Shopping for your gown should be fun!
We asked Henry Roth for some helpful tips .
If you are buying a gown at a store, then by appointment is absolutely the way to go. Even if the store does not operate appointment only, it does not hurt to ask. Appointments allow for structure. When you have your time allocated properly, you will be able to visit one location to the next which keeps the focus on the gowns rather than rushing around.
Setting up your appointments for success
Please know these are just my thoughts, it helps to act as a guideline and here I go… It’s wonderful to turn your appointment into a party and have a group of people help you choose your gown but trust me it’s not necessarily doing you a favour. Keep it to a small, succinct, tight knit group that includes your mother, best friend, or your sister. Realize if you have asked people to come help you and honestly give their opinion then they are going to honestly want to give it to you. Go with the mindset that at the end of the day, making the ultimate decision deferring to ones you can trust doesn’t have to be a unanimous decision.
Lining up your dream dresses in a row
Don’t assume gowns you have shortlisted are definitely going to be in-store. When you make your appointment, please make sure that you advise store on gowns that you love and are hoping to see. Although they can’t promise all the requested gowns, it does give them notice and an opportunity to make sure that they have as many of these gowns or like ones ready to go.
Expect the unexpected, go with an open mind
You may have a shortlist of styles and shapes but what I endorse is to try something you would never have considered. When you start with your appointment, trust me start with three dresses. If it’s the first time round, start with three different silhouettes: ballgown, straight and a-line.
How do I know it’s my dress and when do I know when to stop
I believe that choosing your gown is definitely stressful and add pressure to the whole wedding process itself but in a strange way it’s a gift. At times, maintaining a positive outlook and balancing your spouse, in-laws and own family can be like walking a tightrope. It’s the skill set of diplomacy, balance, resolve and confidence that builds up along the way; with that said, you will know when it is your dress. You will know how you feel and that no one should talk you into it or out of it. Once you have found the gown, that’s it. It’s done. As they say, when you found the groom, did you go shopping for more.
Good luck, good journeys, wonderful discoveries and on the day you’ll never forget…rock your frock!
For more helpful tips, visit Henry’s gown tips page.
About the designers
As holocaust survivors, Joseph and Aneta Weinreich found themselves in Australia with the freedom to move forth with an idea of fashioning women’s special occasion dresses. Henri Josef (Henry Roth), their Sydney based bridal house, reflects this family’s passion and attention to detail. From their humble beginnings, they have have managed to become one of the longest running Australian fashion design houses with nearly sixty years of making women look and feel fabulous. Today’s Henry Roth creations are a family-based collaborative effort with siblings, Michelle and Henry offering their expertise as well. If there success in Sydney wasn’t enough, Michelle and Henry have created two well known and respected brands – “Michelle Roth Couture” and “Henry Roth” here in Manhattan. To learn more about this dynamic duo, click here.
We at Hallak Cleaners have been fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working with them over the years and look forward to an ever-growing friendship.