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If you are like most brides the first thing you think about after getting engaged, is finding the dress of your dreams. Before you start heading out to bridal shops there are a few things you should know. This simple guide was created to give you the basic information necessary to choose the best bridal shop. If you follow this guide finding a bridal shop will be an exciting experience.

The first thing you need to do is create a list of shops you would like to visit. You can begin by asking friends and family members. They are likely to offer open, honest advice. They can help point you in the right direction. It's also very efficient to do a quick online search for local boutiques - there's likely more shops in surrounding areas that you haven't heard of! If you have a specific designer in mind, you can likely find from their website where their gowns are sold and find the closest shop to you. Jot down a list of bridal shops you'd like to visit.

Now that you have created a list it is time to start visiting bridal shops. Call and schedule a showing at the top shops on your list. When you arrive for your showing a good bridal store will have an array of gowns in your size and within your budget for you to look at. If a shop is persistently trying to get you to purchase above your budget, kindly take your business elsewhere. This only proves that they are more concerned with their own agenda rather than providing you the best service. A good bridal shop will recognize your needs, and do their best to meet them. They should also offer suggestions on which silhouette will best fit your body shape. A good shop will also help you match accessories, shoes and a veil with your dress.

Once you think you have found the dress of your desires, keep looking! The fact of the matter is all of the bridal shops are in competition for your business. It is very likely that you can find the same or a very similar gown in a different bridal shop for a lesser price.

Finding a good bridal shop to meet your needs, and provide excellent service can be a time consuming task. But with so many options in Raleigh and surrounding towns, we are confident you'll find the perfect choice!


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