There are lots of reasons why a bride-to-be would choose to travel across the country to try on designer wedding dresses in stylish boutiques but the best reason is a chance to enjoy the day with close family and friends.
The process of finding a dream wedding dress is relatively straightforward but it can be time consuming which means that by travelling to another town or city may help focus the bride’s attention on the type of dress that best suits their body shape and the wedding venue itself.
It’s also great fun to travel to find a wedding dress but brides-to-be should be aware of not visiting too many wedding dress shops or, indeed, trying on too many gowns on their first trip.
There are some sound reasons for this since bridal gown shopping can be an overwhelming and confusing process so it’s best not to visit too many bridal boutiques and simply arrange one or two appointments to get a feel for the dresses available and the process taken during an appointment itself.
Also, brides should be aware not to take too many guests when trying on wedding dresses because with too many opinions being offered will simply cause more confusion for the bride, particularly if they are conflicting.
It’s best to take two or three friends or family who can also take notes of the dresses that the bride liked and possibly, if the boutique owner agrees, can take photographs as well.
It should also be appreciated that when travelling to find wedding dresses there’s a lot of fun to be had with lunch or dinner out with friends during the day so they can discuss their favourite gowns and the ones they didn’t like quite so much.
However, it may also soon become apparent that while many brides dream of finding ‘the one’, the actual process of selecting designer wedding dresses may mean this may not actually happen but they will still find a stylish wedding gown that suits their body shape and will be admired and appreciated by all of the guests on her wedding day.
Finally, most brides begin the search for a wedding dress between six and nine months before the wedding day – any longer and fashions will inevitably change – and the bride should appreciate that wedding dresses may need some alterations to become their dream gown so they will need to factor in this period for alterations which could be up to six months.
Brides who opt for alterations close to the wedding may find this could be a costly experience so it’s best to be prepared to ensure that when travelling to try on designer wedding dresses and the subsequent fittings that they appreciate the dress more and how special it will be for the bride on her special day.