Thursday, May 17, 2012

{{ Wedding Dress Shopping: 4 Ways to Have Fun!!! }}

Throughout my years of planning Weddings and working with other Planners, I've had the pleasure of going dress shopping with a few Brides. I find wedding dress shopping to be one of the most exciting and fun parts of planning the Wedding. Enjoy these 4 ways to have a fun wedding dress shopping experience!!

(She really loved the first dress she tried on! Beautiful Beyond Dreams, LLC 1st Bride, Mrs. Jennifer Robinson!)

 {{ Wedding Dress Shopping: 4 Ways to Have Fun!!! }}

#1: Only take people with you that will give you positive critiques! (When shopping we like others opinions, at the same time we only like opinions that are given in a positive matter. When wedding dress shopping this way of thinking is increased by 100!! Take people that will lift you up and NOT tear you down. Those who on a daily basis that you have a conversation with that always talks negatively or brings others down is the exact person you need to leave at home. Tip #1 is crucial because it will reflect on your outlook and effect your mood. A critique is as simple as (#1: That shape does not flatter you.) which is different from (#2: That shape makes you look fat.). Critique #1 is a honest opinion that will help you and make you think, however, critique #2 is harmful towards your feelings and will probably make you cry. Take only positive people with you that will inspire you and make you laugh, smile and ultimately have fun!!! )

#2: Have an idea (and possibly a book of pictures) of what you want AND be open minded! (There are many, many styles out there and before you make an appointment, know or have an idea of the style, shape, etc of the dress. Do you love sparkle {maybe a Ballgown?}, are you modest {pick an A-line style), if you love fitted dresses {a Mermaid silhouette may fit you best!}. Knowing the different kinds of dresses or at least being able to show pictures of what you may desire..will allow your consultant at the dress shop to be able to narrow down what you want a lot easier and make the process a lot more enjoyable and memorable!!)

<--- (She tried on other dresses too. Beautiful Beyond Dreams, LLC 1st Bride, Mrs. Jennifer Robinson)

#3: Be prepared to NOT find the perfect dress at your 1st or 2nd wedding dress shopping appointment AND be prepared if YOU DO fall in love with the first dress you try on! (This is all about your thought process and knowing that wedding dress shopping is about knowing who you are and listening to your heart. Be open minded and enjoy the process. Listen to the advice of others that you brought with you and listen to your heart. Any woman that has went shopping, knows how it feels when you try on those jeans and they fit in all the right places...take "that feeling" with you! Don't force this feeling, but just enjoy, have fun and allow the experience to move you!)

#4: Grab a bite to eat and discuss! (Food makes any experience exciting! Enjoying great food and being able to sit down and discuss the wedding dress shopping is a nice way to ease whatever emotions you may be experiencing before going home. If you found "the one" and took pictures, enjoy looking at them again and discuss accessories and just enjoy the moment!! If you did not find "the one", take this time to gather your emotions, discuss the different styles you tried on and together as a group share. Talk about life, friendship and any other topic that makes you happy and laugh!! :-D)

(She got dress #1, she was head over heels in LOVE!! Mrs. Jennifer Robinson, Beautiful Beyond Dreams, LLC 1st Bride showing off the dress for her Bridal Party!)

Following these 4 tips will allow your Wedding Dress shopping experience to be enjoyable and fun! Take a great group of people and truly enjoy, laugh, eat some good food and make it a memorable experience!! :-D

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Are you about to go Wedding Dress Shopping? Have these tips helped you? Did you enjoy your Wedding Dress shopping experience? Share your good or bad experience with us! What's your dream Wedding Dress? Share any other tips that you would like the readers to know!! Leave a comment below and lets chat!! :-D

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  1. Britt, im about to cryy!! this is soo beautiful! Mike and I r smiling soo BIG and getting to go back down memory lane. Im soo glad u were with me the whole way..i wouldve been lost without u! I not only got GREAT service but a life long genuine FRIEND! ILU to pieces miss BEAUTIFULBEYONDDREAMS <3...~ Mrs. Robinson~

    1. Awww..Yay!! Planning you & Mike's Wedding was SOOOOO much FUN!!! You two were awesome and I love how me and you have grown as friends!!! You're the best!!! :-D The last pic is one of my fav's because you look sooo happy!! ILU too Jenn!! :-D

  2. Great post and what a beautiful bride! :) Looks like all had fun.

    Wedding dress shopping for myself, 3 fast years ago!, was an in and out process. It was simple and great--I tried on 3 dresses, fell in love with the 2nd one, and walked out of the store with it. It hung in my house for a year and 1/2 (keeping my weight in check!), and until this day, I still love my dress. :)

    1. Thank you! Yes, we had a blast!!!

      That's awesome! I love that you are still in love with your dress...that says so much!!! :-D


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