The wedding dress of your dreams is out there—you just have to find it! And we’re here to help. You’ve painstakingly added pictures to your “bride to be” Pinterest board, tore out magazine photos and saved them in a folder, and made a checklist of “must have” and “should avoid” details—now it’s time to find the right place to shop.
You don’t have to travel very far to find a dress that’s perfect for you. Big bridal boutiques with a motley of brands can be overwhelming. The unique range of boho designs all from a single house label at Love Spell boutique makes it easier to find your gown. Love Spell is located close to London in Guildford, Surrey. Find it and other boutiques in your area by searching “bridal shop Guildford” or “wedding dresses near me” once your location setting are on. After you locate bridal shops in your area, you have to keep a few shopping tips in mind to find a gown you’ll love throughout the process and years later. Although your consultant might ask these questions when you arrive, it’s even better to come prepared so you can make the most of your 1.5-hour appointment.
1) Consider the month of your wedding.
If you’re having a winter wedding, you may want to include sleeves in the design. Sleeves look elegant and have been on high demand since the royal weddings in the last decade. However, if you have a late spring or summer wedding planned, you might want slim straps and a lighter weight fabric, possibly chiffon.
2) Think about the silhouette you think you want, but be open to trying different things.
We’ve seen a lot of brides come in refusing to try a certain style and ending up loving it. Give that fitted mermaid style a shot or appease mom and try on a ballgown.
3) Pick your venue first.
You want to get started on dress shopping early. Because it’s the most fun (duh), but also because getting your dress takes time. However, you want to make sure your wedding dress aligns with your venue. A ballroom goes nicely with a ballgown, but a beach ceremony calls for a less voluminous style.
4) If you’ve already talked tuxes, it’s always a great idea to be in sync with your groom. If you have a fiancée and she will also wear a dress, you might want to talk “themes” so you’re both on the same page and can coordinate even while keeping your dresses a surprise before the big day.
5) And of course, think about the function details. Is it a daytime or evening affair? We love embroidery for the former and lace or beading for the latter. Will there be dancing? A formal five-course dinner? Consider what vibe your wedding will offer and let that guide you toward the style of your gown.