I recommend brides start shopping for their outfits 5-6 months in advance. They should place their order 4-5 months in advance.
I recommend keeping your group as small as possible and only bringing your closest friends and family. Ideally 2 people is more than enough. I find that when brides bring more people they actually end up leaving more overwhelmed than when they came in because of all of the opinions that were being thrown at them.
If you are purchasing 4-5 months in advance than 2-3 fittings is more than enough. It all depends on the bride and if she is fluctuating in weight. Most of our pieces are ready to purchase so it really is just a one fitting if the bride needed alterations.
Do your research. I recommend going around trying on different silhouettes, and choosing the one that makes you feel the most comfortable. I feel like a lot of brides already know what they want for their big day because they have been planning this day for their entire life. Once you start experimenting with different styles, we'll know the right fit for you based on how you react to the piece and how your energy changes.
If you are purchasing your piece 5-6 months in advance trends are usually pretty consistent through out the same year.
Comfortable and Chill
Ruffles, light weight fabrics like organzas and slit skirts.One tip for brides Stay true to yourself. You will have many people telling you what to wear, but remember who you are , and who you want to be as a bride.