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Virtual bridal appointments

It is no surprise virtual bridal appointments have become increasingly popular in recent months, with the global restrictions in place when it comes to non-essential shops. But we think that this novel way of shopping has a lot of benefits and truly is here to stay. Of course, nothing beats the in-store bespoke experience, however, a virtual bridal appointment may well be the best way to start your all-important search for the one. The dress of course, assuming you have already found the dream partner?

BRIDAL

Virtual bridal appointments

It is no surprise virtual bridal appointments have become increasingly popular in recent months, with the global restrictions in place when it comes to non-essential shops. But we think that this novel way of shopping has a lot of benefits and truly is here to stay. Of course, nothing beats the in-store bespoke experience, however, a virtual bridal appointment may well be the best way to start your all-important search for the one. The dress of course, assuming you have already found the dream partner?

What is a virtual bridal appointment

You may be wondering what a virtual bridal appointment, as it is unlikely you have had to book one before. But times have changed and now it is a necessity, as well as a convenient way to decide on your big day dress.

  1. 1. You will meet your own Shopping Advisor via video from the comfort of your own home, at a click away, be it on a laptop, iPad or phone. You can email or call our Studio to make a virtual appointment at a convenient time for you, be it during the week or weekends.
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  3. 2. You can have a dedicated Bridal Expert on hand to give you a virtual tour of the boutique, go through our made to measure or bespoke bridal options and give your personalised advice. Our Private Client Managers are very knowledgeable about micro-weddings too and can share all their best tips.
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  5. 3. Our team can connect with you and follow up with your favourite communication tools - FaceTime, Zoom, What’s app, Email, etc.

Why a virtual bridal appointment

Aside from the fact that you probably have a wedding to plan, and no choice other than a virtual appointment, online shopping and at-home trying if your preferred stores are currently closed, we can see so many reasons why this could be the perfect way to find your dream dress:

  1. 1. You can discover different brands without commitment, learning about what they do best and if their styles are right for you. Our virtual appointments are free of charge and our experienced team will guide you throughout your search process.
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  3. 2. Once you have selected styles you like, you can try them on consignment in your own time, at home, without any stress or pressure. You can also take pictures and videos in different angles to revisit later.
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  5. 3. You can take this opportunity to try your potential wedding dress with your own accessories, shoes and jewellery.
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  7. 4. You can explore other pieces for your bridal weekend, from structured jumpsuits or smart tailoring for your civil ceremony to all-over-sequin dazzling after-party numbers and playful minis for your rehearsal dinner. Or perhaps you are planning an elevated mini-mony now and a grand celebration party in a few months’ time. Either way, you have come to the right place and our Bridal Experts will be on hand to guide you through all the options.
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  9. 5. You can also set up a virtual appointment for your bridal party, to find the perfect bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride outfits.

How to set up a virtual bridal appointment

We’d like to think we are experts in the field of virtual bridal appointments by now so we have rounded up some ideas to make it extra special:

  1. 1. This may be a virtual appointment but by now we have had enough Zoom cocktails to know that you can have a fabulous party by sharing the experience with your bridesmaids, whether it is virtually or with your bridal bubble in person.
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  3. 2. Ensure you have champagne at hand & make it fun and special, maybe with some macarons and putting together mood boards with your bride tribe. These will be cherished memories for years to come.
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  5. 3. You can decide to show only the best options to your family and bridal party, and eliminate any you really don’t like so you are not confused by other opinions and trust your instincts. Sometimes that isn’t possible in an appointment in-store.
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  7. 4. Make sure you have an initial virtual consultation so that when it comes to trying the dresses on, you have an edited and curated selection and don’t waste any time.
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  9. 5. Finally, basic but crucial: make sure you have a good internet connection and all your questions in writing at hand so you are ready to focus on your appointment and fall in love with your dream dress.

Tips on choosing your dream wedding dress

Now you are on board with the idea of a virtual appointment, start thinking about what your dream dress might be. Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction:

  1. 1. Follow your heart and your instinct, always. There is a reason why everyone tells you that when you find the one, you’ll know!
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  3. 2. Highlight your best features, and don’t worry about the rest.
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  5. 3. Don’t wear a ‘costume’, this should be the best version of you but still you. If you wear minimalist, well cut, sleek clothes day to day, why wear frills and volume for your big day? If you are all about special details and luxe textures, stick to that. And so on.
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  7. 4. Have the dress tailored if needed so it fits perfectly. Never wear something too tight, go a size larger so you are comfortable and then have it tailored to fit to perfection.
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  9. 5. Let your personality shine through with thoughtful touches, from family heirloom jewellery to an oversized bow in your hair, a red lip or bejewelled heels.
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  11. 6. Have fun with the events surrounding the wedding like the dinner rehearsal, the after-party, the civil ceremony. There is less pressure with these so you can experiment and be playful.

 

Book an appointment with our Private Clients Team to view our White Collection and begin your wedding dress journey.

 

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Galvan wedding dresses start at: £675 / $995.

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Alizé Wilkinson

Author

Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.