Getting Ready: Dress Practice - Josiah & Steph Photography
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Let’s have a quick heart to heart. We fully believe in the phrase, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” That has rang true quite often in our lives and we don’t like it. Now, the topic of wedding dress practice might sound weird, but let’s think about this for a second. This isn’t just your average dress that you’re putting on. It’s a much more complex dress, most likely. If it has a zipper then it’s still probably pretty easy, but it would still have a bustle. This is where practice comes in.

If a firefighter never practiced getting into their gear, it would take them forever right? What about an astronaut? If they don’t know how to gear up then there could be a safety risk if they didn’t properly put their suit on. Now sure, this isn’t as lifethreatening as those two examples, but the principle holds true. If you practice getting into your wedding dress before the wedding day it will instantly cut down on your stress and boost your confidence. The person buttoning or lacing up the back of your dress will know exactly what to do and the person bustle the dress will know where all of the hooks are. We highly recommend getting together a few days before the wedding and making sure everyone knows what they’re doing.

When it comes to choosing your wedding dress, it’s also important to think about the timing and ease of getting it on and off. We’ve found that a zip up dress is easiest (obviously). A button up back or a button up with a zip is the next tier of difficulty and time consuming. Bring a crochet hook with you to easily button up the back. Lastly, a lace up back we’ve seen take as long as 45 minutes because they didn’t know what they were doing when they were getting the dress on. That’s the most difficult and we don’t want that to happen to you. Practice getting in the dress before the wedding and things will go much smoother on the wedding day.

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Getting Ready: Dress Practice

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