Insider Tips for Bridal Shopping Success

Bridal Shopping Success

We’ve got a secret… Want the “inside scoop” to get the most out of your bridal shopping experience? Here are three quick tips to having the best shopping day ever.

Trying on dress after dress is hard work! Be sure to eat a light, filling meal before you begin your shopping experience, and bring water and snacks to keep yourself fortified during your big day.

Dress shopping can be overwhelming. In the world of bridal shopping, less is more. We recommend scheduling appointments to one or two stores for dress shopping. The more you shop, the more confused you will get! Also, if you do find the dress, don’t be afraid to stop shopping. Just like when you found your fiancé, “when you know, you know”. It should be no problem to cancel your appointment with other bridal salons – we all ultimately are working together to help you find your dream dress, and if you’ve found it, we are happy to hear it!

Did you know bridal gowns can take eight months to come in? Then, you will also need a couple of months for alterations. Beyond that however, you need time to plan your accessories, find your perfect shoes, and choose a hairstyle, which quite often hinge upon the dress. Beyond that, bridesmaids dresses and tuxedos cannot be chosen until you have your gown, to ensure everything coordinates. The sooner you find your wedding dress, the sooner you can move on to all of the other fun parts of bridal planning!

Our goal is always to ensure you have the best possible bridal experience. Remember to eat light before your appointment, limit the number of appointments you go to, and shop soon! Happy bridal shopping!

At The Dress Shop, located in mid-Michigan, we want all brides to have an incredible bridal shopping experience, whether they choose to buy from us or somewhere else. We carry a full range of gowns featuring a large array of styles, silhouettes, trends, and price points, to ensure that every bride has the opportunity to fall in love. In addition, our talented bridal stylists are experts in bridal fashion, including finding the perfect pieces to complete the bridal look, from veils to jewelry to headpieces. Additionally, The Tux Room offers top quality designer tuxes and suits for purchases or rental to ensure the groom’s look is an exact complement to the bride’s. For more information about The Dress Shop, contact us at 517-546-3600 or visit

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