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Advice from a Wedding Planner: Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress

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Toledo bride prepares for her wedding day with Monique Lhuillier gown from La Jeune Mariee Bridal Collection

Last month, we chatted with our friend Jeannene of Jeannene Lillie Events. A few blog posts back, she shared her tips for finding your wedding aesthetic [a must read!]. We also discussed the advice she gives her brides when it comes time for them to find THE dress! Jeannene’s advice was simple, yet impactful.

Along with trusting your own vision for the styles you like [think neckline and silhouette], you need to trust your bridal stylist. They’re here to make the process easier, and at La Jeune Mariee, our stylists are true stylists, and will bring your vision to life for your big day!

The La Jeune Mariee Bridal Collection team

Read more from our interview about finding your wedding dress with Jeannene below:

“When thinking about necklines, think about the things you enjoy wearing.

Do you have a cocktail dress that you’ve worn before that you’ve felt really glamorous and beautiful in? What was the neckline? What was the silhouette? What are some things that you know you love wearing?

Not to say that’s the only thing you like, but coming into the appointment with those ideas.”

Jeannene went on to say: trust your bridal stylist! “The stylists really know their collections. They have seen brides in so many dresses, they can kinda get a sense for your style and your vision.

There may be something on the hanger that you’re like ‘no way, I would never like that.’ But just try it on! There’s no harm in just putting something on. So many of my brides choose a dress that they never thought they would choose!”

Jeannene added: “Be extra if you want to be extra!” This is your wedding day, and we completely agree with Jeannene that your dress should be YOU.

“No one is going to think ‘Oh, wow, she did too much.’ Wear what you want to wear!”

Toledo bride and groom share a first look among budding trees on their wedding day

We had so much fun chatting with Jeannene about bridal styles + choosing the perfect dress! Brides, be sure to check her out when looking for your wedding planner, as Jeannene’s work is as beautiful as it is intentional + meaningful. She is based in Michigan and serves couples throughout the Midwest and beyond, and you can find out more about her on her website + Instagram.

It’s time to find your dream dress — book your bridal appointment at La Jeune Mariee!

Featured photos: #ljmrealbride Emma’s Toledo wedding
Photography: Jenna Greenawalt
Coordination + design: Jeannene Lillie Events
Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier from La Jeune Mariee

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