Walking into Garnish Boutique is like walking into your dream home. It's decorated like all of the most popular Pinterest pins with white washed hardwood floors, cozy couches with lush fur covers and a dream worthy patterned carpet. I basically want to live at Garnish; the bonus is the dress selection. There is no "off limits" section of the store because Garnish has all of their dresses (regardless of price point) woven throughout. This keeps the vibe chill and curbs the nerves. Because Garnish only books one appointment at a time, you can comfortably bring a larger party shopping with you. You also get personalized attention because you are the only bride in the salon. I'm not sure why, but every time I went dress shopping, I never tried my favorite dress on first. It helped me ease into the day and was kind of a warm up.
Savor the moment. My dress shopping tips for you:
Do your hair and makeup. It will give you that extra boost of confidence you need to feel beautiful and really envision how you will look on your wedding day.
Screw the shoes. It’s not like you’ll be getting fitted that day. Don’t worry about bringing the perfect pair of shoes with you. You’ll pick the dress and return for fittings later. Plus, picking the dress will dictate what shoes you will choose anyway.
Salons will provide you with a bra for shopping. Don’t stress about that.
There will be dresses that fit you at the salon. Garnish had samples of all different sizes.
Try your favorite dress on twice and savor every moment of the day.
Go to brunch after and drink all of the champagne.