One of the many reasons that brides-to-be spend a long time visiting bridal boutiques to try on several dresses is they want to enjoy the creations that will help make their special day one to remember.

However, not all bridal boutiques offer the same level of customer service and there are tips from those who have spent decades in the trade which are worth repeating.


The first tip is that it is important that any bride looking for designer wedding dresses only does so after they have booked their venue because they should not be building their wedding plans around her dress.

Indeed, the venue itself is important since the bride will need to wear something suitable for where their wedding is being held.

Wedding experts will also recommend that the bride does not opt to wear too many accessories since this really is an occasion when less is more. This will also extend to deciding what they are doing with their hair and not overdo things with an elaborate hairstyle or too much fancy jewellery.

With brides willing to spend a substantial sum on a bridal gown they really love means they should opt to work with designers who offer a made-to-measure service as well as on-site alterations.

There’s a growing trend for wedding dress designers to offer ready to wear gowns that don’t need much in the way of alterations but for many brides the opportunity of trying on several stylish gowns and being measured to ensure it is a perfect fit is part of the build-up to their big day.

Indeed, this question of having a made-to-measure dress also brings forward the point of having a fitting close to the wedding so that the bride is not going to lose weight beforehand and have a dress that is too large for her. Making late alterations can be a time-consuming and expensive process.

It’s also important that brides listen to their own opinions rather than those from friends and family because if there are too many people offering an opinion they may well end up with a wedding dress they don’t really love or want to wear.

Finally, when it comes to trying on a wedding dress created by a famous designer is a thrilling experience for many but brides really should appreciate that if they have a budget in mind they should stick to it and not buy a bridal gown that they cannot really afford or which may not be suitable.