A Guide to Finding The Perfect Wedding Dress

Congratulations, you're embarking on a beautiful journey to becoming a Mrs and we are thrilled that you have found us on your search for wedding dresses in Birmingham. Although some readers may have been married previously, we understand that for many of you, this will be the first time you have ever had to look for a wedding dress - which is why we have put together this step-by-step guide to finding the perfect one.

1. Have A Budget In Mind

Although this will most probably be the most expensive item of clothing you have ever purchased, costs can vary from the low hundreds into the tens of thousands. It is important that you have an idea of budget before setting out for appointments at bridal boutiques as this may well influence the designers you choose to consider and therefore the boutiques you would like to visit. A good starting point is allocating around 10% of the total wedding budget for your dress.

At Lief bridal boutique in Birmingham, we currently sell dresses that start from £250 in the sale and go upto £1500 for brand new collection wedding dresses from designers such as Catherine Parry, Mark Lesley, Benjamin Roberts and Bianco Evento.

2. Create A Style Board

Throw yourself into the wonderful world of Pinterest, Instagram, grab the latest wedding magazines and a pair of scissors and start gathering screen grabs/cut outs of the dresses you like the look of. Hopefully you will start to see a pattern emerge of common themes. Whether it be wedding dresses with sleeves, backless wedding dresses, princess wedding dresses or sleek and fitted silhouettes. Simple versus heavily embellished, lace or satin. Once you have a Pinterest board or physical style board made up with examples of the dresses you like, take this along to the bridal appointment to give yo