Wedding Dress Shopping: 6 Must-Read Tips from the Pros

Shopping for  a wedding gown is an exciting and fun time, but it can be overwhelming if you’re unsure of what to look for. Our friends at Gateway Bridal & Prom have offered these tips of advice to help you choose the best dress for your wedding day.


Gateway Bridal is having a huge sale on gowns this week in their White Friday event. If you’re getting married in 2018, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

1. Determine Your Budget

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It’s always a good idea to have a general price point of what you’re willing to spend on a gown before you hit the bridal stores.

2. Set An Appointment

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Most wedding dress shops are better able to tend to your  needs if you’ve set an appointment. Setting aside a specific time will allow them to give you their undivided attention and advice for when you’re gown shopping.

3. Know The Latest Trends

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“Brides right now are typically coming into the store looking for winter and spring wedding dresses,” says Gateway Bridal’s sales manager and sketch artist, Clair Safeer. “Big trends this winter are long illusion sleeves and high necklines. For spring, we’re still seeing a big push toward delicate, feminine lace gowns, often in a loose, flowy, bohemian style. Off the shoulder sleeves have also been really big.”

4. Customize Your Look With Accessories

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“Play with accessories, they really help to customize your bridal look,” Safeer says. If you already know what accessories you’ll be wearing bring them with you to your appointment to see how they enhance your gown.

 5. Find A Dress That Makes You Feel Special


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“My biggest piece of advice while looking for a gown for your big day is: find something that looks and feels like the best version of  you. More and more often, we’re seeing brides personalize their day, and little details can make all the difference,” she says.

6. Enjoy The Process


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“Remember that this is a fun and exciting time of your life. If wedding planning is starting to stress you out, step back, a take a look at the big picture. You are about to create a new life and family with your best friend and that’s what matters the most!” says Safeer.

Gateway Bridal’s White Friday Sale:

Dates: Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address:  360 West Broadway​, Suite #101

Details: The sale includes bridal, prom, formalwear, and temple dresses. Bridal gowns prices start at just $99, while prom, formalwear and temple will start at $29. Appointments are strongly suggested for bridal. Hurry, appointments are filling fast! Visit their website for more information.

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