Dress Shopping Sans the Champagne

Sara Cummins Photography

A few reasons for why you should skip the champagne when wedding dress shopping.⠀ ⠀ 1. It’s not a party atmosphere. ⠀ ⠀ If I were to compare bridal gown shopping to another experience — it would probably be more of a spa than a bar or show. It’s meant to be relaxing, calming, and a very special time with your friends and family. It’s not exactly a place where people are popping bottles. ⠀ ⠀ 2. You’re going to feel bloated. ⠀ ⠀ You want to feel your best self when you’re wedding gown shopping, and you’d be surprised how much energy and effort goes into it. Instead of the champagne I recommend a lean, healthy breakfast, coffee or tea, and water. You want to feel energized with a clear mind. ⠀ ⠀ 3. There are no refunds, exchanges, or returns. ⠀ ⠀ Your wedding gown doesn’t exist until you order it and it takes 4-6 months to make. Therefore, once your gown is in production there’s no going back. Even if you buy a gown off-the-rack, most bridal shops are going to have a strict no refund, exchanges, or returns policy. This is due to the nature of the one time wear of bridal fashion and the fact that 90% of gowns will need alterations. You want to be VERY sure and VERY sober when making this decision. ⠀ ⠀ Bridal gown shopping is a blast, and you should enjoy every minute of it — I just recommend saving the champagne for celebrating once you’ve found the gown. ⠀ ⠀ Cheers! 🥂#FBL💍