I had the pleasure of being invited to the New York's Lovely Bridal Shop by the amazing Jen Huang for a fun-filled day of trying on wedding dresses. How could I say no to that! Here are some tips for wedding dress shopping along with Jen's beautiful photography of that lovely day!
Tip #1 : Make sure to try on dresses with shoes. The height of the shoe makes a real difference in how you look.
Tip #2: Before going to your dress fitting, it might be a good idea to get your make-up and hair trial the same day to better visualize what you will look like in your wedding dress.
Tip #3: Who you bring to go wedding dress shopping is pretty important. Too many opinions is never a good thing. Try to limit the number of people you invite.
Tip #4: Try on different dress styles and shapes. It will help you narrow down what you like and what you do not like. When trying on wedding dresses, you never know what style you'll end up loving.
Tip #5: Keep in mind where your event is taking place. If you are having a destination wedding, consider choosing a lightweight airy dress. If you are having a ballroom style wedding, consider using silks or lace to compliment the event.
Tip #6: While at your dress fitting, start thinking about the accessories you might want to wear for your wedding day. This might change or finish the look your trying to achieve. Sometimes, a beautiful crystal belt or crystal flower accent really adds a special touch of glamor that might be what's needed to complete your look.
Tip #7: At the end, when you think you found your wedding dress, make sure to try it on with a headpiece or a wedding veil. It will help you visualize your final look. And don't forget to pose with your bouquet!
Lastly, have fun and enjoy this experience!
Jen Huang Photography for her beautiful images.
Lovely Bridal Shop located at 313 West Fourth St. NY, 212-924-2050
And our model, Missy, from Missy Photography