Any advice for wedding dress shopping
Enjoy it and go in with an open mind x
I've not started yet but I've seen a lot of recommendations for wed2b.
Hi in three weeks I will be going to Wed2b to try on dresses I have already been to 3 boutiques try on as many styles as possible to ensure you have the best style for your shape , good luck :)
Relax and enjoy.
Be open minded 😊 try every style. A lot of brides find a dress the opposite to what they think they would have liked.
Hated wed2be. So impersonal, you can only take 4 dresses at a time and then have to queue again and they put a net over your face and hair
Wear good underwear!!
Try on dresses that you don't think will suit you, tried on a few i thought would suit and hated them but tried on one I didn't think would suit and fell in love with it
I'm going to Wed2be satbcant Wait xx
I tried Wed2B as the first shop and I wasn’t impressed at all. I was only allowed to choose 4 dresses to try on. All the dresses are “off the peg” so can take home on the same day.
I’d say its suitable if anyone is on a tight budget.
I found my dress at Laura May Bridal in Cardiff town centre. Lovely staff make you feel very welcome and you can try on as many dresses/veils/headdresses as you like
Visit many shops to try on different styles , don't take too many folks with you .... I didn't like wed2be as impersonal shop ..... & yes great recommendation to wear good underwear .... Sales in Jan time & August time a good idea , once you have worked out what flatters & what doesn't suit you shape wise ....
Go with a open mind and try all shapes and sizes on my dress is nothing like I had in mind what I thought I liked I hated and what I thought no way I loved x
Try lots of different styles - even ones that you wouldn’t necessarily thing about to see which style suits you best. Xx
Pick the lovely dresses that you think you'd like to wear, then Pick a wild card, something you'd never think you'd wear, that's what I did and ended up with the wild card!
Try every style on even if you don't think it will suit you ... cos what I thought i wanted was exactly the opposite of what ended up being The One xxx
Try on what you like and what you wouldnt normally go for x
Enjoy but definitely open mind xx what I thought I was going to have completely different in what I chose xx
Visit genuine wedding boutiques. Staff and owners know their stock, and are very knowledgeable. Independent bridal stores offer fantastic gowns and a personal service and often have amazing sale rails.
In the first shop (a little boutique down the road from me) I told them exactly what I wanted exactly how much I wanted to spend and I also told them that I wouldn't mind seeing what they might have hidden away in the back from the previous season. The lady brought me out 3 dresses and I was sold with the first although I tried 2 more dresses elsewhere before I decided I knew the first was mine. 2 days until I wear it and it was the easiest part of the planning I also went alone. If you know what you want tell them and if you have a price in mind make it known x
Book an appointment at a large boutique first to try on lots of different styles you can then look around at smaller boutiques or somewhere like wed2b after with more of an idea in mind. Personally I found the wed2b dresses I tried on to be poorly finished and felt they were trying to encourage me to purchase a dress off the peg which didn’t even do up properly.
Definitely go with a open mind, go with a budget and make sure the shops stick to it! I had a couple of shops trying to get me to try on beautiful dresses but way the budget I had. X
I'm going to go it alone on my first visit so as not to be swayed by what friends and family think I should wear.
Don't do it too early I made that mistake!
Good clean underwear and avoid dark colours unless you're going for a dark dress - some of the more sheer dresses are not very forgiving of black pants! If your budget is tight don't try on the way over budget dream dress; nothing else will feel as right. Good luck x
Take a panel, not just one person. When I went we watched lots of mothers and daughters or brides with just one friend there getting really wound up and bickering. I took 3 with me, and we had a few disagreements but mostly lots of laughs, and we noticed the same about other groups, they were more relaxed about it.
Keep and open mind. As what you think would suit you won't / might not suit you. And believe me you might get the right one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg
I went to wed2b tried selling me a dress that was not me went to a few more shops found just what I wanted then got the same dress off the internet saved 400 pound shop about x
Enjoy it and be brave to try on whatever even if you don't think it's your cup of tea- you will be surprised!! Xx
An open mind!!!!!
I was adament which dress style i required however that particular design just did not suit me. Go with an open mind and be considerate of colour options too, not just white. I tried about 30 dresses on and became disillusioned until I went to a wedding fayre and spotted some stockists. My eventual choice was a last resort so I checked out their website and I just knew when i got there and saw 'my' dress it was the one, good luck 🍀
Try things you wouldn’t normally consider
Try a lot of different styles. Keep your mind open. You'll be surprised at what u fall in love with.