Aug 16, 2018
As a new consultant at Jealous Bridesmaids I have been able to see a side of the wedding industry like no other! My top favourite moments in a wedding are when the couple first see each other on their wedding day, when I get to meet the overjoyed guests at the ceremony and when you know a bride has found her dress. There’s just something magical in the air that’s indescribable and that’s why I’ve fallen in love with not only wedding photography, but bridal consulting as well!
Helping bring a bride’s vision to life and making them feel special is the heart of our team’s goal. When we work the floor with a new, and sometimes nervous bride to be, we try to really hone in on the described initial vision, but also throw in a wild card here or there- especially in terms of silhouettes if the bride is early into her hunt for the dress! You really want to find something that you slip into and it just feel like home, and having the right team can definitely make this mission fun! Here are my top three pieces of advice to all of you lovely brides to be
Deciding on the dress is a beautiful moment that you may have envisioned sharing with many family members, your mom, aunt, cousin, sister, best friend- everyone and anyone in your life that has good fashion sense. Which seems like a good idea, however, when there’s too many opinions going around it's hard for everyone to focus on the one that matters- yours! Choosing your “Team Bride” is simple, bring those closest to you that A. love and support your vision, whatever that final dress may be like, B. understand that this is your day, they are there to take photos, encourage you to be true to yourself but also to take risks and try the ballgown- just once! And C. lose their minds when you have finally found the one!
2. Keep an Open Mind
We always try our best to know our stock inside and out, so when you have a vision when you walk in the door, we can help you navigate to possible contenders. However, it is important to keep an open mind when you are starting out on the hunt, certain silhouettes, illusions and colours may just surprise you! More often than not brides end up in dresses they would have never pictured wearing but it still feels and looks like it was made for her. Loving and trusting your vision for the day is important but above all keeping true to yourself and comfort is priority!
3. Get the Bigger Size!
I tell this to every single one of my brides and I’ll say it again and again, G E T T H E B I G G E R S I Z E- just do it! Wedding dress sizing is totally different than your regular streetwear, numbers can be unfamiliar and being the star of the day, we all know that every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. Having a year to the date and planning to do, life, work, things happen and plans change, that’s why I highly recommend when given the options for your sizing, go with the one that will have fabric to spare, not a size you are hoping will work. It will give you the peace of mind that everything will be able to be tailored to perfection with the help of our in house seamstress team who offer the best of their knowledge and skills to make our JB brides and their bridesmaids a gown that was truly fit for them in every way!
I hope while you are doing your research for your upcoming dress hunt, you stumble upon this post and really keep these things in mind while engaging on your wedding journey! Here at JB we are always team bride and I look forward to helping you find your diamond in the sea of dresses where dreams are brought to light. Enjoy every moment of the wedding planning experience, your day will be here just before you know it!
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