Who will offer me the most experience?
When buying your wedding dress, cost may be something that you are thinking quite alot about. We highly recommend going to an established boutique with years of experience.
Here at Perfection Bridal between our team we have a staggering 75 years plus of experience in the bridal industry. We are experts in style, what suits different ladies, body types, designers, fabrics, dress shapes, how to walk, the perfect fit and alterations.
With the surge of many online options and budget bridal franchises etc, you may think you are finding a dream dress for very little. Having a little read through of this blog, may make you aware of some factors to consider.
Where will I receive impeccable style advice?
When choosing a dress- for the biggest day of your life! It is always a great idea, to get real expert advice from stylists, that understand body shape.
It is so often, here at Perfection, that we lead brides to dresses that they would never have clicked on online , or picked up in a budget store and yet are happier than they have ever been.
Only stores with a real consultative nature and ample time to devote to brides individually, will afford a bride this kind of customer service.
Are you buying in haste because it is lower cost?
You are hovering over buy now with your cursor, or make a bid, OR you have found yourself in a budget bridal franchise, you are queuing up to try your dress, with maybe a maximum of four dresses… Either scenario both dresses have a deliciously low price tag…. BUT…
Hit pause – Do you feel you have had the service you dreamed of when buying a dress? Do you feel you have had a special experience? Do you feel this is one of the most special moments of your life? Do you have a clear understanding of how and where you will need alterations? Could there be hidden costs as more work needs doing than you realised? Have all of your questions been answered?
If you do feel you may be buying in haste, give us a call, have a chat with us on the phone about your bridespirations and just pay us a visit. We don’t charge for appointments so just pop along and see the difference. Also see if you leave liking the same style. We bet we find you something even more wonderful and the price may not be so different as we have a wide range of pricings.
Where will you have the best size and fit?
All bridal dresses will need a certain level of alterations. These dresses are made to each specific size chart for that designer. As with the high street size charts can vary. Having an experienced stylist measure you and order the correct size and give you the correct advice on which size to go for will help you enormously. Start right and you’ll finish right.
Where do you want your alterations and aftercare to take place?
When buying from a budget franchise or online from a wholesaler that is not well researched, you will not be allocated a seamstress that you have met.
You may receive a list of numbers, but how do you know if they can fit you in to their schedule in time for your big day. Are you aware of their reliability or their skill.
We pride ourselves on our alterations team. A seamstress that works in house for a couture boutique, such as our lovely ladies Elaine, Kathryn and Charlotte are well trained in some of the best fashion houses, worked with countless labels and have an excellent relationship of trust with our designers. Our designers know that their creations are in amazing hands from point of sale right through to alterations and finally a brides big day. You’ll also be pleased to know all our alterations are done in house and will not leave our workshop until you take it home.
You may be lucky, but why risk it. Go to the experts.
What worst case scenarios should I consider when boycotting boutiques and going budget to ‘save money?’
Sadly time and time again we see brides buying from online portals and the lower cost franchises and ending up with a second rate fit, be it proportionally or length. Or just the totally wrong dress for that lady.
Brides often come to us with the desire to start again and in doing so end up spending more, because they rushed into a cheap dress with no real expert advice from people that have been working in bridal fashion showrooms for their whole careers.
It’s the age old saying “buy cheap and buy twice”
But my budget is quite low for bridal, what can I do?
Talk to us, we are really friendly we promise!
We have several sample sales throughout the year and we sell ready to wear also. We have payment plans available. So if we can help you we will.