So, you have said yes to the big question. After a brief breather, it is time to start on wedding planning. We know what you are looking forward to the most. Finding that perfect wedding gown. You know, the one that you have been dreaming of since you have been a little girl. We urge you to accept a bit of advice before you start this search. Take a deep breath, do not put a lot of pressure on yourself, and enjoy the ride. It is going to happen we promise you, you will find that dream dress. This is the centerpiece, the item everyone will have their eyes glued to. You might be wondering where to even begin with such a search. Well, we want to provide some help there. Your first move is to start looking around the Richmond area for quality bridal shops. This guide will not only help with that but it will also help you to put your finger on the shop and the dress that will make you look absolutely stunning.
One thing is for certain, there are some very fine bridal salons in the Richmond area. Your first goal is to create a list of shops that you will want to pay a visit to. Start by talking to your family, friends and coworkers about any bridal shops they have used in the past. If someone raves about a bridal shop and its staff, make sure you record the name of the shop. Also, you will want to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “bridal dress shops in the Richmond area.” Start clicking on the links and peruse the websites of the dress shops. Pay special attention to inventory section of the websites. If you really love what you see, add the vendor to your working list. And don't forget about your wedding vendors that you have already hired. See if they have any vendors that they would recommend. When you have accumulated a few good candidates to talk to, get ready to do some interviewing. Start your site visits from the top of your list down.
Once inside a shop, make sure your first discussion is about your budget. This is a good policy because your consultant will only bring out dresses that are within your budget number. If you are going to bring anyone along on this excursion, make sure that it is only two or three. In our experience, more people only muddies the water. You need a clear head in order to make your choice and to evaluate each gown. The last thing you need is to have too many opinions thrown at you. Have a talk about style. What will look best on you considering your body shape. Be open minded when the consultant suggests trying something on. If they have been in this business for any amount of time at all and if they have gained any kind of expertise, they might know something that you do not. Of course you need to talk about what shade you are interested in. Again, this is something you need to be evaluating. Ask your consultant which shade looks best against your complexion. How many years has the salon been in business? Can they provide testimonials? Do you find that you have a comfort level with the staff? Keep in mind that you may not get through all of the shops on your list because you might be presented with a dress that you just cannot pass up. When this happens, go with it. Talk about alterations. Are they included in the price? Obviously if you do not find a dress that knocks you out, move onto the next shop on your list.