With a vast number of dresses and designers available to order online these days, finding the bridal dress of your dreams has never been easier. Saying that though, it can be overwhelming especially if you’re worried about how to go from an idea to a purchase. If this sounds like you, check out our tips below!

Find inspiration

The very first thing that most brides will do, regardless of if they’re planning to buy online or in-person is to find some inspiration! Pinterest will be your best friend when buying your wedding dresses online. Simply make a new board and save all dresses that catch your eye. Another option is going the “old-school” route and cutting out dresses you like from magazines or bridal catalogues.

Figure out your favourite design elements

After scouring the internet (for what probably feels like forever) take a look at your board and try and make a list of any re-occurring trends. Maybe you are saving gowns with full, A-Line skirts, or maybe you notice a lot of lace, sleeves or sweetheart necklines. This doesn’t mean you have to go with a dress that has all of these elements- but it’s really helpful to know when you’re just starting out.

Work out your budget

The next thing to figure out is how much of your wedding budget you’re willing to spend on your wedding dress. This will help you narrow down your search to specific designers and retailers! The beauty of online shopping is that there are no surprises with pricing; you know exactly how much the dress will cost which is super helpful with planning.

Read reviews from other customers

So, you think you’ve found the online retailer that you’ll buy your dress from; their price range is great and the dresses are totally your style! Reading through reviews from previous customers, and checking their social media is a great way to make sure that the a) the shop is legit and b) that they have killer customer service.

Get your measurements taken

Getting your measurements correctly taken by a professional seamstress or tailoring business will help ensure the best fit for your wedding dress. If that’s not possible, get a friend or family member to measure you with the how to measure guide.


Talk to a Sentani stylist

With your measurements recorded, you can now check the brands size chart, to pick your size! It’s at this stage we’d recommend reaching out to a Sentani stylist via email, our live chat or phone. You can provide our team with your measurements and we can provide you with advice on what size we think would be the best fit for you. Remember, most customers find that they can be between sizes, or a different size to their normal clothing. This is totally normal, so don’t stress! Our team is super experienced styling from petite to plus size, so we can help with any query you may have. 

Phone: (07) 3076 8719 | Email: customerservice@sentani.com.au

April 28, 2021 — Sentani Boutique
Tags: Weddings

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