Buying Your Wedding Dress

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

*Photos by Paty Araujo Photography

I'm going to admit to something that I am ashamed of: I put my wedding off for so long because I was afraid of how I was going to look in my dress..! Yes, I actually was so afraid of how I much the dress will enhance my flaws, that I didn't plan for years. YEARS.

I don't want that for you! Try on every dress you can possible try. There *IS* a dress out there that you will look amazing in. Don't worry if you aren't getting married yet for another 2 years, just do it to get a feel of what you like. After you find her though, order her. She'll be out of stock the minute you walk away, it's insane.

What to bring to an appointment:

+Bring your favorite strapless bra. You'll be able to try on so many different styles, with or without cups or straps. Your wedding bra should be nude or white and should support the bust enough but not enhance it too much.

+An idea of the dress or style you are looking for. This gives the bridal consultant an idea to narrow down the hundreds of dresses they have in store.

+Spanx are your friend. Lord have mercy - thank you for Spanx (we aren't worthy, lol)

+A friend to take photos. Some shops will not allow the use of a camera so I recommend asking before hand. In some nationally recognized stores like David's Bridal, this is not an issue. This gives you an idea of what you'd look like from all different angles.

+Wedding shoes. Yes, you will need to bring these so that if you find the dress and they alter on site, they can take measurements right then and there for hemming. Another trip for alterations won't be needed.

What to wear to your appointment:

+Loose fitted clothes to get in and out of.

+Hair halfway or tied up to show your face. This way they can fit a veil on your head, and give an elegant look to match the occasion.

+Elegant jewelry. Accessories will elevate your look and really sell the dress to you. Simple pearls are always classic.

In the end, the dress you choose will be the one you wear for eternity in your photos. So above all else, you have to love it. Take your time! I wore two dresses, because I'm a diva. That was fun. I'm so glad I did because my first dress was loose and low by the end of the ceremony and right before photos. Yikes. It's all about what the bride wants.

(Pics of the 2nd dress below!!)

Toast Photography

Happy Wedding Planning!!

-Stephanie D.

Call or Text, lets chat at (210) 954-5780


San Antonio, TX 78217

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