Tips for Having the Best Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Wedding dress shopping is something that many girls dream of their whole life. However, when it comes time to actually start the process, it may seem a bit overwhelming. We sat down with the owner of Solutions Bridal, Erica Trunk, to talk about what goes into styling a bride for her wedding day. Here are a few things we learned about having the best wedding dress shopping experience.

plus-size bride having the best wedding dress shopping experience
bride with cape looking down

Share the Details

Let your stylist in on the details of your wedding day. Tell them about your vision, the venue, and any special details of your wedding. It is also important to communicate with your stylist when it comes to your hopes for your wedding dress. Let them know of any special features you hope for your dream dress to include, and any of your amazing features that you want to show off! It is also helpful to clue them in on any fears or insecurities you may have. Having these conversations with your stylist early on will help them provide you with the best (and most personalized) experience.

Keep an Open Mind

It’s really easy to think that a certain “style” may not be the best fit for your body type, but you may be surprised. Try on a variety of styles. When it comes to wedding dresses, one style fits all simply does not apply.

plus-size brides smiling at each other at Solutions Bridal

Have Fun!

Shopping for a wedding dress should be one of the highlights of the wedding planning process. You may have to do a bit of searching or even a bit of customizing your dress, but rest assured, you WILL find “the one’!


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Participating Vendor:
Dresses: Solutions Bridal
Photographer: Ashley Jane Photography
Hair and Makeup: Gabriella Anthoney’s Design Artistry
Models: Sabrina Servance and Ally Gurksi

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