When brides begin their wedding gown shopping, they have a lot of decisions to make regarding the fabric, the silhouette, the color, etc of their dress. What most brides don’t think about is how to make a dress “her own”. By that we mean, how can a bride show her individuality by not just choosing a dress, but creating a look!

The Look

Jenny Yoo London Dress (left) and Jenny Yoo London Skirt (right)

Creating a look can be as simple as adding a belt to a favorite gown for sparkle and interest, to elevating the bling with beaded straps or pairing a beautiful jacket and dress for a bride who is considering sleeves. You’d be amazed at how a “wow” moment can be achieved by adding straps, veils and other embellishments to a classic strapless gown! A full over-skirt worn with a fitted gown can create drama that is then easily removed for dancing!

PC: Lauren Gabrielle Photography Flowers: Molly Taylor & CO Dress: Modern Trousseau at All Brides Beautiful

Boutique Expertise

Unlike the sales staff at chain bridal stores who just want to sell a dress off the rack, bridal consultants at full service boutiques know how to accessorize and best enhance the look of each dress. They know what alterations can be done to change necklines that are too revealing or add appliques to cleverly cover tattoos. They will suggest over-skirts, sleeves, jackets and other additions that give an entirely fresh look to a bride. They know how to have a more modest look for the ceremony and then move into party mode for the reception without buying a second dress! Brides who open themselves up to the expertise of their bridal consultant will come away with a look that is truly her own. One that no other bride will be wearing!