24 Jan The Bridal Boutique Experience – What You Might Be Missing
Shopping for your wedding dress is a once in a lifetime experience. That alone makes it special but shopping for your dress at bridal boutique can elevate that experience to the next level. Choosing the perfect dress is a process that should be savored not streamlined. In the world of bridal shop chains and online wedding dress shopping, the benefits of choosing a bridal boutique are often overlooked.
Unique and Exclusive
We are constantly hearing that you can find just about anything online. It’s true, you can and so can everyone else. Seeing someone else wearing the same outfit or with the same handbag is a pet peeve for almost every woman. You definitely wouldn’t want to go to a friends wedding and find the bride wearing the same dress you’ve chosen.
Every bride wants a wedding dress that no one else has, that is hers alone. A bridal boutique is the best place to make that happen. They typically carry designer dresses that aren’t available in the bridal shop chains. A bridal boutique usually features specific designers and may even have exclusivity on their collections. Some also offer custom one-of-a-kind designs.
While it may not be a guarantee that no one else in the world has a wedding dress like yours, it definitely reduces the chance that you’ll actually see someone wearing it. The dresses a bridal boutique carries will be heirloom quality. Not all brides are into the tradition of handing down their wedding dress, but if you think you might like to share your dress with a daughter or niece somewhere down the road, you won’t want to choose one that’s mass-produced.
The Personal Touch
While some of the top wedding gown designers do offer their collections online, do you really want to purchase your wedding dress with a few keystrokes and a credit card? This not only deprives you of the experience of shopping for your dress, you will be missing out on the personal touch bridal boutiques are known for.
At a bridal boutique, you will have the undivided attention of your bridal consultant. They will help you every step of the way from choosing your gown, fitting it properly and pairing it with the perfect accessories.
While the bridal shop chains recommend making an appointment with one of their stylists and they may take good care of their clients, nothing compares to the intimacy of the bridal boutique. In many cases, the owner of the boutique will be your consultant and stylist. This means they are personally invested in your experience and will go the extra mile to ensure that their brides are pampered and ultimately thrilled with their wedding ensemble.
It’s All About the Bride
The bridal shop chains are often a one-stop shopping destination for the bride, her maid of honor and her bridesmaids. This can make that once in a lifetime shopping experience no different from a weekend shopping excursion with the girls. Shopping for your wedding dress should be all about you and it shouldn’t involve your whole entourage. Most bridal consultants recommend only bringing along only one or two family members or friends.
Many bridal boutiques specialize exclusively in wedding dresses. Even if they do offer bridesmaid dresses, make that a separate shopping trip. Revel in the experience of choosing your wedding dress and let it be all about you.
A Designer Bridal Boutique In Montclair NJ
Want to make choosing your wedding dress a truly unique experience? At Bridal Atelier Montclair, brides will find a luxury shopping experience. We offer private appointments in an intimate and relaxed setting right in the heart of Upper Montclair.
Before opening Bridal Atelier Montclair, owner and stylist Rachel Sweebe spent over 20 years working as a designer in New York and Italy’s fashion industries. Designing and making her own wedding gown ignited in her a passion for everything bridal. She began taking on private clients and making custom wedding gowns, which led to opening her own bridal salon.
Rachel carries wedding gowns from an exclusive group of talented designers and believes in the highest level of customer service. We love fashion, tradition, impeccable craftsmanship and a flawless fit. We want your bridal gown search to be one of the many wonderful memories of your wedding. Schedule your consultation today and we will help you find a dress you’ll always love!