The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Inspiration

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Inspiration

You may have heard about the importance of bringing inspiration to your wedding dress appointment (and could even be tired of us mentioning it). So instead of reminding you why it’s so important, we’re making it this week’s mission to provide you with our top recommendations for discovering inspiration!

Pinterest. This may be an obvious one because let’s be honest – who doesn’t default to Pinterest when trying to discover inspiration? So in light of not being repetitive, here are a few of our favorite Pinterest wedding dress boards for:

Instagram. This is another clearly evident solution for wedding dress inspiration so once again, we want to provide our most-loved accounts since we’re assuming you already know to use IG:

The Knot Wedding Style Quiz. Almost as important as deciding on your dream gown, is determining the style of your wedding. Really, these elements go hand-in-hand! Check out The Knot’s quiz linked here for determining your wedding style. From there, you can start brainstorming your dress vision.

Other ways to determine your style and maximizing your appointment:

  • Think about the shape and style of the dress that you wore to prom – obviously, we don’t want you to replay prom. However, it isn’t uncommon for a bride to gravitate toward a more modern version of the dress style she wore back in high school.
  • If you plan on making a decision at a smaller, local boutique with higher-end designers, we recommend you drop in to a big box, national store to start exploring your style beforehand. That way you can maximize your appointment and come ready with styles you do and don’t love during your more intimate appointment you plan on making a decision in!
  • Go visit the The Designers page on the bridal stores you plan to make appointments at and explore the gowns offered within each. Not only is there a strong chance the store will carry the exact gowns you like, it should also have similar variations and styles for you to explore.

Keep in mind that you must order at least 9-12 months out from your wedding at most retailers so starting your inspiration journey early-on is a must!

Here’s to stress-free, dream wedding gowns! 🥂

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