Wedding dress shopping is something that every girl has dreamed of since she was a little girl.

She’s imagined trying on beautiful gown after gown, with her mum and closest friends. Champaign flows as you oohh and ahh over the magnificent dresses.

However, with so many online options available, you can be lured away from this vital experience. So, why should you go to a boutique wedding store over purchasing something online? There are a number of reasons to purchase instore.

This ranges from immersing yourself in the experience, through to knowing exactly what you’re purchasing to ensure your day is absolutely perfect.

  1. What you see is what you get

Whilst the online photos may look amazing, it is buyer beware if you are ordering something from a website offering a dream dress for next to nothing. We’ve all heard or experienced the horror stories of ordering something online and it arrives and looks nothing like the pictures.

With your wedding day being one of the most important and special days of your life, the last thing you need is a hideous dress arriving that is vastly different to what you expected! It’s not worth the risk and it’s not worth the added stress of looking for a replacement dress if what arrives doesn’t fit, doesn’t meet your requirements or simply isn’t your dream dress!

Plus getting alterations once it arrives (if there’s anything to salvage!) can cause added stress and run additional costs that you hadn’t factored in upon purchase.

  1. Evoking the senses – touch and feel you in the dress

The moment you walk into the store you evoke your sense of touch. To be able to touch and feel fabrics, and see the quality of the gown you are purchasing, is simply something that you just can’t get when purchasing online.

We’ve had women report that they tried on a dress they never would have thought they would like if they saw a picture and they just “knew” it was the perfect dress for them.

Once you feel the fabrics and touch the materials, you’ll just know what feels right for you against your skin and what sits right on your body shape.

  1. Tailored to your body Shape

One of the most important reasons to choose boutique wedding dress stores over online shopping is that you are able to try on the dress. It sounds so simple, but it is so important! Even in the same size, a wedding dress won’t fit every body shape the same. The material won’t sit over everyone’s unique curves in the exact same way.

That’s why it’s so important to try on a range of dresses and feel what it’s like to wear them. Shopping online can leave you with a dress that either doesn’t fit or is horribly uncomfortable to wear on your big day (or both!).

You want your day to be the most memorable day of your life, and you want to make sure THE DRESS is absolutely perfect! Online shopping is risky when it comes to getting the right, flattering fit for your unique shape.

  1. Bridal experience

The experience of gathering your mum and your bridal party together in a beautiful boutique bridal shop is something you’ve probably been picturing your whole life. As far as planning a wedding goes, trying on gorgeous dresses until you find that perfect fit is one of the best and most exciting aspects of the process!

Shopping online takes this whole experience away from you. It’s a moment in a woman’s life that she will truly never forget. It’s an uplifting and unifying experience that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. Only a boutique wedding gown store can offer you this incredible experience.

If you want to immerse yourself in the whole experience of trying on our beautiful gowns, running your fingers over the spectacularly crafted and intricate designs and knowing exactly what you’re getting on your big day (no surprises!) then come visit us at Miss Bella Bridal.

We find the perfect fit for you; no matter your style, shape or size. Our staff are friendly, supportive and knowledgeable and they understand just how important finding that perfect dress truly is for you.