Wedding dress buying guide
by Mimi Toko
1. When to start shopping
2. Do your research
3. Book an appointment
At Mimi Toko we do exclusive appointments this means you will have the boutique to yourself for two hours with no interruptions, that way we can focus our attention all on you.
Due to this appointments need to be booked in advance, either through our website, or simple call or email us. As you can imagine weekend appointments are most popular and book up quickly so it is always best to book in advance
4. Set a budget
5. Plan ahead
6. Bride tribe
7. Forget about sizing
8. Move Around
9. Take pictures
At Mimi Toko we allow for brides to take pictures of dresses they like, this helps when you get home to have a look back over your favourites to help choose the perfect dress. Not all boutiques allow this so you must remember to ask before taking selfies.
If I’m completely honest a short video is even better than a picture, you can see all angles and how the dress moves with you.
We carry out all of our brides alterations at the boutique (some shops do not do this so you will have to source your own seamstress – good question to ask at your first appointments elsewhere)
It is important to make sure you have your wedding shoes and underwear you plan to wear on the day with you at your fitting appointments.
We start fittings around 12-8 weeks before your wedding, and on average you will have 2-3 fitting appointments to make sure your dress fits perfectly.
Hope our top ten tips have helped, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.