SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH US, BUT STAY OPEN-MINDED
One of our bridal consultants will work with you one on one. Every bride is special and deserves to be treated like royalty. Hence, we work by private appoitments only and make sure that your wedding dress shopping is exceptional and unforgettable. When you arrive at the boutique, we usually start by reviewing comments on your file to understand your wedding setting and personal dress preferences. This process will help your consultant to identify what you are seeking in your wedding dress and learn more about your wedding theme. She will suggest the most appropriate options from our bridal fashion collections. And if you have a Pinterest board with specific ideas regarding cut, color, and fabric you like, this would be an ideal time to share with your consultant.
SELECT SAMPLES YOU ARE GOING TO TRY ON WISELY
Next, we will introduce you to our collections, different silhouettes and fabrics of the wedding dresses we have in stock or production. Your consultant will show you different styles and briefly talks about bridal materials and wedding dress construction. She will try to help to identify the wedding dress style that will suit you the best. Please note that all of our staff is very knowledgable. They have been working in the industry from 5 to 10 years, and have a lot to share in terms of bridal fashion, practicality, and little details you have never imagined. Remember to stay open-minded! Sometimes dresses that do not appeal on a hanger may look fantastic when they drape on the body. That’s why if a consultant suggests to try on a particular style, she knows how a gown would look on a frame. Believe us that you will be surprised if you let go of your preconceived notions and try our recommendations.
PLAY DRESS UP! TRY ON WEDDING DRESSES
After that, the fun part begins. You will decide what samples you are going to try on and we will assist you in changing into them and selecting the one you love the most. Every appointment lasts anywhere from 45 – 60 minutes. It is usually enough time to get familiar with our collections and try up to 10 samples. Use your time wisely and get as much information as possible. If you decide to come for the second appointment, we will be happy to book you another appointment* (*conditions apply).
Take your time to study how you look in each dress. Ask yourself: “Do I feel pretty in this dress?” “Does it accentuate my best features?” “Does it fit my personality and style?” It will help you to make your final decision. At the end of your appointment always re-try your top contenders. If you have found what you are looking for, smile and relax, because – you have done it, you got the ONE!
MEASURE, SNIP, AND MAKE IT FIT!
After you said yes to the dress, our bridal consultant will take your measurements and help you to decide what size to order. Our wedding dresses come in standard European sizes. It is not necessary that the one you like the most will fit you. Do not worry! Our professional tailor can make alterations that will make your dress fit you to your exact measurements. Please note that after an initial fitting you may require one or two fitting appoitments. At Papilio, we provide professional alteration services to our clients at discounted prices. On average, bridal alterations in Toronto cost anywhere from 500 to 1000 dollars. Our tailor charges from 250 to 850 dollars depending on the complexity of the work required and hours spent on a particular dress.
FINAL TOUCHES TO YOUR WEDDING DRESS!
Once your alterations are completed, you need to think about accessories to perfect your bridal look. Your shoes, veil, hair piece, etc. are chosen based on your dress to achieve the look you have been dreaming about. You may want to ask your consultant for suggestions on these final touches. We recommend bringing your accessories to your last fitting appointment and have your hair and makeup done in the style you will wear on your wedding day. This way, you will be able to see how your entire bridal look comes together. You worked hard and deserved to see what a splendid bride you are going to be!