our next guest blogger is the super awesome nikki from a princess bride couture in bothell. every time i walk in their store, i am always greeted so warmly…if you want to feel like a princess or just an awesome person, go check them out!
“hey jenny! thanks for letting our rambunctious store take over your blog today. a wedding dress can be “the ultimate” wedding moment for some and what better than to send out some advice into the bridal universe from my team of ridiculously enthusiastic and experienced team!? Lots of love, Nikki
We’ve found many folks can lose sight of what the wedding gown is really about! It’s about a person feeling amazing and celebrating being the best possible version of themselves while marrying the one they love. Remember to find the fun and romance in this whole process…
- While the dress is obviously the most important factor when it comes to actually PICKING a wedding dress, consider the other factors too. It takes anywhere from 4-9 months to order a wedding gown after saying ‘yes to your dress’ and your consultant (that person who is more than willing to put you in your favorite over and over again so you can see it in every light) is going to be “your person” through the whole process. You two need to bond, get along, and you need to be able to trust them when you’re feeling emotionally fragile. Same thing with the bridal store itself. You have to like the vibe, their staff, and the way you feel when you’re there. That is where you will be over and over again for the next 6 to 12 months!
- So many people want to try and stay “practical” on their wedding day. Light fabrics to not get too hot, looser fit to be able to dance, not too much beading to not be too “blingy”…but at the end of the day, this is your wedding! When else can you wear a gorgeous ball gown with beautiful crystals??! When you walk down that aisle on your wedding day, no one will say, “Wow, they are SO overdressed…” It’s your day, if you want to rock a sparkly mermaid gown with a train that goes for days, rock it.
- Don’t dive off a cliff into a sea of white. Is there really a need for 10 bridal stores, where you try on 10 dresses in each place? That’s 100 dresses, along with all of the dresses you are pinning to your Pinterest (don’t even try to deny it!). The happiest of our clients have 2 to 3 appointments where they find out what they like on their body, find their favorites and if need be, revisit their favorites with a clear mind. At the end of the day, every gown is beautiful. Do your sanity a favor and keep the appointments to a minimum.
- Throw the rules out the window. If you have always envisioned yourself wearing a birdcage veil with victory rolls and a matte red lipstick, but happen to fall in love with a gown with modern lines, don’t think you have to change your vision! Each person is different and combining the two looks will make it YOURS, not what you think it SHOULD be.
A Princess Bride Couture takes pride in letting each client thrive in their individuality and uniqueness of style. Whether you want classically elegant or funky and sassy, the team of upbeat, 20 something sales consultants are your go-to girls.”
here are some of the brides that a princess bride and i have shared over the years…including laura…one of my very first brides in 2008 (my logo then!)