It used to be the only way you could find out about clothing before it hit the stores was from reading reviews by editors who saw them at fashion shows or appointments in showrooms. Lucky for you, times have changed, and it’s possible for you to get your very own seat at a fashion show. Here are just some of the reasons newly-engaged couples should take advantage of the Twin Cities Bridal Show and grab seats at their live fashion show, because trust us, there’s nothing like seeing all the glamour in person.
SEE THE GOWN DETAILS
There’s nothing like seeing the gowns up close and personal at a fashion show. The laces, the beading, the seaming, all of this is visible and can make a difference in your gown selection. Real bride Jayna says going to the Twin Cities Bridal show runway shows definitely helped shape her decision, “I knew I wanted something unique. I knew after the show, I didn’t want all lace. Small details from the show and overall event shaped my opinions to help me find my dress.”
SEE THE GOWNS MOVE
While mannequins show off more on a gown than when they are on a hangar, there’s nothing like seeing a wedding gown in motion. After all, you won’t be still on your big day and it’s nice that at a fashion show, you can see how you’ll look walking down the aisle, or grooving on the dance floor. Jayna has been to two bridal fashion shows, and can’t say enough about the importance of seeing gowns at a fashion show, “It’s makes a huge difference to see how a dress moves, catches light and can look so different from the front to the back. To see it walk down an aisle, in real time is very eye opening as to how much detail goes into one dress and made me feel more confident about what I did and didn’t like.”
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Besides seeing the gowns live and up close, you can also get beauty inspiration from the shows. Examine the hair and make-up styles—they might be more theatrical than what you wanted, but remember they can be taken down a notch for real life and can inspire you to do those braids or up do that you couldn’t quite picture before. Take pictures and notes on anything you like, so that you can try to execute those styles later (or communicate them to a stylist if you’re using a pro).
And if you’re wondering if watching a video at home gets you visuals you need to narrow down your gown selection, think again. Jayna says, “In real life, with lighting and movement, your dress can look way different. That was indeed the case with the dress I chose, as well. So check out the fashion show at the Twin Cities Bridal Show, to see firsthand some contenders that can help you in your gown selection process.