Planning a wedding and shopping for a gown may be unlike anything you have ever done before, and we understand that buying a gown may be one of the most important purchases you ever make; so at VOWS, we are dedicated to making this a fun and stress-free experience. Gown shopping should be exciting! So take a breath. You got this!
It’s a good idea to start your search early, and don’t worry! You have plenty of time. To get you started, we have put together an easy to use wedding checklist. We have done the organizing, so that you can get on your way to finding the perfect dress. Let’s get started!
12-18 months before
Set your budget
Get inspired! Start thinking about looks and styles that you like. Check out Our Collection and don’t forget to peruse Pinterest, Instagram, as well as your favorite blogs.
Create your vision! Start your personal bridal look book. Include gown styles, accessories, make-up and hair inspiration that reflect your dream bridal look.
Book a VOWS appointment to try on all your favorite gowns and get expert stylist advice at our bridal salon
10-12 months before
Get the most out of your Vows appointment by checking out our Acing Your Gown Appointment Cheat Sheet
Order your DREAM <3 gown
6-10 months before
Start selecting your bridal accessories. Make an appointment to visit Vows and choose stunning pieces like veils and earrings to complete your look.
Select and order bridesmaids dresses
Have Mom book an appointment to find her wedding look
Schedule gown fittings with a seamstress for when your dress arrives. Generally 2-3 fittings is all it takes to tailor a dress to perfection.
3-6 months before
Begin gown fittings to make dream dress YOURS!
1-3 months before
Continue working with your seamstress to fit your gown to perfection. Consider bringing someone with you that you trust!
Less than 1 month to go!
Make yourself a wedding day emergency kit. Include items like safety pins, needle and thread, Ibuprofen, band-aids, and bobby pins.
Have your final gown fitting.
Practice bustling your gown with your bestie so that you both know the ropes on your big day!