Getting engaged is an enthralling time. You’re transported from your day to day romance to a whirlwind of colour schemes, floral arrangements, venues and exquisite detail.
The first few months are a blur of celebratory drinks, browsing Pinterest and maybe a few wedding fairs. Then there’s the actual planning. Our brides often ask us how long they should wait before focusing on finding THE dress.
Our advice is 6 to 9 months before your wedding date. We always recommend trying on various silhouettes, types of lace and necklines. Take lots of pictures and even if you think you’ve found the one, think on it overnight and come back to it.
We always encourage our brides to come back the next day or the next week to place their order- a fresh perspective works wonders.
Even if you’re aiming to lose weight before the big day- start the search! Yes, dropping a few dress sizes will affect the measurements, but the dress should be a reflection of your personal style at it’s best, so you’ll still want to familiarize yourself with what you feel comfortable in.
A great dress maker will be completely honest with you- their expert opinion is invaluable! Once you’ve made your decision you should have two more fittings before the big day- to ensure the dress fits like a glove.
Here’s a great read on planning advice from start to finish. Above all, remember to enjoy it, the big day will be here before you know it!