What to wear to appointment
Wearing the right underwear is important as it can really affect how a dress looks. Nude, seamless underwear is often the best choice and unless you want the support from a bra, most dresses don’t require one, they often have cups fitted. Your modesty and comfort is at the forefront of any bridal stylists mind so at no point will you feel embarrassed.
Don’t wear too much make-up when trying on dresses, especially when they are off the peg dresses as they need to be kept in the best condition possible and it is normally best to avoid fake tan.
It would be a good idea to bring any accessories to the appointment that you already have. Items such as headpieces, jewellery or veils can be tried on with the dress.
If you can bring along with you heels of the height you will be wearing it will give you a good idea of how the dress will look. Remember that the dress will most likely need taking up though and we can advise of seamstress’s who will do this for you.
Bespoke or off the peg
You should consider both types of options. Bespoke dresses are made to measure. Once you have selected your dress your measurements will be taken and the dress will be ordered in your size. It usually takes around 16 weeks to come in to the shop and will then usually they still need alterations. If you decide on a bespoke dress, make sure you order your dress in plenty of time, just in case there are any delays or the seamstress is booked up.
Off the peg wedding dresses may be new, ex-sample, second hand or they will have been used in fashion shows or photo shoots. They are usually sold at heavily reduced prices. Wedding dresses are worn for such a short amount of time and then normally just stored away never to be looked at again. Off the peg dresses give a dress new purpose. This type of dress will also likely need alterations but they are a great option if your wedding date is quickly approaching, as you can generally take it home with you on the same day.
A big plus for brides who buy “off the peg” from Mia Amelia Bridal is that until they alter or wear the dress the bride is welcome to exchange her dress for a small admin fee so you need never feel that you have bought the wrong style, or that you are nervous of your weight loss or gain. There is ALWAYS an option to change your mind. That gives a bride a that sense of comfort not found at many other bridal shops. We want our brides to feel comfortable with their choice for the biggest day of their lives.