It’s one of the most monumental garments you’ll ever wear, so when decision time arrives, it pays to be prepared. Simone Gale from Christobelle’s shares her best tips.
Keep your entourage small and select
We always advise to bring no more than three supporters – perhaps your mum, a sister, an aunty or a best friend. Just make sure they are encouraging and knowledgeable about the look you are trying to achieve. A crowd that’s too big (or unsupportive) can take the focus away from you and tarnish the experience – you want dress shopping to be a fun, treasured memory.
Set yourself up to feel your best
A little makeup and neatly styled hair will not only boost your self esteem on the day, but can help you gain a better visual understanding of what the dress will look like when you’re prepped and preened.
Don’t know what to bring? Communicate with your dress consultant
For instance, if you’re coming to Christobelle’s, there’s nothing you need to bring because we have undergarments, gowns, shoes, hairpieces and – of course – champagne! But other designers will prefer you to come armed with these essentials. Good communication will ensure you have everything you need.
By all means, do your research…
Magazines and Pinterest are both brimming with dress styles and ideas – be sure to have a mix of real wedding photos along with editorial shoots, so you have a healthy idea of how dresses will photograph both on professional photo shoots and in real life.
… but keep an open mind
Different dresses look good on different body types, and your consultant will have a well-trained eye. Regardless of the research you have done, stay open to their ideas.
Joyous, confident, trusting brides always have the best dress-fitting experiences.
Christobelle’s will be showing their dresses nationwide over the following dates – for more information, visit christobelles.co.nz:
Christchurch 12 – 14 July
Queenstown 25 – 26 July
Dunedin 27 – 28 July
Christchurch 1 – 3 August
Auckland 7 – 10 August
Hamilton 22 – 24 August
New Plymouth 5 – 6 September
Palmerston North 12 – 13 September
Wellington 19 – 21 September
Taupo26 – 27 September
Northland 2 – 4 October
Auckland 9 – 11 October
Nelson 17 – 18 October