Anna bella Advices

Making the wedding dress is a long process that is why we recommend you to start your search at least 6 months before your wedding. The more time you give yourself, the better. Here is some tips what we recommend what makes your experience more enjoyable and productive:
  • Less audience is better. Take a couple of your closest people. Avoid bringing an entourage to your appointments because a large group can often make shopping for a dress more difficult and even overwhelming.
  • Try first different styles and then look for details. In our salon it is possible to make the dresses shorter and to change smaller details.
  •  Dress has to be comfortable. While trying on dresses, try to sit down, lifting your arms and dancing a little. These are all things you are going to be doing on your wedding day and you do not want to be uncomfortable and our bridal consultants are happy to help you.
  • Keep an open mind while trying on dresses. Put on dresses in different silhouettes and fabrics. Also when the dress size is too small or big we recommend you to try it to see how the model fits you body type. The consultants will fit the dress as best they can so that you will be able to envision how it will look in your size. Also in our salon you can order dresses in different sizes.
  • Remember that a dress on a model in a magazine may look completely different once you try something similar on. Keep an open mind and try on a variety of gowns styles.
  • Bring similar shoes what you plan to wear. The right length of the dress helps you to see how you are going to look on your wedding day.
  • Bring similar undergarments what you are going to wear on your wedding day. We recommend you to choose bra without any straps. Prefer lighter colors and texture.
  • Pull your hair up when you come to our salon. It is easier to get in and out of gowns when you have your hair up. We also recommend you to not wear any make up, because make up can make stain on the dress.
  • Plan ahead what different salons offer. For the extra information it is easier to call. Prefer salons that sells new dresses to feel special on your wedding day.
  • Try different colors and pic out the one what suits your hair and skin tone.
  • We recommend that do not try too many dresses because it may make your decision making really complicate.
  • Enjoy! We really would like you to enjoy the process of dress shopping . Relax and enjoy- everybody has the One .

The most important tip is to always trust your instinct or advice of your closest friends. Be sure that you can see yourself walking down the aisle in that particular gown and enjoy your wedding day.

Wedding dress is one of the most meaningful and remembered parts of your wedding. Here is some steps to think trough before dress shopping:
  • Set the wedding date. For example wedding date can define what kind of dress you are going to wear or what colour. We recommend to wear lighter fabrics and short dresses for the summer wedding . For the winter wedding is better to choose snowwhite dresses and stronger fabrics.
  • Talk to your fiancé and decide what kind of dress you prefer, what style suit he is going to wear and what kind of wedding you would like to have. Agreements helps to find the right dress for you
  • Choose the wedding location (venue). The specific wedding style and venue you choose will reduse your wedding dress options. For example if you are going to have your wedding in the… then you can have a big ballgown to fit the venue. For the beach wedding we recommend to choose lighter fabrics and styles.
  • Set the budget.
  • Pick out the fabric you prefer. Look online and browse through some bridal magazines to find dresses you like. Print out few pictures to take with you when you start shopping.
  • Once you know when and where you are going to wear your wedding dress, what kind of wedding you would like to have and how much you would like to spend, you are ready for the fun part…wedding dress shopping!

There is many wrong hearsays about the crinolines that they are inconvenient and big. But really it has many functions to make your wedding day more comfortable. Good things about the crinolines:
  • Crinolines helps to keep the form of the dress
  • Crinolines helps to keep breathing space for the legs what is really important during the summer.
  • Crinolines pushes the dress fabric away from the legs what makes walking and dancing easier.

When lifting your skirts, make sure that you grab all of the hoops and fabric together. Move slowly and elegantly.

In our salon we have different kind of crinolones and we are sure that you will find the right on for you.

  • Take the dress out from the bag and if its possible hang the dress a full –length.
  • If the dress needs ironing we recommend to use a steam iron at lower temperature (*), ironing every layer of the dress separately
  • Before the ironing check if the steam iron is clean and it is recommended to use distilled water.
  • If its possible turn the dress inside out to avoid stains during the ironing.
  • Start ironing the dress from the skirt and after that the corset part. If ironing the corset reduce temperature to prevent any damage to laces, beads or any other decorations.
  • After ironing hang the dress full –length to avoid wrinkles.
  • Ironing services is provided by many different companies.

  • We recommend that you have your hair and make up done before you are going to put the dress on.
  • Before putting the dress on, make sure that you are on a clean surface.
  • Put the dress on from bottom to top, to avoid any make-up marks.
  • If possible , ask someone to assist you.
  • If you have an underskirt, then put that on from bottom to top after the dress.
  • Underskirt should be near the hips.
  • If you can see the underskirt from the bottom of the dress, then adjust the height of the underskirt.
  • Before tying up the corset make sure that your dress lining is straight.
  • Adjust the height of the corset from the chest and hold it in place until it is tied.
  • We recommend that someone assists you.
  • Before closing the zipper we recommend you to tie the corset first If your dress don`t have a zipper then start tying up the corset first. (look illustration 1) and after that close the zipper.
  • Because it is an adjustable corset, we recommend you to pull the ribbon from top to bottom, leaving some space to breath, because one of the most important things is to feel comfortable on your wedding day.
  • After tying up your corset tie a knot or make a nice bow, because then the corset will stay in place.
  • For the pregnant brides we recommend to pull the corset only from the chest part and then tie a knot. After that continue tying your corset without pulling ribbons so you can have breathing space (look illustration 2)
  • After the corset tightening there`s going to be some excess fabric what we recommend you to push on the sides  (look illustration 3).
  • Because the corset is adjustable, it may be that you`re going to have some excess fabric what we recommend you to push on the sides to have a clean and smooth looking corset.
  • Finally check that all the layers of the dress are straight and will not be caught in the underskirt.
  • After you have your dress on we recommend for you to sightly pull the dress up while walking to avoid any possible stains.

 

Illustration 1. How to tie the corset ribbon.

  • Put the corset laces trought the first two holes and makse sure that the ribbons are the same length on both sides.
  • You should start tying up your corset from the top to bottom.

 

Illustration 2. Corset tying for pregnant brides

  • The knot should be under your chest area, because you need to pull more from your chest and leave some space for the stomach.
  • After that continue tying your corset without pulling ribbon so you can have breathing space

 

Illustration 3. Excess fabric

  • Because the corset is adjustable, it may be that you`re going to have some excess fabric what we recommend you to push on the sides to have a clean and smooth looking corset.

  • Turn your dress inside out and let it hang full-length.
  • You can keep your dress in a long bag or in a large box , to avoid dust getting onto your dress.
  • Do not store your dress in a plastic or vacuum bag, to avoid your dress going yellow and developing mold.
  • Keep your dress in a cool and dry location.
  • Do not store your dress in a attic, basement or in other humid places.
  • Do not store your dress under direct sunlight.

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We are happy to announce that Anna-Bella Salon has been selected as the winner of the Pulmad.ee Aasta Tegija 2019 in the category of “Design Wedding Dresses”! 😍

We are very grateful to all of our brides, thank you for your trust! 🙏