If you've been counting the minutes since the last blog about bridal shopping myths, your wait is over! Revisit Bridal Shopping Myths Part 1.
Often brides have seen the rom-coms, checked Pinterest, read blogs and scoured magazines only to feel defeated when it's time to go shopping. "All the things" and "all the feels" can frankly be too much. It is, however, possible to do two things at once: feel dreamy and happy and successful with your wedding dress search AND manage your expectations.
Bridal Shopping Myth 3
"If I take a lot of pictures of a dress, and study over them for hours on end,
that will tell me everything I know about how it will work on ME."
If you are a girl who loves to collect images, no problem. We get it. If you are taking multiple images of yourself wearing a gown at our boutique or elsewhere, and think it will or won't work based on those images, beware. Do not base your final decision on those pictures.
A bad cell phone picture can ruin the perfect dress's chances, because you haven't gone back to those questions presented in the last blog.
- Do you feel beautiful in this dress?
- Are you comfortable in it?
- Do you feel like yourself in it?
- Do you feel good inside when you picture yourself walking down the aisle in this dress?
Don't make up your mind from a shopping photo. We encourage girls to think of those snapshots they've taken while in a boutique as selfies and remember that to get a good one they will change the lighting and angle and their makeup and expressions 80 times before they'll want to post it. You in the dress is way more important than a snapshot of you in the dress while shopping.
Bridal Shopping Myth 4
"I know exactly what I want."
Maybe. But maybe you don't and that is OKAY.
We see brides come in with a list of 15 things they feel they must have. They've already been to 6 different bridal shops, and they keep trying to check all of the boxes, trying to select one way while feeling another. Many others keep trying the same type of gown on over and over hoping this time, it's The One. Now they are frustrated. And broken-hearted and angry and confused.
That's when it's time to stop and try a different style. Hide your list and free your mind! You'll not only shake yourself out of your rut, but you may find out that you actually didn't know what you wanted. And again, that's OKAY. In fact, it's exciting to surprise yourself, and isn't that the point? Isn't this supposed to be exciting?
Our team at BT is here to help you. We've seen every type of bridal problem, question, frustration and success out there, and we know when to tell you to breathe and sit a minute and when to start over. Come see us. We're your allies the moment you enter our boutique.