Bridal gown details are what will make your perfect dress stand out from the crowd, whether it is a plunging back with lace insert, layers of delicate fringing or tiny sparkling beads, a glamorous strapless style in exquisite heavy silk, a fitted bodice with a sheer layered or frilled skirt, or one of the new floral bridal gown styles seen by several designers this season.
Have an idea of the sort of dress you might like to wear and do some research on designers and different styles; perhaps put together an online mood board with different dresses as and when you see something you like. It can be quite daunting to visit a bridal boutique, but you don’t need an appointment if you just want to browse or take a quick look at what they stock. Once you are ready to try some styles and start to narrow down your choice in a boutique that you like, it is definitely advisable to make an appointment, avoiding a Saturday if you can, so that there are assistants available who have the time to help and advise you on your choice without attending to other customers at the same time.
Keep an open mind! You might have your heart set on something only to try it on and decide that it doesn’t really suit you after all, or there are little details that you hadn’t noticed that you are not keen on. Of course you will be disappointed, but don’t worry; the perfect bridal gown for you is out there somewhere. This is where the assistants and owners of the bridal boutiques really come in to their own; they have seen thousands of gowns and hundreds of brides in just the same position as you and will be delighted to find the dress that just makes you gasp when you see yourself in the mirror, and will be able to give an unbiased opinion as well as advice on possible alterations. Take a trusted friend or family member with you at this stage for a second opinion, not necessarily your mum who will probably get a tear in her eye at the first dress you try and the twenty first!