Located in Rhinebeck, NY, Chamonix Bride is a unique bridal boutique offering timeless classics for the modern bride. Our highest priority is the brides's experience, connecting with the customer to find the perfect gown that expresses her essence and enhances her natural beauty. At Chamonix we proudly offer cutting edge designer gowns and the latest trends out of NYC--including American made options. Providing superior service and building relationships is the foundation of our success--listening to the bride's needs and fulfilling her dreams.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect gown from our dress experts at Chamonix:
5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Gown from the Dress Experts at Chamonix Bride
1-Research styles of gowns on line…but don’t go crazy!
Most brides start their gown search online or in magazines and that is actually a good place to start. The idea in the beginning of your search is not necessarily to find the exact gown you want to wear, but to find ‘looks’ that appeal to you so you can articulate some key descriptions to your bridal consultant. Some themes to consider at this time are: Do you prefer sexy, fitted silhouettes? Do you want to look edgy or sweet? Do you like lace or beading? A belt? A lot of brides have had a vision of their wedding day since they were little girls, so we like to ask the brides, “How do you envision yourself looking on you r wedding day?”
2-Know who to bring with you to your bridal appointments…and who NOT to bring!!
At Chamonix Bride, we recommend bringing no more than 2 people with you to share in the process of selecting your gown. Too many people tends to be a distraction. Bring people who really know you and support you. Don’t bring people who will push you into trying on things that are not your style. In short, leave the haters at home and don’t make any apologies for it. This is your day and you want to be surrounded by people who love you and want to see you happy.
3-A good bridal consultant is your BFF.
Consider this…the bridal consultant’s job is to find you your dream gown. How great is that? Communicate your likes and dislikes openly and honestly so the consultant gets a clear picture of your thoughts and vision. A good consultant will know what silhouettes will flatter your figure, so ask for her ideas and be open to her suggestions. Trust her.
4-Have a budget, be honest about it and stick to it.
Trying on dresses way above your budget will only lead to disappointment. There are beautiful gowns at every price point and it is not fair to compare a $500 gown with a $5000 gown. We cannot stress this point enough. Don’t fall into this trap.
5-Know when to stop looking.
Once you have found a gown that you love, don’t be afraid to make it yours! Take your time selecting your gown, but don’t draw out the process and complicate it by trying on hundreds of gowns. Remember, not every bride breaks down in tears when she finds her bridal gown!