Year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most disruptive years. The pandemic COVID 19 that swept across the globe has dramatically changed everything, even something personal like weddings.
With the new normal of isolation, social distancing, mandatory mask wearing and uncertainty, couples around the world are (forced to) reconsidering their upcoming nuptials.
Steering through these emotional and logistical challenges only induces more stress and anxiety among the brides-to-be. Several Australian brides are now rescheduling their wedding for 2021 and even till the end of summers, navigating bridal gown shopping has become a real challenge. Bridal shopping plays a crucial role to make your life’s most significant milestones even more memorable. Unlike your regular shopping experience, purchasing a bridal gown differs greatly, especially when the danger of another outbreak is looming.
In store appointments and hands-on fittings require a bride to be there in-person and even up-close. The social distancing here is not practically possible. So, what a future bride can do to ensure her bridal dress shopping is less stressful!
Here are few tips that will help you have pleasant and seamless wedding dress shopping experience:
What to Do Before You Take an Appointment
Bridal dress shopping, particularly during COVID 19 requires a little more prep work. Here are a few things to know before you head to a bridal boutique:
Call the Store and Schedule Appointment in Advance
It’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment well in advance to avoid making the boutique crowded. Also, when you call, be sure you ask about the preventative safety measures to get a clear picture.
Do Research Thoroughly
Doing a little homework before you visit the bridal boutique, especially during a pandemic. We come across several brides-to-be who are all lost in the world of wedding fashion. You can always surf Pinterest for some inspirations and even bring in a few pictures to give clarity to your vision.
The day is finally here! As you begin to try on bridal gowns, here are some tips you should keep in mind:
- Avoid Bringing a Big Entourage
Social distancing measures means you can’t bring a huge group of friends. However, this is actually a blessing in disguise. A tiny support system means you won’t have a myriad of conflicting opinions. This will make your shopping experience less stressful, ensuring you are not left frustrated and confused.
- Talk Clearly, Without any Hesitation
Under normal circumstances, the wedding consultants would easily figure out what’s going on in a bride’s mind. However, with all the mandatory masks, it’s difficult to read a bride’s expression. So, it’s always good to speak up. Be vocal and ask specific questions to ensure the consultants have a clear understanding of your requirements.
- Ask About the Delivery Dates
Thanks to the pandemic, brides-to-be should not rely on the typical wedding shopping timeline. While most of the boutiques are open, they are working at a slower pace. So, make sure you have clearly stated your wedding date to ensure you get it delivered right on the time.