Finding The One
& no, I'm not talking about finding true love.
I'm talking about saying yes to that wedding dress! As I've been searching in Montreal and Toronto, I've come across a gem of a store that has me written all over it: LoversLand. The store is immaculately curated and the staff is so accommodating. I thought I'd share some insight into how trunk shows work and what I've learned along the way.
Typically, you find a bridal designer you like and a certain bridal store is having a trunk show for that designer. You make an appointment and try on the new bridal collection samples of that year. Simple enough right?
In my case, I've gone to a couple trunk shows for various French and Australian designers. If you follow me on IG, you can see the ones I've attended thus far in my IG story highlights! I thought I knew exactly what kind of dress I would end up getting, but I'm surprising myself with the styles I've ended up loving (p.s.: props to the ladies at LL for pushing me to try on things I wouldn't normally consider!) Peep the Haven below, isn't it dreamy!?
Things to consider:
- This day is about you, and this dress should be true to you. I feel like so many people I talk to say that I should step it up because it's my wedding day, but truthfully, I don't want to feel like the dress isn't me
- People will voice their opinions, but it's yours that truly matters: I remember watching 'Say Yes to the Dress' on TLC and feeling so bad for the brides with really outspoken families or friends. I live by the saying 'having an opinion is one thing, being nasty is another'. Listen to opinions, sure, but if you feel like your bridal party is too outspoken and it's starting to hurt your feelings, speak up
- Shop, shop shop: do your research and try on as many dresses from as many stores as possible. What you end up liking may be the furthest thing you had in mind
- Don't be afraid to try on styles you would otherwise ignore: I tried on silhouettes I never would've thought I liked... and ended up loving
- Be real with budget: the worst thing you could do to yourself is to even look at things that aren't in your price range. It would be heartbreaking to fall in love with a dress that's way out of budget
- This last little bit involves your bridal party and I feel like I should share this because I've gotten a lot of questions: while this is your day, be considerate of your bridal party. Women and men come in all different, beautiful shapes and sizes and you truly want each and every person to feel beautiful and comfortable
As I take you all on this wedding planning journey, I'm so excited to share more and more details with you! Stay tuned :)