Dresses Without Looking At Pictures First.
Trying on wedding dresses is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's easy to understand why many brides are anxious to begin this exciting process. However, it's best to peruse pictures of wedding gowns first so that you can get a solid understanding of what styles you like before scheduling your appointment at a bridal salon in South Florida. This will help you avoid having to try on too many dresses (and thus becoming overwhelmed by too many options) at your fitting.

(Don't) Get Hung Up On Sizing.
Many brides don't realize this prior to trying on dresses for the first time, but wedding dresses often run 2-3 sizes larger than normal dresses. Focus on getting the size that will fit you and flatter your shape - try not to get hung up on the number.

(Don't) Forget About Your Appearance
Doing your hair and makeup for your dress shopping appointment isn't critical, but it can be extremely helpful. If you show up to your fitting with a messy ponytail and no makeup, it can be hard to envision how you'll look on your actual wedding day. By taking the time to fix your hair and makeup prior to arriving at your fitting, you'll be better able to picture yourself on your special day.

DO Contact Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches To Schedule Your Fitting!
If you are planning a wedding in South Florida, we would love for you to schedule your bridal appointment at our bridal boutique in West Palm Beach. Our dedicated consultant has a keen eye for fashion and a unique gift for finding the gowns that will best flatter each and every bride. For more information about our bridal salon in South Florida, visit us at

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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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