6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

My favorite thing about wedding planning thus far has been shopping for my wedding dress! It is such an exciting time and full of so many memories, it’s really something you will never forget. But it can also be a very stressful time! In order to try to help you have the BEST wedding dress shopping experience, I wanted to share with y’all 6 tips for picking out your dream wedding dress.

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress

1. FIND THE PERFECT BRIDAL SHOP

When I walked into Gown Boutique of Charleston, I knew I found THE place! Everything about this bridal boutique was perfect. From the incredibly kind and helpful gals to the décor, I honestly couldn’t have wished for anything better. When you are searching for a bridal shop, make sure you find somewhere that you feel comfortable! One of the many fabulous things about the Gown Boutique of Charleston is that they are appointment only! This means, you are the onlycustomer in the shop!! It’s honestly amazing! My final tip for picking your bridal shops, which may not be super important, is to make sure they have great lighting! This will help somuch when you are looking back at photos from your appointment! 

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

2. BE OPEN MINDED

Whether you already know the style of dress you want, or you have no idea, make sure you go into your appointment with an open mind! You may be surprised at the styles you actually like! Stella York has a variety of gorgeous dresses, and really have something for everyone! I went into my appointment thinking I didn’t even want to try on any form fitting dresses, but I’m so glad that the ladies at the shop insisted! We tried on five very different dresses, and I can honestly say I loved each and every one of them. You really won’t know which style wedding dress you want until you give them all a chance!

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

3. KEEP YOUR BUDGET IN MIND

Sticking to your budget is important when it comes to wedding planning, and that includes picking out your wedding dress! Let the ladies at the shop know your budget. That way they will only show you dresses that fall within your budget and will prevent you from falling in love with a dress that is too expensive. That is one of the great things about Stella York wedding gowns- they are SUPER AFFORDABLE and have something for all price ranges!

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

4. WEAR MAKEUP AND DO YOUR HAIR

You don’t have to go and get your hair and makeup done before your appointment, but I highly suggest doing it yourself. When you look good, you feel good! Have you ever gone shopping and tried stuff on when you don’t look your best?!Nine times out of ten you probably don’t purchase that item. You want to feelyour best when trying on wedding dresses!

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

5. GO WITH YOUR GUT

If I could only give you one piece of advice when picking out the perfect wedding dress, it would be do go with your gut!! Yes, I want you to be open minded and try on a variety of dresses, but if you are stuck on one style make sure to really focus on it! I have heard so many times that girls have ended up purchasing the first dress that they tried on! If your gut is telling you that you have found the dress, don’t second guess it!

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

6. BRING A SMALL GROUP OF GALS

Last but not least, bring a small group of your best gals to your appointment with you! It could be your mom, your maid of honor, a bridesmaid, or all of the above. It is such an exciting time, and so fun to share with the people you love! These ladies will be so excited and honored to be involved in this special moment! I would keep the group small and intimate though. You don’t want to get overwhelmed, and also want to keep your dress a surprise for some people! 

6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella
6 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - Chasing Cinderella

Can y’all believe how gorgeous these Stella York dresses are?! I honestly wanted to bring each and every one of them home with me! Which one of them was your favorite? I have to say that the last one was definitely mine. I mean, how am I going to resist a sparkly ballgown with glitter tulle?!

Stella York has retailers all across the globe, so it’s never been easier to make an appointment and try on your favorite style!

Thanks so much for reading! Xo

Thanks so much to Stella York for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

11 comments:

  1. So many great tips! Love each of these dresses you tried on, too!

    Rachel
    www.hello-her.com

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  2. OMG okay these are GORGEOUS dresses! I seriously love all of them! What a great brand, I'll have to check them out!

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  3. Stella York is the boss! lol These are stunning! I agree with you the last one is my favorite too, it's a dreamy dress and you look beautiful in it.

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  4. I love these tips for picking a perfect wedding dress. Such a great one to do your makeup and hair before trying them on!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  5. Ummm okay you bridal BEAUTY! I love all these gorgeous dresses you tried on so much. You look like a princess. I can't wait to see what you ended up choosing. These styles make me want to get married all over again just for the sake of the dress haha!

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  6. You are such a beautiful bride! You look incredible in all of these wedding gowns. Can't wait to see what you end up choosing!

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  7. That looks like a lovely experience, so many dresses! These are definitely good tips to keep in mind
    Xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    www.TheHouseOfSequins.com

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  8. I bet this post is SO helpful for all the brides-to-be!

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  9. I wish I could get married again! These dresses are so beautiful <3

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  10. So many stunning gowns! I can't wait to see which you chose, and it's always nice when you've got the whole shop to yourself!
    Chic on the Cheap

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