1. Set a Budget

Before you start looking at all of these gorgeous dresses, take a look at your wedding budget and set a number you’re willing to spend on your wedding gown. This will not only narrow your choices (such an endless amount of beautiful gowns out there) but also help you find your dream wedding dress! Very good advice is to not try dresses that are way above your budget as you may fall in love and not be able to find later anything else you may like.

2. Start Shopping 9-12 Months Ahead (If You Can)

Your wedding dress will be made especially to your order, so please keep in mind it takes time. We work with international designers who receive many orders daily. It takes anything from 5-8 months to have your dress made (there are exceptions and ways of having it done faster sometimes, ask in the store). Additionally to that timeframe, we have to add shipping time and time for alterations (4-8 weeks)Your gown could take up to 12 months to be ready.

a model wearing bridal dress of Prive Atelier Bridal & Couture

3. Do Your Research

Overwhelmed by the endless options and don’t know where to start? Think about your venue and the look you would like to present yourself during your Big Day! Get some ideas from Instagram, and Pinterest websites and don't forget to scroll through our dress to make sure you can find in the store what you're looking for, or have it designed by our international designer.

a model standing on stairs showing Bridal Gown made by Prive Atelier Bridal & Couture

4. Make sure you book your Bridal Salon Appointments

Try to schedule your bridal salon appointments, but not too many in one day, 2-3 maximum. You don't want to be overwhelmed by the amount of dresses. Don't forget it's something to be enjoyed!


5. Choose Your Bride Tribe Wisely

Take special care when you select which guests will join you on this wedding dress hunt. Please make sure to not bring more than 3 guests, as we have limited space in the shop. Make sure your bride tribe is uplifting, understands who you are, what you like, and understand that this day is about you choosing your gown.

a model wearing wedding dress made by Prive Atelier Bridal & Couture