We are often faced with confused brides, wanting advice. Most brides get comfort from a close friend or member of their family to help make their decision – However, this isn’t always the right way, so choose wisely which guests come with you!
Everyone has opinions, including us. However, what guests attending appointments don’t always appreciate or understand, is what every bride actually wants to feel on their big day. That is very different to how a dress looks or what some ones opinion may be.
We are experts in what we do. That means we can see the best dress for your body shape, so you can rest assured you wont make a mistake on that part. We also try to understand what your day and bigger picture is too, as that helps us understand what feeling and style you want too. That actually makes our job easier, as we can see straight away what looks amazing and how your mannerisms and body language change, when you love a dress. A lot of brides end up with the opposite to their first idea’s. This is mainly because you fall in love with pictures and images that are styled and air brushed but these are not a true feeling when you actually wear a dress.
When brides get confused and struggle between dresses, we often get you to go back to the basics of your wedding and re-focus on the job in hand. Look at pictures of the venue and look at the bigger picture you are hoping for. This will help you re-evaluate which dress works best for YOUR DAY! If not go with your gut feeling. That can sometimes be swayed by other peoples opinions too though!
Other times when we get very disheartened brides, we recommend a break from looking and suggest being more open minded. Some times we look for what we imagined and when that doesn’t work it is hard to start again. This can lead to disheartened brides.
Go with the flow and let the dress come to you – It often does in a weird way ;).
So the main points are:
- Don’t put pressure on yourself to be someone you are not
- Be open minded
- Don’t let guests helping you, be too persuasive
- Don’t loose focus of your day
- Don’t over evaluate it all
- Don’t confuse yourself with too many appointments
- Don’t regret!
- Don’t collect dresses you ‘Like’ in your head for the sake of it. Compare each the the last you ‘Loved’!
- Always trust your gut feeling
- Remember you are the one wearing the dress!!
- Smile and enjoy the process most of all.
Hopefully, these points will help you focus and not get caught up with any stress and confusion that is very common.
See you soon
Lara and Rosie XX