From the moment you become engaged to the moment you walk down the aisle, a lot happens. The process is fun and exciting, but it’s not always the fairy tale your wedding day will be. There’s a lot of work that goes into making the magic happen!

Overwhelmed with all you need to accomplish before your big day? We may not be able to help with all of it, but we do have one thing figured out at Blue Bridal Boutique: wedding dresses and bridal accessories. Visit us in Denver to shop wedding dresses and find the perfect one for you, but start with our blog first for all you need to know about buying a wedding dress.

Set Your Budget

You’ve likely established your wedding budget at this point, so now is the time to determine how much you’ll spend on your wedding dress. Don’t just fall in love with the dress and think the price tag is set, though — taxes and alterations will add extra, as well as shipping if needed.

Research Wedding Dress Styles

Have you had a Pinterest board for years? If so, you may know exactly what you want. If not, though, then you have a lot of options. Vintage wedding dresses? Mermaid wedding dresses? Princess wedding dresses? A-line wedding dresses? What does it all mean?? Check out our guide on wedding dress styles for help.

Gather Your Friends & Shop!

Your Pinterest board is organized now — it’s time to hit up bridal stores in Denver with your ideas in tow! Take your best friends and family members with you if you want, but don’t take too many people that you’ll become overwhelmed. They can help you decide if that lace wedding dress is right for you.

Buy Your Dress

You’re finally buying a wedding dress! You’ve researched, visited bridal shops, and found the perfect dress. Is it a backless wedding dress? A simple wedding dress? Whatever wedding dress style it is, we’re sure you’ll look beautiful. It’s about eight months until your wedding, and you can feel the excitement in the air!

Choose Hair Accessories & Shoes

Bridal veils, bridal hair accessories, wedding jewelry, and — of course — shoes should never be overlooked. As you find bridal accessories that work with your personal style, you’ll look perfect on your big day. It’s important to decide on pieces early on so you can prepare well for wedding dress alterations.

Get Alterations

When you buy a wedding dress, alterations are essential. Here’s what to know about dress alterations, and these are three must-have dress alterations. Follow this timeframe, and you’ll be in good shape.

  • First Fitting: three months to go
  • Second Fitting: six to eight weeks to go
  • Third Fitting: two to three weeks to go

And, last but not least, is picking up your wedding dress and getting married (finally!). When you visit Blue Bridal Boutique in Denver, we can help you with this process. Our bridalistas can assist with recommending wedding dress styles, bridal accessories, and more, and our in-house seamstress is available as well. Schedule an appointment if your wedding day is coming up soon!