Finding the right dress
A common question asked by brides in a fitting, is how do I know when it is the ONE. With the choice and variety these days, finding your dress can be a difficult task. I’m sure it is more difficult to know which to fit yet alone which one to buy. Over the past 6 – 7 years the choice of dresses has more than doubled.
Sometimes a bride will fit dress after dress and still not find the dress she is looking for. Others will fit 1-2 dresses and find the right one.
My friend is getting married shortly and fell in love with two dresses. In the end the final decision went down to a vote. The two dresses were totally different but equally beautiful. One being the type of dress she would never had even thought of trying on. She only put it on at my request- more just to humour me.
Some brides will come with a file they have had since they were 16, and saving all the ideas for their wedding. They give me a picture of a dress and that is the dress they want, they don’t care if they cant try it on. My six year old daughter saw this Ronald Joyce Dress in my shelves the other day and said mom this is the dress I’m going to wear when I get married. So what happens often with these ladies, which I’m sure will happen to my daughter, even though I’m sure she will change her mind 100 times still, is this dream dress is no longer in manufacture, the designer discontinued the style 4 years ago.
You will find it eventually
Don’t be afraid to fit styles that everyone tells you wont suit you. You never know one of them might be THE dress. I have dealt with so many brides that come in and said I love the big ballgowns but everyone says I’m too short for it. They might be right, it might not suit you but not because you are too short. We have had plenty of short brides that have worn the biggest of ballgowns and have looked stunning. To see some of our past brides https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=WeddingConnexionBassonia&set=a.994084480717470
So keep trying until you find the right dress, and once you find it, stop and buy it. We’ve had countless cases were brides find the dress at the first place and everyone tells them to keep trying other places. After months of shopping and the wedding date getting closer they come back and say that they want that dress they fitted 4 months ago. 95% of the times it has been sold. Sometimes they luckily and there is still time to order a new one in but a lot of the time there is not enough time. The bride ends up very unhappy.
My best advice I can give you is to not leave your dress too late. We currently have so many brides only starting to look for their dresses within 3 months. These ladies have to take what we have in store as there is not enough time to order something in. Most brands take up to 4 month and some even a bit longer. This goes for your bridesmaids dresses as well. You don’t want to have to be paying extra rush options for something you could of just organised earlier.
In the end you will find the right dress. Whether it be a feeling you get, the look in your moms eyes, or maybe even down to the vote. When you find it, end the process of looking for it. Don’t get stresses when you feel you not coming right, the dress for you is just waiting somewhere. Let us help you in finding your dream dress https://weddingconnexion.co.za/branch/