We sat down with the fabulous folks at Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique to chat about their expert tips for finding the perfect wedding dress. Huge thanks to them for sponsoring this post and congrats to them on their 11th year in business!
Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique is located on the Historic Third Ward in the Pritzlaff building. Complete with beautiful and oh-so-Milwaukee Cream City Brick, it is a stylish space with welcoming and expert staff. Miss Ruby carries some of the most beautiful bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories – many designed & made by local designers. We love that!
1. Don’t Over Shop for The “Perfect” Dress
This was a huge tip the experts at Miss Ruby Boutique shared with us. Don’t over shop for your wedding dress! If you find yourself falling in love with a dress, allow yourself to fall in love with it and don’t be overly tempted to keep looking. It can really take the fun out of wedding dress shopping and become an overwhelming experience.
2. Bring the Right Group
Friends and family often don’t realize the impact they have on a bride’s shopping experience. They can make it or break it. Be thoughtful of who you ask to join you. Select two or three friends and family members that are supportive, caring, and considerate of your wants and desires.
3. Find a Silhouette that Flatters You
There are so many types and styles of wedding dresses it can be overwhelming to pick which one is best for you. The plus side, with so many dresses to choose from, you are sure to find just the right fit that looks amazing on you. The staff at Miss Ruby Boutique emphasize enhancing your assets to find a dress that works for you.
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4. Be Honest About Your Budget
The average cost (nation-wide) of a wedding dress is roughly $1,500, without accessories or alterations, which can cost an additional $100 – $300. Keep this in mind when creating your dress budget, but also while shopping. Avoid trying on dresses that are way out of your budget to only be disappointed you can’t afford it. Also, be honest with your bridal consultant about your budget too!
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5. Try on One Wild Card
This is a pretty fun tip for your bridal gown appointment. Leverage the expertise of your Bridal Consultant and let them (or you) pick a dress you otherwise wouldn’t try on. You may just find THE perfect dress or style that makes you look and feel amazing.
6. Find a Store that Feels Like “Home”
While we may be a bit biased, we really really love walking into Miss Ruby Boutique! It’s warm and inviting, and so is the staff. A positive experience shopping for your dress is just as important as finding THE dress for your wedding day, so be sure to love where you shop!
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7. Don’t Be Afraid to Say YES!
Being a Miss Ruby Bride is about more than just finding a beautiful dress – it is about saying “YES” to a dress that highlights what already makes you beautiful.
If you are looking for an amazing wedding dress shopping experience with not only beautiful dresses, but helpful and expert staff, be sure to check out Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique.