Don’t even know where to begin when it comes to wedding dress shopping? Well, designer Monique Lhuillier is dishing out her must-read tips so you can prep accordingly before your first appointment — here’s what you need to know.
While finding the one is extremely exciting and even a little emotional, it can also be really overwhelming — and no, we’re not talking about your significant other, we’re talking about the dress. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to finding your perfect wedding dress, don’t stress. Esteemed designer Monique Lhuillier offered up her tips and shared some valuable advice to help you prep for your first appointment.
Not only did she offer up amazing insight for keeping the experience in perspective, but she also weighed in on who you should bring along and how you should prep before the big day. So, what does every bride-to-be need to know before she goes to her first appointment? “A bride should remember to savor the moment; this is an experience she will treasure for a lifetime,” Monique said.
Even if you’ve done your research ahead of time and you’re confident about the silhouette or style you think you want to wear, don’t be afraid to explore your options. “I always tell brides to keep an open mind when looking for their wedding gowns,” she added. Who knows, maybe you’ll wind up loving a silhouette you weren’t originally planning on wearing!
Although it might be hard to resist the urge to invite your 10 closest pals along as you shop, we would advise against a large group — and Monique agrees. “A bride should bring someone who she trusts to be honest and makes her feel comfortable,” she said. You know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen? Well, the same can apply to the fitting room!