You know we love helping brides find their perfect wedding dress. If you’re shopping for your wedding dress and confused or feeling indecisive about your choice, or you are just getting started and unsure of how or where to begin, we have you covered today. Our Wedding Fashion Expert is a bridal stylist and was on Access Hollywood sharing three insider tips to help brides find the right wedding dress.
In addition to giving her insider advice on wedding dresses, Nayri was also there to help surprise Access Hollywood host, Mario Lopez. As the day of the wedding bridal stylist for Mario and Courtney’s destination wedding in Mexico in 2004, Nayri was in on the surprise when Courtney walked out on set in her wedding dress, veil, and earrings, shocking Mario. Courtney Lopez wore a classic and timeless lace, off-the-shoulder sleeves wedding dress designed by Ines Di Santo and a long bridal veil trimmed in lace.
3 Tips For Picking Your Wedding Dress
Finding the right wedding dress can be stressful, especially with all of the choices and styles of wedding dresses that are available in bridal stores. On Access Hollywood, our Wedding Fashion Expert shared three important pieces of advice for brides to consider when it comes to picking a wedding dress.
Tip 1: Consider Timeline
Our best advice for when it comes to starting to shop for your wedding dress is to consider the timeline for how long it will take to order your wedding dress. Most wedding dresses are made-to-order, which means it can take six to eight months or even a year for your wedding dress to be delivered to the bridal dress shop for you. In addition, brides will also want to allow for a few additional months for wedding dress alterations. Most wedding dresses will need to be tailored to fit you perfectly.
If you are short on time and you don’t have about a year to order your wedding dress, do not worry. You have options for a gorgeous wedding dress in a shorter time frame, including sample sale wedding dresses. Also, a very limited number of wedding dress designers offer rush production.
For more bridal styling advice, be sure to check out our post on when to start shopping for your wedding dress and what to expect when going wedding dress shopping for the first time.
Tip 2: Make Sure You Can Dance
When you’re selecting your wedding dress it is important that you feel comfortable and can move around. On your wedding day, you won’t be standing still like a statue. When you’re in the dressing room for the bridal store and trying on dresses, make sure to move around and raise your arms up and down.
It is important for brides to find a wedding dress style and silhouette that makes them feel beautiful and confident, but also comfortable. They will want to find a wedding dress design that they can move around in and feel confident walking and dancing.
There are many wedding dress styles that allow for movement that brides will want to consider, such as illusion fabric on an open-back dress design, or long, off-the-shoulder sleeves that aren’t attached to the dress and can be removed.
For more information on your body and your wedding dress, make sure to read our post on how to shop for your wedding dress when you're losing weight and tips for overcoming feeling self-conscious of arms and stomach in your wedding dress.
Tip 3: Dresses With Options
When shopping for your dream wedding dress, brides have many dress style options and this includes options within the bridal dresses themselves. Many brides want to wear different styles on their wedding day and change up their look throughout the day, whether that is one style for the wedding ceremony or another style for the wedding reception.
If you want two different looks for your wedding day, brides can consider getting two different dresses. However, wedding dress designers are offering convertible bridal dress styles that have options within one dress, including off-the-shoulder straps that can be worn up or down, and overskirts that can be removed or reattached as a half skirt.
Convertible wedding dresses give the bride options and different looks and styles within one wedding dress. For example, a wedding dress that is a ball gown style can have the full skirt removed to reveal a fitted, column style dress underneath to give the bride options and different looks within one wedding dress.
Video: Wedding Fashion Expert On Access Hollywood
Be sure to watch our Wedding Fashion Expert on Access Hollywood to see examples of wedding dress styles and to hear her bridal styling advice. You can also see Courtney surprise Mario in her wedding dress from 2004.
We hope that you love our tips for picking a wedding dress. If you're indecisive or you're unsure about which dress to pick for your wedding day, we hope that our expert bridal styling advice helped you in your journey. Remember that our best advice for picking a wedding dress is to say "yes" to the dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful, regardless of other people's opinions, the season of your wedding, or the venue where you're getting married.
If you're shopping for your perfect wedding dress, come visit us at Lovella Bridal in Glendale, CA. We carry wedding dresses in all sizes and styles, including plus-size bridal gowns and a full selection of veils and accessories. Lovella Bridal is the premier, luxury bridal wedding dress shopping boutique located in Los Angeles, California. Lovella features couture, feminine, modern, and chic bridal gowns in all sizes from the best wedding dress designers. Schedule an appointment to find the wedding dress of your dreams at Lovella Bridal. We can't wait to help you!
About Wedding Fashion Expert
Our wedding dress shopping tips and advice are from Nayri, Lovella's own, in-house wedding fashion expert. Nayri is truly the expert when it comes to bridal fashion and wedding style. As the Wedding Fashion Expert, Nayri is the top bridal fashion stylist and the best-selling author of the book "I'm Getting Married And I Have Nothing To Wear," the ultimate guide to helping brides find their wedding day style and their perfect wedding dress. You can subscribe to her YouTube channel or listen to her podcast for more helpful and practical advice on wedding dress shopping.