Monique Lhuillier's Surefire Shopping Tips for Buying the Gown of Your Dreams
She's been designing timeless dresses for nearly 20 years and married equally as long. Trust us, she knows a thing or two about finding the one.
Set Out With an Open Mind
"It's a different day and age from when I was a bride twenty years ago. Today, with social media, brides are so savvy. They see so many images and put mood boards together to bring to the salon. It's great that they do all that research, but it's a bonus to go in with an open mind."
Pictured: Bride Whitney wearing a blush silk jacquard "Peony" trumpet gown by Monique Lhuillier.
Know What Type of Wedding You're Having
"Decide if you're having a destination wedding, one in an outdoor or more intimate setting, or one that's a big ballroom affair. The venue and location should play some kind of role in finding the right dress."
Pictured: Emily stuns in a strapless lace Monique Lhuillier gown with a matching capelet.
Sample Dresses of all Shapes by a Variety of Designers
"Try on all sorts of silhouettes to see which one makes you feel the most stunning."
Pictured: A light-grey lace Monique Lhuillier gown was Sarah's choice for her big day.
Pay Attention to How You Feel
"When I shopped for my wedding gown, I knew I wanted to feel really special and beautiful in my dress, but not the specific look I was going for."
Pictured: Bride Annie wearing Monique Lhuillier.
Let the Dress Pick You
"I was a 21 year-old looking for the dress of my dreams, and I wanted it to be very unique but to have a traditional element to it. It's hard to describe, but I think my dress found me, because after trying on a few, I felt exceptional in one, and that's ultimately the one I chose."
Pictured: Actress Casey Wilson wearing Monique Lhuillier.
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