Vendor Spotlight: Bride To Be Couture {With Bonus Dress Searching Tips}

For all the newly engaged Brides-to-be out there – we are here for you! We know that the search for the perfect wedding dress can be exciting, confusing, and stressful all at the same time. But don’t worry because we have consulted with the talented Dina + Monica of Bride to be Couture for the inside scoop!

Although they are one of the youngest bridal shops in Sacramento area, Bride To Be Couture’s bridal collection will have you wanting to play dress up for hours! They have trending dresses from designers ranging from Enzoani to Allure. Their collection will bring your bridal dress fantasies to life. Not to mention, they’ve won the category on KCRA 3’s Sacramento A-List for Best Wedding Dresses in Sacramento for the past three years. Read along for all of their tips and tricks to help you find your perfect wedding dress.


{Photographer: Liz Zimbelman Photography}

{Dress: Allure Bridals}

{Venue: Vizcaya}


1. Know the Timeline for Dress Searching

Bride To Be Couture advises Brides to start the dress search process {ideally} one year before their wedding. This timeline is so long because most dresses you will have to order it and make alterations. You can expect 3 or 4 fittings in the span of a year.

2. Do your Homework Before Coming in for a Bridal Dress Appointment

We know it’s easy to jump into planning before doing any research because being newly engaged is so exciting! That’s why Bride To Be Couture advises Brides to do some daydreaming and “homework” before coming in for a bridal appointment. They tell their Brides to spend some time looking at Pinterest to build a better idea of what your ideal dress is. They even suggest bringing in a portfolio of photos that fits your vision. Even if you don’t recognize the pattern in the dresses you keep choosing, your stylist will! They use this to bring your vision to life.

3. Know your Pinterest Dress Limits

Creating a Pinterest board for wedding dresses is a total must, however Bride To Be Couture advises Brides to make sure they know their financial limits and timeline when choosing dresses. Specifically, for those dresses that you’re eyeing from a new featured collection, it is quite unlikely that they will show up in most bridal shops until months after. If you are interested in a specific gown, designer, or collection you should call and check in with your local bridal shops before making an appointment.

4. Keep Bridal Appointment Guests to a Minimum

Bridal appointments can be super exciting and surely you want everyone meaningful there. However, this day should be about you and YOUR vision. When there are big bridal appointment parties, there are many differing opinions that may cause confusion and frustration. Bride To Be Couture advises Brides to bring their 2-3 most trusted people. Whether it be dad, mom, best friend, sister, brother, etc! This way, the people that know you most will be able to bring your vision to life.

5. Be Open-minded, and Have Fun!

According to Bride To Be Couture, a big mistake that Brides make in during their bridal appointment is being close-minded. Surely, you will have specific styles that you are drawn to, but after many years in the industry, Bride To Be Couture knows that Brides so often end up choosing a dress that wasn’t what they were looking for. Wedding dress shopping is a huge deal and is such a special time so make the most of it!


After working with Bride to be Couture, we can truly see their passion for fashion and love for every bride that comes into their store. They are truly a one stop shop for all of your bridal needs {and for your Bridesmaids too!}. We hope that all of their tips and tricks will help find the wedding dress of your dreams!

“Our job is to make it the best experience possible for the Brides. Every single one of our stylists cares about Brides on a personal level.” – Bride To Be Couture.


{Feature Photo Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero}

{All Photos courtesy of Bride To Be Couture}

{Interview by Events By Rebecca Intern: Ivy Yuson}

{Article Written With Love By Events By Rebecca Blogger: Monica Nelson and Intern: Ivy Yuson}

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