With engagement season just around the corner we thought the timing was right to address some of your most frequently asked questions regarding bridal shopping!
How far in advance should I start shopping for my wedding gown?
We recommend shopping about 9 months to 1 year before your wedding. Normal delivery is 7-9 months for most designers. Of course there are some situations where a bride will need a gown sooner. Depending on the designer and style a fine salon will be able to get you a gown in time for your wedding.
Do I need an appointment? How far in advance should I make an appointment and how many will I need?
Bridal Reflections works by appointment to best service you. Typically salons can book 2-3 weeks in advance. You certainly want to make arrangements as early as possible. A bride should have 1-3 appointments at most. The appointments are normally 1.5-2 hours. You are making a very important decision, you need the right amount of time to concentrate and focus on the look of your wedding. Finding your special gown is a process that cannot be rushed!
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
You should bring whomever is instrumental in making your decision and has your best interest at heart. You can bring photos of dresses you have seen in magazines or online. A reputable salon will have undergarments readily available for your to try on but if you wish to wear a special bra you can bring that as well.
Once my gown comes in how many fittings will I need and when should I start them?
A bride will typically need anywhere from 1-3 fittings depending on what work she needs done to the dress. In order to ensure the best fit a bride should start her fittings 6-8 weeks before the wedding. If you are itching to get into your dress and it’s not time to start your fittings you can always make an appointment to try on your gown without meeting with a seamstress.
Don’t see your question answered here? Feel free to call any of our three salons and ask a member of our knowledgable staff!
Beth flanders says
I r been in touch with you in recent weeks. My beautiful daughter will be in town Saturday feb 23 for a 2pm ish first appointment. She knows what she’s looking for. Healthy budget of 3 to 7,000. Hope you can accommodate her. Wedding is booked at Central Park boathouse for dec 31, 2019. We are ‘real’ buyers! Let me know ASAP (917) 656-6431. Beth Flanders
Beth flanders says
Ready to buy for gala nycwedding dec 31. My daughter knows what she wants. Healthy budget. Only has feb 23 at 2 pm ish in town. Let me know if you can accommodate her!
Bridal Reflections says
Hello Beth! We will be in touch to assist you in scheduling an appointment!