Start by checking out wedding shops in your area. Put two or three on your shortlist to visit, particularly any stockists of your favourite designer. Most good retailers will have plenty of information on their website including pictures of their collections, so you can have a look at their gowns without necessarily having to visit the showroom first.
Shortlist shops with a good range of collections for you to choose from, this is usually a good indication that they have invested in you as a potential customer in order to offer lots of choice when you are looking for your dress.
When you start to visit the showrooms you have shortlisted make sure you feel comfortable, don’t be rushed. You will be spending up to a year with the consultants in the shop that you eventually choose, and remember, you are spending more money on this dress than on any other, so you should expect friendly, courteous, helpful service and information. If you don’t get it, then think seriously if this is the right place for you.
At Opulence we always start by sitting down and having a chat with you first, then, once you have selected some dresses yourself, we will start to help you try them on, and begin to help you find that truly special gown.
We want to listen to what you have to say, so we can start showing you the right kind of gowns that meet your expectations. You will always be offered drinks and nibbles, and when you have chosen your gown we will, of course, break out the bubbly