What's Next After Getting Engaged When You're Ready To Find The One?

What's Next After Getting Engaged When You're Ready To Find The One?

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Jul 05, 2021

What's Next After Getting Engaged When You're Ready To Find The One


Finding your dress is one of the most intimate experiences of the wedding planning process and we know that it can feel a bit overwhelming and intimidating if you’ve never gone dress shopping before!


We’re here to break down what’s next after getting engaged when you’re ready to find the one!



1. Set a Wedding Date

Before you jump into finding the perfect dress, we do recommend having your wedding date set. 


As our gowns are special ordered for you and can take approximately 5-7 months to arrive from the designer, your stylist will want to have an idea of your timeframe. Having your venue picked out and a date set can also help you when deciding on the perfect gown (for example, is it a winter wedding and you'll want a gown with sleeves?)


2. Book your appointment

When you have a wedding date set, it’s time to book your appointment with us!


We recommend beginning to shop for your wedding dress 10-12 months prior to your wedding date to allow time for your gown to arrive from the designer as well as time for alterations.


Getting married sooner? Check out our blog post on when to start shopping for your wedding dress and the options we have for our brides!


3. Start gathering inspiration!

 This is where the fun begins! Whether you have been gathering inspiration for a while or are just getting started on your Pinterest wedding board, gathering inspiration is one of the most fun (and important) parts of shopping for your wedding dress!


Everything from the silhouette to the embellishments, see what your eye is drawn to and leave it up to your stylist to pull the perfect gowns for you!


Charlotte’s Tip: Don’t use this as a checklist of everything your gown has to have, instead, use this process to guide you towards the different elements of gowns that you’re drawn to. Don’t box yourself in with certain details and embellishments you think your gown must have, you never know what you’ll slip into and fall in love with!


Looking for a place to start? Check out this blog post for the wedding dresses that will look best on your silhouette or take a look at our designers featured at Charlotte's!


4. Trust in your stylist

 Your stylist is here with you every step of the way, starting with a Zoom or phone call prior to your appointment to get to know you, to pulling gowns based on what you were drawn to from silhouettes to embellishments, to even after you say yes and all the way up until “I-Do!”


We’re so excited for you to begin this new chapter in your life, but also the journey to becoming a Charlotte’s Bride! 


Questions? Email bridal@charlottesweddings.com or call 503.297.9622