What to expect when wedding dress shopping
You may be feeling a bit nervous about your first wedding dress shopping experience or just not sure quite what to expect. We've put together this guide with handy tips and advice to help you have a stress-free wedding dress shopping trip.
Preparation for your wedding dress shopping trip!
At WED2B, all of our bridal shops nationwide are open 7 days a week and we don't operate an appointment system so you can just drop in whenever is convenient for you. You are welcome to bring along as many people as you wish. However, a smaller entourage is often more beneficial in helping you find your dream dress.
Before you visit we recommend having a look online and picking out some styles you would like to try. Think about the shape of the skirt, the type of neckline you think will be flattering and the style of back you would love to wear.
Have a think about what wedding underwear you would like to wear under your dream dress and come to your store visit wearing something similar. Read more here for our top tips for perfecting what lies beneath!
Take your time, relax and have fun!
As you step through the door one of our expert consultants will greet you and ask for a few details to help you find the perfect dress. They have been trained to find the perfect style and silhouette and helped hundreds of brides find their dream wedding dress.
With plenty to choose from there is a wedding dress for every bride and every special day at WED2B. Take your time to browse our range of wedding dresses, carefully organised into sizes and all priced under £599*. You can browse to your heart's content! (* Excludes Platinum Edition)
If you're not sure what you're looking for, our bridal consultants will be happy to offer expert advice and suggestions based on the styles you like and our recommendations.
Choosing a wedding dress to suit your shape
Finding the perfect shape to suit your silhouette, size and style can seem daunting so read our guide on wedding dress shapes to understand the key differences to consider. Don't be discouraged from trying on a bigger dress - you may find the perfect dress in a size bigger than you normally wear, but most of our gowns can be taken in up to two dress sizes! When purchasing a wedding dress from WED2B we will happily provide a list of recommended seamstresses in your local area who are able to alter your dress.
Don't be afraid to try something new
Keep an open mind when it comes to choosing styles to try on. While you may have a clear picture of what you want your dream wedding dress to be, it can be a good idea (and fun!) to try on different styles, as you may end up falling in love with something you'd never have considered before!
Trying on your dresses
It's easy to feel overwhelmed and confused as there are so many dresses to choose from, so start with your favourite four which will be taken and hung on our special 'order of service rail'. They'll wait for your there until it's your turn to try! You will have a dedicated one-to-one fitting with a Bridal Consultant who will help put your mind at ease.
Relax with your entourage on our comfy sofas until a fitting room and one of our expert bridal consultants become available. Our fitting rooms have been carefully designed with plenty of space for family and friends to wait outside.
The big reveal
Let our Bridal Consultant pull back the curtain for the big reveal to your entourage & that special moment!. Our expert stylist really know their stuff, they'll help you try on each gown that you've picked and complete the look with fabulous finishing touches like sparking hair accessories or glittering belts from our Amixi Accessories range.
Take a look at our guide to veil lengths and styles for more inspiration - even if you're unsure it's worth giving a veil a try - it can really add magic to your bridal style.
Wedding dress shopping can be exhausting!
There's no time limit at WED2B, so don't worry if you feel like you want to try on a few more styles, just go back to the rails and pick out your next four dresses to try on.
Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision so it's ok to take your time, re-fuel with a lunch break nearby or visit again with different members of your family and friends. You might only get to go wedding dress shopping once in your life so make the most of it!
There is never any pressure to buy, but just remember that our exclusive dresses are off-the-peg and limited edition.
Finally, when you do find 'The One' - you'll just know. And the best thing of all - you get to take home your dream dress the very same day!
Protect & store your wedding dress before your big day
We offer brides the option of purchasing a breathable fabric dress bag, to store your dream dress in perfect condition leading up to your big day. Our stores also stock specialist boxes which are perfect for post-wedding storage and are cabin sized for travelling abroad.
Drop-in and experience the magic of wedding dress shopping at one of our bridal stores nationwide today, Find your nearest WED2B here. Our expert Bridal Consultants are ready to help and make the most out of your experience.
So, you’ve found your dream wedding dress but what about your bridesmaids? Well, you’re in luck! You can mix and match our Infinite Collection of bridesmaid dresses to create your very own unique bridal party style. Choose from the huge range of bridesmaid’s dress colours and styles to find the perfect dress for each and every one of your bridesmaids.
Click here to read more from our wedding guides and feel inspired for your big day. You can also try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store or for more inspiration head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter