When to Shop for Your Dress

Start your dress search eight months to one year prior to your wedding, as it takes four to six months to deliver your dress after the order is placed. Your wedding dress and accessories budget depends on your own personal style and what is important to you; it’s all about the dress! For most of our brides, typically the gown price does not exceed 12 percent of the total budget.

Selecting the Dress

I suggest that before visiting Paris Connection Bridal, you “do your homework” so that you already have an idea of which styles you love. This makes your visit more enjoyable, and helps me give you my most personalized and unsurpassed service in expressing your own individual style on that special day.

Prior to visiting Paris Connection, I also suggest that you wear light makeup, bring high-heeled shoes, and wear your hair styled in a way that represents how you will look on your wedding day. Your guests are also welcome. However, more than two people can be counterproductive in your decision making if they give you conflicting opinions; on the contrary, such a situation may make your experience difficult and stressful.

Allow at least an hour for your visit. At Paris Connection, you will try on several dresses from various designers’ samples in store. I always suggest that you choose a gown that plays up your best features. However, it is important that you make your own final decision, as YOU are the one that must feel beautiful and stylish.

I personally take your measurements according to the designer’s size chart and the dress is then tailor made to your specifications. As soon as your dress arrives at the store, I call you to schedule an appointment for the final fit, and for alterations when needed.