Designer Savannah Miller reveals all.
Shopping for a wedding dress is a bit of a minefield. You go in all optimistic, thinking you’ll leave with your dream dress, only to leaving feeling deflated and empty-handed. A bit like a visit to Ikea really.
So, while we were catching up with bridal designer Savannah Miller at the launch of her first Nine bridal collection for Debenhams, we thought we’d ask for her top tips for brides-to-be.
She revealed the biggest mistake most brides make, and it’s a bit of a shocker. Apparently, you really shouldn’t be bringing your friends with you. At all.
‘Go it alone, or take one friend,’ she said. ‘The inclination is to get so excited and take your whole bridal party to the fitting, and then you’ve got 10 people saying “I don’t like it”.’
She continued, ’It’s so overwhelming and confusing trying on wedding dresses, so it’s important to try them on in a calm, relaxed environment.’
Instead, narrow it down to a selection, and then involve your friends.
Another big no no when trying on wedding dresses? Picking a design that’s pretty, but super uncomfortable.
Savannah says, ‘It’s so easy to get a dress that’s beautiful but you can’t eat in. It’s about making yourself the best version of yourself you can be, not someone radically different.’
We’ll toast to that!