Choosing your wedding dress can be overwhelming, especially when designers are working their hardest to bring fresh, new trends and classic looks to the bridal world. Here are a few helpful tips to guide you to finding your perfect gown.
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Tip #1 “Shop Around” Before You Actually Shop Around
It helps to browse around online and do some research when it comes to finding your style. Look for inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram, and designer’s websites, keeping up with the latest New York Bridal Fashion Week is always a great place to start. Be sure to save all your favorite bridal gowns! This will be the most helpful way to consolidate your thoughts and really nail down the look that you are going for on your big day.
Tip #2 Find Your Style
This tip goes along with the tip #1 but with a new mindset. While looking online for dresses that you’re drawn to, think about the details. Are you loving lace? Beading? Both? Really look at the different patterns and necklines as well to get an idea of what styles you love.
Tip #3 Be Specific…But with An Open Mind
When it comes to your actual bridal appointment, be prepared to tell your stylist what you want. The more details you give, the more stress-free your shopping experience will be. However, still keep an open mind to trying other options. Typically, bridal stylists are more than willing to pull a ‘wild card’ in order to solidify what you do and do not like. You only get to find your bridal gown once, so we recommend trying each style you are interested in!
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Tip #4 Listen to The Right People
When it comes to your wedding dress, it’s typical for everyone to have an opinion. Be sure to focus on the people that mean the most to you. It’s easy to want to please your friends and family’s desires for your gown, but keep in mind that it is your dress.
Tip #5 Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Decision
Saying “Yes” to the dress can be a little bit overwhelming when the time comes. Always try to take a deep breath and pick the dress that you keep going back to. Choose the gown that you feel confident, comfortable, and happy in! Don’t be scared of making that big decision; you’ll feel so relieved once you’ve said yes!
Tip #6 Enjoy Being Engaged
This tip isn’t actually about finding the dress, but it’s a reminder to enjoy the blissful state of love that you are in right now! Take time to be excited about your engagement and planning the rest of your life with your person. Finding the perfect gown is so fun, but at the end of the day you’re going to be married! How amazing is that!
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About Kinsley James
Sisters-in-law Dawn Silva Rigney and Amber Silva, both well-versed in wedding coordination, saw a need for a couture bridal salon in the East Bay Area having recently both been brides themselves. After experiencing limited options available to them during their hunt for the perfect wedding dress, they knew what it was like to travel far and wide just to try on coveted fashion designer dresses. Kinsley James seized the opportunity to bring couture and style needs to the brides of the East Bay. By staying up to date with the latest in New York Bridal Fashion Week and having personal working relationships with designers, Kinsley James is able to provide customizable options, unique designers and designs always hand-selected for the bride in mind. They’re here to help with not just finding the ideal wedding dress, but are available for information on vendors, venues and etiquette.
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