MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FREE WEDDING DRESS FITTING
So, you’re thinking of booking for your wedding dress fitting? How exciting! Searching for your wedding dress is one of the most exhilarating aspects of planning your wedding. Every bride knows that it’s the wedding dress that weaves together your dreams, your tastes and your style. Your wedding dress should epitomise who you are as a woman, accentuating the essence of you.
As every woman also knows, trying to find a look that achieves so much can be somewhat daunting. A silhouette must be chosen, selected from styles that extend from sexy and fitted to flowing and ethereal. Material, embellishments and draping need to complement your best features – and let’s not forget that feeling of love at first sight as ‘The One,” slips over your shoulders.
There are a lot of boxes to check, which is why Bride&co offers FREE wedding dress fittings with our experienced in-store consultants. Together, you will weave through the myriad of options available, until you find a wedding dress that perfectly embodies you and your vision for the dress of your dreams.
Read on to discover what makes up a typical hour at a Bride&co fitting, as well as tips and tricks for making the most of your free wedding dress fitting!
THE BRIDE&CO WEDDING DRESS FITTING EXPERIENCE
First off – make a booking! Don’t let yourself be caught up in our gorgeous website images or Pinterest boards – we highly recommend trying on the dresses to see what truly suits you! Bride&co offers hourly appointments at all stores across the country.
For a guaranteed one-on-one consultation – book your appointment via our website or give us a call, otherwise simply walk in and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Before your appointment, collect the styles and dresses you love. Try understand what it is that you love about the dress – is it the silhouette, the open-back, or the embellishment? Also be ready to share any big day details which will impact your dress selection. We recommend bringing a strapless bra and appropriate underwear for your fitting.
The more information you can give, the easier it is to discover your dream wedding dress!
THE DAY OF YOUR FITTING | EXAMPLE APPOINTMENT TIME 10:00AM
Within an hour of your wedding dress fitting, you can realistically expect to try on 5-7 wedding dresses, with enough time for a second look at your favourites.
Here is a basic overview of what to expect:
09:45AM On the day of your wedding dress fitting, we recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes early. After as short registration you’ll be directed to the gown gallery, where you’ll meet your experienced in-store consultant who will guide you through the wedding dresses in our look book and you can immerse yourself in the gowns on the floor.
10:00 AM Your consultant will guide you through our range and spend some time getting to know you and understanding your wedding day. It’s important to share the dresses, silhouettes and big day details that you have in mind, including budgets, timeframes and personal preferences.
Falling in love is a very private journey and falling in love with your wedding dress is no different. Keep the numbers of guests at your wedding dress fitting small and close. Too many opinions can distract from the beautiful and personal experience of finding your gown, and your inner bride.
10:10 AM It’s time for the magic! Your consultant will show you to your personal fitting room and bring in the range of gowns you selected. Each gown is a unique and delicate piece, often a little complicated to get into to, so your consultant will remain with you to assist you as you try on each dress. Your consultant is there to be completely honest and in tune with you, so this one-on-one time is a great opportunity to get unbiased opinions before you show friends and family.
Because your stylist stays with you throughout, make sure you wear underwear that you will be comfortable in around her. We recommend taking along a comfy bra, as well as a strapless one. Alternatively, open-back dresses may require no bra at all. We also have a range of backless and strapless bras to suit the style of dress you choose. Chat to your style consultant about what you are and aren’t comfortable with.
10:40 AM: You’ve “ooohed” and “ahhed” over each gorgeous wedding gown you’ve tried on, but it’s time to take a second peek at your top 2 or 3. As you relook your favourites, try and imagine yourself on your big day, at your wedding venue. Try on a veil you love, a tiara, or even some jewellery from our selection to complete the look- and give you a better understanding of how the look will come together. When your vision comes alive, and your inner bride defines herself, that’s when you know you have found the one… your dream wedding dress!
10:50 AM: After the sweet emotions of finding your wedding dress have washed over you and your guests, it’s time to talk measurements, fittings and next steps. Luckily, Bride&co offer an in-house seamstress for alterations, so any changes or amendments can be chatted through at your next fitting.
11:00 AM: It’s time to commit and either purchase or order your dress! If you’d like to take a few days to absorb and think – no problem! Simply let your consultant know that you’ll phone through in a few days – she will keep your sizes and details on file. If you do choose to order on the day, your dress can either be taken with you or kept securely at the store.
It takes a while to order and craft your wedding dress, so try order your wedding dress at least 4-6 months before your big day. This ensures that you get to your big day collected, fearless and glowing in your dream dress. This being said, many of our styles are available to take home right off the floor!