Wedding dress shopping made easy! Tips & tricks to make your quest for the perfect fit super simple – Chateau Nadia
Your Prince Charming has finally asked you the question and you are so excited to get married. You've already started to research and pin everything you can find about weddings on Pinterest! It means that your quest for the perfect wedding dress has finally begun. Although your wedding date may seem far away, timing is of the essence when it comes to purchasing a wedding dress from a bridal boutique. In the next few paragraphs, we're going to give you our personal tips & tricks on buying a wedding dress that will simplify the whole process for you! Because, who said that this journey should always be hard and difficult? Not us!
How to start looking for your wedding dress?
First, before even THINKING of starting on your shopping spree, you have to get a pretty good idea of the style you'd like to wear. If you're not sure, try thinking of the general look of what you want your wedding to look like, it helps generate a clear visual for your dress!
The best way to find inspiration would be online by stalking the Pinterest or Instagram feeds and hashtags. You can also follow us on Instagram here for inspiration and to stay on top of the latest trends. At Chateau Nadia, we make sure to offer a wide selection of exclusive and one-of-a-kind wedding dresses, a huuuge selection that will make you say "Yes to the dress!" " in no time! You can find a list of our wedding dress designers and designers that we have in store. We have dresses for the traditional bride, the minimalist, the daring, the elegant and the free-spirited... and way more!
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Then, you can take a look at our beloved designers and make an appointment to fall in love with our exclusive collections. When determining your dress style, the essential elements to consider are the shape of the dresses, details (lace, flowers, etc.), necklines and the general style of the designer. In the world of wedding dresses, each brand has its own personality and its own style which are highlighted. When you see their designs, you will quickly be drawn to certain designers rather than others … and this is where you start - what visually attracts you.
Another thing to consider is the weather. Most wedding dresses are designed when you purchase the dress and can take up to nine months to complete, ship, and receive in store. So you should allow about two months for the changes. We strongly recommend that you start your buying process at least a year before your wedding date.
Design your budget in relation to your dress choice
All wedding dresses can be gorgeous, romantic, and full of magic, but not all are created equal. The things that affect the price of a wedding dress in our store are; the fabric and its quality, if beaded, has lace or other intricate details such as belts, sleeves, removable elements like trains, jackets and even the designer who created the dress and where it was fabricated. There are many designers who are considered in the “affordable” range and others who are grouped together in what is called “Haute Couture”. These couture designers will always be more expensive because they use more luxurious fabrics and embellishments.
Additional Insider Tip: Wedding dress modifications are not included in the price of your dress. So remember to set aside between $150-$ 500 to cover this expense.
What to expect on your first fitting appointment?
Wedding dresses are the center of our universe … in fact it's our passion! We live and breathe wedding dresses and look forward to helping you find the perfect dress for your magical day!
The first thing you should expect on your first wedding dress date at our charming boutique in Montreal is to be dazzled by our vast selection as well as our most magical atmosphere. I'm really not kidding!!
Our friendly and warm staff, and one of the largest selection of wedding dresses in Montreal - and across Quebec, will ensure that your deepest desires will be fulfilled. We live for those little moments of happiness, those sparks when our brides fall in love with "their" dream dress. At Château Nadia it's not just about buying a wedding dress: it's about the experience you have, the love story you share, and your vision for a perfect day.
No two dates are the same, even if two brides say yes to the same dress. This is what makes our hearts sing. Love is something you can never get enough of. When you schedule an appointment with Château Nadia, you'll have a charming bridal stylist to help you navigate the entire process from buying your dress to alterations. Our team will make sure everything is as perfect and magical as possible so that you shine on your wedding day.
Share your Pinterest inspiration board or explain your vision to your personal stylist and let them do their magic. They will effortlessly introduce you to the most amazing dresses fitted to your style, desires and demands. They will help you put them on, then put them together; you will reveal them to your friends and family. Without any efforts - or even realizing anything - your stylist will monitor your reactions to each dress, listen carefully to your thoughts, and put all the pieces together to finally present you with the perfect wedding dress fit - tailor made for you! It’s an unforgettable shopping experience. So... what are you waiting for? Make an appointment today at the favorite bridal boutique in Quebec, to start shopping for your dream dress.
How to choose the right people to join you on the day of your booking?
We know that it can be difficult at times, because you never want to offend family and close friends. Our number one tip is to "only" choose the people you really value their opinion about and know that they won't say anything that hurts you.
We suggest that you bring only 2 to 3 people who will enjoy the shopping experience, and who will be there to support you in your choice of wedding dress.
The perfect wedding dress should be an extension of your soul and spirit. You want your experience in our store to be as pleasant and memorable as possible. And trust us when we say the people with you can make a huge impact.
How to make sure your choice is the right one?
The art of finding the perfect wedding dress lies in communication and the wedding dress shopping experience.
Communication is vital because it will help your bridal stylist match your wedding vision when you arrive in store. So, of course, make sure you let her know what kind of details you like. Most importantly, let her know what you don't like. Sometimes it's easier to find the perfect wedding dress when your personal bridal stylist knows what you don't like.
When you have thousands of wedding dresses to choose from, such as our vast selection available in store, your stylist will take all of your information and put the pieces of the puzzle together. And the result is - the wedding dress of your dreams.
The choice of wedding dresses is important... but honestly, so is the experience leading up to the discovery of it! It’s easy for you to lose your focus or be concerned if you’re having a bad experience. And that means the perfect wedding dress might slip away. Here are some tips for a pleasant shopping experience.
- Make sure you only bring your closest and most trusted friends or family
- Choose a store that shares the same values as you
- Be open-minded to your stylist's suggestions
- Have fun and enjoy your wonderful day, because it is an unforgettable day
You'll know you've found the right dress when your heart tells you. Tears don't always come, and that's okay. Just listen to your mind, and you'll know when you've found the right one.
What kind of accessories should I use?
The accessories for your wedding dress are a personal choice. Some brides want the ten yard veil, tiara, necklace, earrings, bracelets, etc., and others just want a flower in their hair. It just comes down to personal style. Here are a few things to consider.
The vails are a very old tradition that a lot of brides choose to wear during the ceremony. It should be considered depending on the neckline of the dress, the way you want to wear your hair, etc.
Hair accessories / ornaments
These accessories help bring your whole look together. Nowadays, you have a lot of choices such as delicate hairbands, tiaras, crowns, hair pins, flower crowns, ribbons, etc.
Again, this is a completely personal decision. You can either go big and shiny with glamorous strass jewelry, or with pearls, or you can choose not to wear any and make your dress, makeup and hair style shine even more.
But not to worry, our team is fully skilled and will make sure to guide you through all of these decisions regarding the accessories that would match your wedding dress choice.
Join our #NadiaBrideClub
To buy a wedding dress, as we've said A LOT here, is one of the most exquisite experience a bride will get during the whole wedding planning process. Our team will make sure to make it a fun, bubbly and magical one that you'll remember for the rest of your life! And to help you immortalize it even more, you can relate your experience by using our hashtag #NadiaBrideClub!
But enough talk, come and experience it for yourself by booking your appointment right now! We can't wait to hear about your love story and help you shine on your big day!