Elopements have become increasingly popular in recent years. But, it leaves many brides wondering, how do I find a dress?! Some of you may be on a short timeline, while others are wondering what they should wear for a destination elopement. It can definitely be tricky to think about finding the perfect dress to wear for your elopement!
How to Find an Elopement Wedding Dress
Here are all of our tips for finding an elopement wedding dress!
Visit a bridal shop's sample sale
Who says you can't have wear a wedding dress when you elope?! Many brides who are eloping feel like they can't wear a regular wedding dress when they are eloping, and that is absolutely not true. You can wear anything that you want to!
However, if you're eloping, you may be on a tight timeline or budget. That's why sample sales are ideal for shopping for an elopement dress! They give you the chance to bring home your dream gown that day with you at a discounted price. This gives you the chance to get any alterations that you may need done right away!
If you're in the greater Baltimore area, we have our biggest sample sale of the year coming up from July 9-18, 2021! This is happening at both of our locations: Bel Air and Hagerstown. Our in-stock wedding dresses will be discounted up to 80% off!
Contact bridal shops to discuss options
Contact various bridal shops in your area to ask them about the options that they have for you. More and more bridal shops know that elopements have become increasingly popular, so they are carrying gowns that are ideal for that! Many bridal shops have more lightweight, simple gowns, budget-friendly gowns, and gowns that are perfect for a destination elopement. It's good to have an idea of the options that are available to you before you settle for something that is less than what you want!
Think about what's most important to you
It's important to think about what is most important to you in your elopement wedding gown. If comfort and flexibility are most important to you, then you will probably be looking for an A-line silhouette. If you are absolutely set on having a non-traditional dress, then it will be important to focus on finding shops that offer those.
Keep your timeline in mind
When you're trying to find a dress, it's crucial to think about your timeline. How soon are you getting married? If it's within the next couple of months, then you'll need to make sure that you purchase a gown that is already in-stock and get your alterations figured out ASAP. If you have a little bit of a longer timeline, then you will have some more flexibility when it comes to those things!
Consider the destination & season of your elopement
Finally, you'll want to think about where you're eloping and what the climate is like. If it's in a colder climate, then layers will be crucial. If it will be hot where you're eloping, then you will definitely want to find something lightweight.
You'll also want to consider travel. Do you have a way to keep your dress safe on the plane? These are all things to think about before you buy a dress!
When it comes down to it, the most important thing to consider when finding an elopement gown is what you want. An elopement is just as important and special as a traditional wedding is. You're marrying the love of your life, and you deserve to feel as beautiful as possible! If that means that you'll be wearing a princess ballgown, then so be it! The most important thing is that you feel confident and beautiful.