Everyone online shops these days. From groceries to clothes, you can find everything under the sun online! When it comes to your wedding gown, however, do NOT leave that up to the interwebs!

Our friends over at  Memories Videography  recently interviewed Hedy Lapkin, the Executive Director of the International Bridal Manufactures. She shared with them the pitfalls of purchasing a wedding dress online and how a bridal salon can be the perfect place to find the dress for you!

Here are a few tips for  purchasing your dress:

  • Make an appointment.
  • Know your budget before you go.
  • Be on the lookout for Trunk Shows.**
  • Limit your entourage. This will help you keep a clear vision of what you are looking for and you won’t get wrapped up in what your cousin thinks is the ‘perfect’ dress.
  • Keep an open mind and try on something that you weren’t expecting too.

**It is trunk show season for bridal salons, so this is the perfect time to get an amazing gown at an incredible price! There are several coming up in March and April, so mark your calendars and find your perfect dress!

Tiffanys Bridal: The BIG Sale

Sunday, March 6 from 12pm to 5pm

No appointment needed


Annalise Bridal Boutique: Blue Willow Trunk Show

Friday, March 25th  – Sunday, March 27th

An appointment is required, make one online HERE.  http://www.annalisebridal.com/contact/


Sealed with a Kiss Richmond: Anny Lin Bridal Trunk Show

Friday, April 1st  – Sunday, April 9th

Please call 804-393-2041 for more details.


Annalise Bridal Boutique: Linacarlo Trunk Show

Friday, April 8th  – Sunday, April 10th

An appointment is required, make one online HERE.  http://www.annalisebridal.com/contact/