You are engaged, planning and you are daydreaming of your fairytale wedding gown! I will never forget the day I went into a bridal Boutique and started trying on dresses. At the time I had no idea there were so many options and can I be frank with you guys, I waited way too late to shop for my once in my lifetime wedding dress ( I cringed as I typed that up)! I totally was winging it! Take it from me, do not wait last minute! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you deserve to experience! You deserve to fall in love with the dress. When I was engaged I was so set on the idea of getting married in the courthouse like my mom and dad!! I didn’t care about the details like I do now and I certainly didn’t care about what dress I was going to wear! I was just so excited to marry my knight and shining armor (whom I am madly in love with). My mentor ( Honestly this family I often mention is our family mentor-God bless them for always being honest with me). They pulled me to the side and said, ” Have the fairytale wedding, be the princess.” I am so glad I did because once I realized I wanted to have a wedding, my husband and I started to get excited with the details! I started going into bridal boutiques and daydreaming! There were so many options!! I had no clue where to truly look, I didn’t know the standard price, and the dress I thought I wanted to did not want me back. It did not fit me well at all ( rolls eyes)! I hope this answers some of your questions as you embark on this new chapter in your life…wedding day dress shopping!!
We wanted to answer the questions you have been dying to know when it came to wedding dresses!! We interviewed Nicole Maree Bridal and she has a dress that wants you back at her bridal boutique located in Melbourne, Florida!
WHEN SHOULD YOU START DRESS SHOPPING?
To reduce stress & confusion about your wedding vision & decor. It is recommended to start wedding dress shopping approximately 1 yr from your wedding date to place your order for a special order wedding dress. Allow yourself plenty of time for the gown to be hand-stitched & shipped. If you get into a position where you dress shop within 6 months of your wedding date you may still be able to “rush” order your wedding dress depending on the designer or purchase your dress “off the rack” which can be limiting depending on size & styles available to purchase off rack.
WHAT IS THE AVERGAE COST OF YOUR WEDDING GOWNS?
The average cost of wedding dresses in our boutique are $1,000-$2,000, this will vary to higher amounts depending on the designers & where you live.
WHO IS THE MOST FAVORITE DESIGNER!?
Our bride’s absolutely LOVE Essense of Australia collections due to their fit, high quality & low cost. Our brides have fallen in love with the collections from Essense of Australia especially our latest addition Martina Liana. They are absolutely gorgeous!!
WHAT DRESS IS BEST FOR YOUR BODY TYPE?
We have found that there is an industry “standard” that guides brides based on their body types but those limitations are being broken by our beautiful curvy brides who love to show their curves with a fitted or fit & flare wedding dress when the dress is made to fit their body type well so with this in mind we really think it is VERY important to get to know each of our brides while assisting them to help them find their DREAM dress that makes them feel GORGEOUS! Some ladies have certain aspects of their body they want to accentuate and some they don’t, so we must listen and help our brides find the look that makes them feel gorgeous!
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO SHARE WITH BRIDES TO BE!?
Don’t judge a dress on a hanger! You need to try some “wild card” dresses that your stylist selects for you because brides often say YES to their dream dress ( one they would have never chosen but allowed their stylist to select). & Enjoy every moment of creating your wedding vision!!
We absolutely loved this interview with Yvonne. I can attest to judging gowns on the hanger and falling in love with what the stylist picked out for me!!! We hope that this was helpful for you and that you are able to fall in love with the dress too! You deserve it!!
Make sure to visit Nicole Maree Bridal to schedule your Appointment!!!
Featured Vendors :
Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate
Photography: Terrie Images
Day Of Coordinator: Cross The T’s Event Company
Florist: Linens & Florals Design
Hair & Makeup Team: Gabriella Anthony’s Design Artistry
Gown: Nicole Maree Bridal