Finding the perfect dress with effortless sophistication

If you are reading this article, the love of your life has just proposed, you are engaged and finally looking for a wedding dress

The choices can seem overwhelming. No matter your budget, personal style or timeline, the following wedding dress shopping tips by THE DRESS COLLECTIVE DESIGN are guaranteed to help you find the gown you have been dreaming of most of your life. 

01: Do Research: Browse magazines & Pinterest. The dresses you like will indicate style, material and colour.  

02: Be open to advice: Trust the consultant & be honest.

03: Shop your size: Shop your current size, even if you plan on losing weight.  

04: Start early – not too early: Dresses can take up to 8 months to deliver. Also keep in mind style by time of your wedding.

05: Know your budget: Stick to your budget & keep in mind additional alteration costs.

06: Know your theme:  Your wedding dress will set the tone for the wedding, whether it is a grand ballroom affair or a casual beach bash. Think of words describing your wedding, such as “romantic”, “vintage” “classic” or “glamorous”. 

07: Wear the right undergarments & do not forget your heels:  Stick with strapless & nudes.

08: Your shopping crew:  Find out what you like FIRST & then to have them join.

09: Be a 100% sure before you say “Yes” to the dress!

10: Find a bridal Studio with NO fitting fees & dress variety:

The best place to shop is at THE DRESS COLLECTIVE DESIGN BRIDAL SHOP, known for its personal service, relaxed setting and a selection of gowns from a variety of local and international designers with the option to DESIGN & MAKE TO MEASURE your dream dress by our in-house designer.

Contact details for The Dress Collective Design
084 499 8407



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