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6 top tips for wedding dress shopping

6 top tips for wedding dress shopping

Published at 9:46am 1st April 2019.

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Shopping for a wedding dress is a big moment for many women so local Harrogate bridal shop has advice for brides-to-be. 

  • Beads, sequins, lace, tulle, silk... the possibilities are endless.
  • "90% of brides change their mind" Joana Staponiene, local bridal shop owner. 

Experts from bridal boutique, Joana Bridal have put together 6 top tips for brides-to-be whoa re shopping for their wedding dress which you can read below. 

First things first though, Beth Parsons from Stray FM went to try some on... got a favourite?

Which wedding dress do you like best?

Dress 1 - Beth Parsons at Joana Bridal in Harrogate
Dress 2 - Beth Parsons at Joana Bridal in Harrogate
Dress 3 - Beth Parsons at Joana Bridal in Harrogate

Vote for your favourite on Stray FM's Family Show Facebook page

Top tips for brides shopping for their wedding dress 

Joana Staponiene, who has been creating wedding dresses for over 20 years, has revealed some of her best advice for brides-to-be. 

  • Arrive with an open mind. Already know what you want? Joana estimates that around 90% of brides who arrive with a specific idea on what they want end up changing their mind. 
  • Try a range of styles. Even if you think you won't suit or want a certain type of dress it's always worth trying a wide variety of shapes, fabrics and designs on. This help eliminate things don't want or highlight what you do. You don't get to try wedding dresses on very often so make the most of it! And you never know, it might just surprise you. 
  • Be prepared to cry if you find THE ONE. It can be an emotional moment when you discover your wedding dress and there's a high chance you'll shed a tear or two. And this includes those who you are shopping with. Waterproof mascara might be necessary. Joana will supply the tissues. 
  • Wear nude underwear. In fact, if you have them already, take a strapless or backless bra too for trying dresses on. Also be prepared to go topless if you're looking for low or sheer back.
  • Arrive feeling good. If that means having your hair or make up done beforehand go for it. You need to feel special for the occasion. Despite it not being the actual wedding day, you'll be spending a lot of time looking in the mirror. Don't worry about getting makeup on the dresses, the team helping you will look after that. 

Joana Bridal in Harrogate

Featuring over 100 bridal gowns in stock including sale dresses available to try and buy now, prices at Joana Bridal from £300 - 1800

Owned by Joana Staponiene who designs and creates wedding dresses has been in the clothing industry for over 20 years following her degree in Textiles, Design and Dressmaking. 

Joana offers a personal alterations service on existing dresses as well as bespoke designs

You can find Joana Bridal on Kings Road in Harrogate.

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Family Show went to meet Joana and Amber at Joana Bridal in Harrogate to get some wedding dress shopping tips and try some on:

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