Find YOUR Perfect Wedding Dress
Selecting the perfect wedding gown is a unique process for each bride. Ultimately, the one thing you must know to find the perfect dress is yourself.
Start your search with your personal STYLE in mind.
Take some time to think of a handful of key buzz words that capture the mood of your wedding, your personal style, YOU and your groom. These can be very inspirational and help you focus your thoughts and narrow down choices as they come along. Are you looking for something iconic? Modern, elegant and vintage inspired? Or maybe you’re the preppy type looking for a classic with a twist. Coming up with 3 or 4 words that describe your wedding day style is super helpful. Think about how you want to feel that day and the specific look that you want to capture.
Ask around for recommendations for the best bridal salons in your area and peek at their websites before making your appointments to try on dresses. Make notes of any dresses that fit your style. In our San Francisco flagship, our consultants are eager to hear your story and help you navigate through the different looks in our collection. From experience, we know you’re looking for a wedding gown that is high on style and figure flattering. Sharing favorite gowns from our collection and those buzzwords that describe your vision for your wedding day move things in the right direction. Your consultant, along with your friends and loved ones - your prized peeps - will help you bring your wedding day vision to life.
Your wedding location will also weigh into your decision. Flowy chiffons are a beautiful choice for a romantic, ethereal wedding on the beach or bluff. A dramatic silhouette in structured silk faille, like our Lennon gown, is great for a formal affair or art gallery elegance. Fluid crepe dresses and romantic, vintage inspired lace styles are versatile choices, working equally well for rustic wine country weddings, garden soirees, even glamourous city nuptials.
Accessories are also a great way to customize your wedding day look to your own personal style. If you have a vintage heirloom veil that you have your heart set on wearing, choose a gown that compliments the piece. Otherwise, you can select these elements after you’ve chosen your gown. When shopping, once you’ve narrowed down to a favorite gown or two, consider trying on a veil, earrings, a sash or topper to give you an idea of how to complete your look. It’s a lot of fun and it will help guide you in your decision making.
Last, but definitely not least, is quality. Where is your wedding gown made? Buying a gown made in the USA is so beneficial for brides-to-be. At Amy Kuschel, American craftsmanship is in our DNA. Every gown is made on-site, so we have control over the entire process from pattern making, fabric cutting, sewing, draping, hand work, inspection, and all of the little details that make a wedding dress well made - and beautiful! It’ll give you confidence, knowing that your wedding gown will be with us every step of the way.
Remember, stay true to yourself! Because in the end, it’s your day...you must follow your heart.