What To Do When You Find Your Wedding Dress Before Your Venue

Aug 1, 2016

Occasionally, brides walk into their bridal appointments before choosing their venue and feel stressed about finding their wedding dress before even stepping into a fitting room. Maybe they can’t find a venue that meets all of their wants, or maybe they’ve seen too many options. When K&B works with these brides, we know that the appointment can go one of two ways. Either the bride finds the dress and checks it off of her to-do list, or she feels lost and unable to make a decision without the focus of her wedding, the venue. How can brides make big decisions about the day-of and keep their wedding planning on track without a venue?


If you’re having trouble finding a venue that you love, use your dress as the basis for all future wedding decisions. It’s your day, so make yourself the focus rather than thinking of the venue as the first decision you have to make. Considering your dress as the focus of your wedding isn’t hard to understand when you’re just thinking about the dress. But brides have trouble committing to basing their decisions on the dress when they think about fitting every detail together. What type of vibe do you want for your wedding – evening, rustic, outdoor, or garden party? The venue has a lot of control over your wedding, but remember that the wedding is about you and your fiancee. Once you’ve found a dress that has everything you want, the rest of your wedding will build from the dress.

A photo posted by K&B Bridals (@kandbbridals) on Feb 29, 2016 at 6:30am PST

Making big wedding decisions feels scary and stressful without a direction to work from. That’s why, if you haven’t found the right venue for you, make the decision to build the rest of your wedding around your dress. Finding the wedding dress before worrying about these other questions puts less stress on the dress buying experience. Not to mention, focusing on one decision at a time will keep you on track for crossing off decisions from your wedding checklist. Remember that, if you love your wedding dress, everything else falls into place.

For tips on narrowing down the options at your bridal appointment, check out Saying Yes to the Dress When You Like Everything at Your Bridal Appointment.