Timeline For Bridal And Bridesmaid Gowns – Virginia Bridal Tips

Timeline For Bridal And Bridesmaid Gowns - Virginia Bridal Tips 1
  • You will need to book appointments in bridal shops, and if you require a Saturday you will need to book a couple of weeks in advance.
  • Order your wedding gown eight to twelve months before your wedding as it may take up to five months to arrive in store.
  • Do not order your shoes until your fist bridal fitting, going up or down in heel height may save in alteration charges.
  • Before purchasing your dress, check the bridal shops policy on fitting and alteration, and ask if they offer an in-house alteration service and what charges may apply.
  • Order your bridesmaid dresses 5-6 months before the wedding date.
  • Co-ordinate the style and fabric of your bridal gown with that of your bridesmaid gowns to compliment each other.
  • Have a picture of the wedding dress when your  going shopping for the bridesmaid dresses, if your not purchasing them in the same Bridal shop.
  • Request a sample of fabric, to match shoes, flowers and the groom’s choice of suits and other accessories.
  • Try to schedule all fittings appointments in advance and be aware lots of bridal shops do not carry out alteration services on Saturday.
  • Try to organize a hair trial to coincide with your first bridal fitting.
  • During your first fitting is an ideal time select your headpiece, veil and shoes.
  • Bridal lingerie will be recommended and would be required for your first fitting.
  • In the final run up to the big day, do not do anything different in terms of beauty treatments or try new make up products.
  • Book collection dates for your bridal and bridesmaid dresses, when your freshly steamed dress will be ready.
  • Tan should be applied 3-4 days before the wedding.
  • Have an umbrella nearby on the day.