What To Do After Finding Your Dress

You did it! You found your dream wedding dress! CONGRATULATIONS GIRL 🎉 This is a big commitment and now you can take a deep breathe and celebrate! 

But wait -  you’re not done. It’s time to put together your bridal look. From alterations to accessories and steaming/cleaning - we’re here to help you. And you thought we were just going to sell you a dress and send you on your way. 

We love building connections with our brides and not just to sell them a dress. As your stylists, we’re here to educate and help complete your bridal dreams.  👰

Let’s Make Your Dress Fit like a Glove

Once you purchase your dress, the next big step is alterations. Keep in mind, alterations should be done 2-3 months before the wedding day. This is standard in bridal whether you order or buy off the rack. 

Here at Brilliant Bridal, we recommend a full list of alteration specialists (selection depending upon what location you purchase from). Why don’t we offer in house alterations? Great question! Often times, in house alterations the cost of the dress is hiked up and you’re limited on alteration options. That’s why we provide a list of seamstresses we recommend, and they only make our list based on examples of their work and outstanding word of mouth. These lovely people do not work for Brilliant Bridal - we’re just one small business helping another. 

When scheduling to meet with the seamstress, your first appointment will be a consultation. Numerous alteration specialists on our lists offer free consultations and others just a small fee for their services. The consultation is important because this is when you find out what needs to be done to your dress and how much it will cost. 

Use this consultation to:

  1. See if you connect with the seamstress 

  2. Make sure you trust their work 

  3. Get a price quote 

A consultation doesn’t mean you’re stuck - it’s okay to consult with multiple seamstresses to make sure you pick the right person to work on your wedding dress. 

Now let’s go pick out some accessories! ✨

Accessories

It’s true - your wedding dress should be the most self-expressive garment you ever purchase. So, help that personality shine by adding accessories! 

At Brilliant Bridal, we not only sell wedding dresses but accessories too! From earrings, necklaces, sashes and hairpieces - we make sure we have enough glitz for our brides to complete their look. 💍

Debating on whether or not you want a veil? Hop over to our Let’s Talk Veils post for some veil inspiration! 

It can be difficult to pick out what pieces will go perfectly with your dress and can be even harder when you don’t have your dress on hand. No worries, we got you, girl! 

Give us a call or schedule here on our site for an Accessory Appointment. This is the perfect opportunity for you to put your dress back on (because what bride wouldn’t be excited to do that) and it’s your chance to work with your stylist again to pick out your bridal accessories. This way you can make sure everything flows and works together perfectly!

Already have all your accessories? Have friends and family that haven’t seen your dress yet? Come party with us for one final HOORAH at Brilliant Bridal!

Reveal Party

In all the glory of planning bridal appointments and finding the one, it can be difficult for everyone important to you to be there for those life moments. That’s why Brilliant Bridal offers reveal party appointments! 

Reveal Parties are an oh so fun way for you to celebrate with treats and drinks! (What is offered depends on location). This lovely little bonus is at no cost to you - we just love having fun with our #brilliantbabes! 

If you decide to schedule a reveal party, these appointments are typically 30 minutes - just enough time for you and your loved ones to celebrate this new chapter in your life and your fabulous new wedding dress! 

This concludes our series on how to prepare, what to expect and what goes on during and after appointments with Brilliant Bridal. We hope these posts have been beneficial for your dress search and bridal planning! If you’re already a #brilliantbabe, thank you for choosing us to find your dream dress! If you’re a new bride, then come on over! Your dress is waiting to be found! 💙