Wedding Dress Journey: The Process, Timeline, and More!

Wedding Dress Journey: The Process, Timeline, and More!

Jan 29, 2021

Starting the process of finding your dream wedding dress can be daunting. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Finding the right dress should be one of the most exciting moments of your life. Here’s an inside look at the wedding dress shopping process!


The Process 


It all starts with deciding to marry the love of your life! The fun is just beginning. You’ve just chosen a wedding date, are starting to look at venues and vendors, and are just so excited to get started!


We recommend you start with the basics. Decide on a budget that you are comfortable with and works for you! Be sure to factor in alterations and any customizations into your budget, as these fees can come as a surprise if you aren’t prepared. Then, start getting an idea of what you like! A great way to do this is by starting a Pinterest board. Pin styles that catch your eye and make you excited to try on. Be sure to pay special attention to which silhouettes and even brands you see yourself coming back to most often. 


Then it is time to book your appointment! Research bridal stores in your area. You want to choose a store with a variety of brands and experienced consultants. At The Bridal Outlet, we not only have 20+ years of experience, but also a vast range of collections from a multitude of international designers! From Justin Alexander to Allure, Lillian West and Madison James, we are sure to have the bridal dress of your dreams. We even have our own private collection, Margaret Moreland Bride, which you’re sure to love!


 Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find the one on your first appointment. Many brides go to a few appointments before finding their dream dress, and that is perfectly fine too! Once you’ve found the one, it is time to celebrate and get excited to marry your perfect person!


The Timeline 


The general recommended timeline to purchase your wedding dress is 9-12 months before your wedding day. You want to be sure you allow plenty of time for your dress to arrive and to be altered. Is your wedding sooner than 9 months away? Don’t worry - The Bridal Outlet’s got you. Browse our Ready to Wear selection of sample dresses that are ready to take home on the day of your appointment!



TBO Tips for Finding the One

  1. Come in with an open mind and willingness to try on styles that you weren’t originally looking for! At The Bridal Outlet, our talented consultants will use their years of experience to pull dresses that will look best for your body type and wedding vision.


  1. Bring your closest friends and family members to your bridal appointment! You want to surround yourself with people who will lift you up and cheer you on as you make your decision. Too many opinions can ruin your experience, and after all, this day is about you!


  1. Take it all in and enjoy the moment! Finding your perfect dress and planning your dream wedding will go by in a flash. To savor the moment, we suggest making a day out of trying on wedding dresses. Go grab a light bite to eat with your guests before your appointment and a celebratory drink after you find the one!



We are so excited for you to start your wedding dress search! Be sure to browse our selection and we hope to see you soon!