As retailers around the country start to reopen and get back to business as usual, brides are also wondering how this will impact their weddings. That’s why we asked a few of our retailer friends to take over our IG and answer some of your questions. From how they are planning to reopen and what precautions they’re implementing, to what trends brides can expect in the coming months, these experts in bridal gave our followers the inside scoop.
We hope that these IG Q&A’s have been helpful to your brides during this uncertain time. We’re rounding up a few FAQ’s today, and sharing some more advice from our retailers in the hopes that our brides find the info they’re looking for.
“What should brides expect from their dress shopping appointments during COVID-19?”
Brides should expect to still find the dress of their dreams! Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and as retailers, we’re going to make dress shopping as fun and as memorable as we can. We will have some safety precautions in place and there will be social distancing, you can rest assured that your bridal appointment will be safe for everyone.
“Will my wedding dress arrive on time?”
Yes! We’re working hand-in-hand with designers to make sure no bride goes without her dream dress. Most retailers are also offering curbside or no contact pickups for those brides whose dresses are in.
“My wedding was postponed, will my dress still be appropriate for a winter wedding?”
Yes! It just takes some accessories to change up a look from summer to winter. Consider what shoes you’ll be wearing – maybe change from a sandal to a close-toed shoe. You can also add a fur wrap or a fun custom leather jacket to your look for some warmer layers while you’re taking photos. For 2020 and even 2021 brides, really anything goes! It’s your wedding, do what you want!
“How can brides find out when their local retailer is open again?”
First, use the store locator to find a wedding dresses store in your area. Then, give them a call or shoot them an email to see if they are booking future appointments for when local stay-at-home orders have ended. Lastly, follow your local boutique on social media! That’s the easiest place to find out when your store is reopening or if they are offering services like virtual appointments.
“Will brides have to wear masks during their bridal appointments?”
It depends on what your local retailer and community are required to do. Many retailers are asking that brides and guests wear masks so that both staff and customers remain healthy and to reduce the risk of spreading or contacting Coronavirus. But, definitely reach out to your store to see what safety measures they are putting place.
“My wedding was postponed. What should I do with my wedding dress in the meantime?”
Storage is key! If you have a dress that is made of crepe or silk, something that wrinkles easily, you will want to hang up the dress in a well-structured garment bag or lay it down in the bag. Adding layers of tissue paper between the layers of fabric is also a good idea but make sure you only use white tissue paper! Whatever you do, just make sure your dress has ample room in your closet and don’t forget to sneak a peek every now and again!