This blog is Part Two; view the first part here Gown Shopping Misconceptions and the Practice of Being You (Part One)
Misconception # 4: I need to get the approval of…
This trend seems to be growing. I believe that too many “approvals” can create confusion and setbacks and they tamper with the “wow factor” that should be reserved for the wedding day. Wedding gown shopping is an intimate experience. It is an honor that should be awarded to a select few. Think about whom has had the most influence on your life and share the experience with that person/people. Who has honored you in your life that you can honor now?
Misconception # 5: “I just started looking” “I have only been to one store”.
I truly believe that our consulting staff has amazing taste. I also agree that, like the brides, we have individual tastes. When it comes to buying our bridal lines, we involve our entire staff. They are the staff with years of experience. They watch the models, listen to the designers, follow the trends and listen to brides every single day. They pin girls in, hook girls up and, in the end, work with the seamstresses on achieving the proper fit. They live the life of bridal styles and trends day after day. It is with this knowledge that our girls go out and choose the upcoming line. I make this point because I truly believe that all styles and tastes and trends are represented in the hundreds of dresses that we sample. On the rare occasion that we feel that something is brought to our attention that we may have missed, we honor the request and try to get the sample for the customer. With a huge selection, combined with the knowledge of the staff and as long as you feel complete, one store is all that is necessary.
This is your wedding. There really are enough rules in life. Selecting what style you choose to wear on your wedding day should does not come with a set in stone list of guidelines. Keep it fun. Keep it simple. Allow space inside to just be you. Choosing your wedding gown should be a wonderful experience!