Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times of your life. While planning a wedding is a lot of work, finding your dream dress doesn’t have to be. It can be one of the most unique and fun experiences in the process. Here are some helpful tips for planning before you meet with a wedding dress stylist at Unveiled in Little Rock.
(from Unveiled Bridal Collection’s specialists)
Be aware of your timeline
A custom gown typically takes four to six months to create. Wedding dresses typically require alterations for a perfect fit, which typically takes two months. Overall, 8-10 months is an average amount of time to allow for creating your dream dress!
Create a Budget
Wedding gowns can range in price depending on the designer and style. A budget should be set before shopping begins. The person paying for the dress must confirm this budget before consultations with a bridal specialist begins. There is nothing more disappointing than having your heart set on a dress that is outside of your price range. Pro Tip: Prepare to budget for alterations and any accessories you may want in addition to your gown. Altering a dress can cost between $150 and $400.
Explore your vision/aesthetic
A fun part before you shop is pinning all your favorite gowns on Pinterest. Have fun exploring different patterns, fabrics, and silhouettes that you gravitate toward. When you set up your appointment at Unveiled, you will also have access to “heart” your favorite gowns on our site so we can pull dresses just for you. We want to see your aesthetic come to life.
Who to Bring?
When you come in, you’ll want to bring your best ideas with you – but don’t forget that sometimes the fewer opinions you have to wade through, the better. We recommend no more than 3-5 people at a time. Our goal is to make you feel at ease and enjoy the experience and too many voices can be overwhelming.
The undergarments you wear beneath your wedding gown are your choice. There is a chance your dress will have cups built-in, but it’s wise to bring a strapless bra or shapewear, just in case. Our bridal specialists will also be ready to give you the best options for the gown you choose.