Wedding preparations are often exhausting, but some
people tend not to realize this because of the excitement
and energy in the air. Along with the other preparations,
the hunt for an appropriate wedding salon that will
provide the bride and her bridesmaids with all the necessary
dress materials, make up, hairstyle and accessories
in one stop, without having to deal with multiple stores,
is a must. However, finding a salon that will suit all
your needs will require you to visit a few of them and
find out more about the different mix of services each
of them provides.
Tips to choose a good salon
To select the best bridal salon, you need to visit
a few reputable shops in your town and inquire about
the following features:
You need to see whether the salon you are visiting
caters to customers by appointment or on a first-come-first
Secondly, you should get the details regarding the
types and styles of dresses they provide. For instance,
do they specialize in conventional and ethnic wears
and accessories or have all the modern trends and designer
wears or have both of these categories?
Most of the salons have their own brochures, which
have details of their charges for various items such
as ready made gowns, costs for stitching a wedding dress,
charges for alterations or for which dresses alterations
are provided free.
In the bridal accessories section, you need to check
what they have on offer. Whether they provide complete
bridal gear and jewelry along with the gown, veil, shoes,
hairdo and make-up or not.
In case they deal only in ready made dresses and do
not have your size, you need to inquire if they could
order it for you and at what additional cost if any.
Most importantly, the cost estimate should be calculated
and cross checked to see if it fits your stipulated
Varieties of salons
There are various categories that salons can be divided
into. Some salons offer everything, right from the wedding
dress, shoes, veil and accessories, to the flower arrangements,
make-up, hairstyling, facial, massages, and a pre-wedding
sauna and spa. Some other salons specialize either in
dresses and accessories or in the pre-bridal body and
face makeover. It is not necessary that you utilize
all the facilities of the salon, as long as everything
you need will be provided by somebody. Most wedding
salons have a form where you can select all the services
you would like to sign up for and each of them is priced
separately. This form can also be a handy checklist,
not only for comparing the services offered by different
salons, but also as a handy reminder for whatever services
that may have overlooked.
A word of caution
When you enter a bridal salon and start trying out
a wedding gown, make sure you do not get influenced
by each and every comment made by the sales person.
It is their job to sell you a dress and its accessories
as fast as they can, especially from the most expensive
range. Try as many dresses as you can until you find
the one that pleases your persona and makes you feel
and look good. Always keep in mind that just because
some accessories are expensive that does not make them
automatically better. At times the most modest, simplest
and inexpensive range can be the most befitting for
your wedding gown and add charm to match your personality.