relationships: A bridal shop owner shares the biggest signs that a bride is going to be difficult to dress

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  • Insider spoke to Anna Cirignaco, the owner of Eleganza Sposa, a bridal store in Scotland.
  • Cirignaco shared the signs that a bride is going to be difficult to work with.
  • She said some brides expect every store to carry similar dresses, while others bring too many people.

Anyone who has ever been wedding dress shopping knows it can be an overwhelming experience.

From deciding who to bring to your appointment and making a budget to trying on various gowns, there's a lot to consider. But there are things brides can do to make the experience smoother, according to Anna Cirignaco, the owner and managing director of bridal store Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow, UK.

The exterior of Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow, Scotland. Mikhaila Friel/Insider © Mikhaila Friel/Insider The exterior of Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow, Scotland. Mikhaila Friel/Insider

Cirignaco, who has been in the bridal industry for more than 30 years, spoke to Insider about the signs that a bride is going to be difficult to dress, and how you can avoid doing these things at appointments.

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A bride shouldn't expect every store to carry the same type of dress

Cirignaco said that some brides will go to several dress shops, and if they find one type of dress that they like they will request it at their next appointment.

Wedding dresses at Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow, Scotland. Mikhaila Friel/Insider © Mikhaila Friel/Insider Wedding dresses at Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow, Scotland. Mikhaila Friel/Insider

"If you go in describing a dress you've tried on in another store, that's going to lead to a bad appointment," Cirignaco said.

She said that brides who do this are missing out as they aren't open to trying something different that they could potentially like even more. Instead, she suggests getting out of your comfort zone and trying a variety of styles.


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Some brides don't consider whether the dress will suit their personality

Cirignaco said that before a bride even sets foot in her store, she will ask one specific question over the phone: "If you could give me one adjective to describe how you want to look on your wedding day, what would it be?"

"That one word will give us the key of the inner look she wants to project," she said. "There's different personalities, and we're all attracted to different things."

Nonetheless, Cirignaco said some brides still get bogged down with a preconceived idea of what they want, rather than asking themselves if the dress will "suit me and my personality."

Some women bring too many people to their appointment

Cirignaco said that she asks women to carefully consider who they will bring to their dress appointment, as this can have a major impact on the gown they end up choosing.

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She said it's good to have a small handful of close family members who are like-minded, but also those who will be able to share their honest opinion.

"But if you put your mother-in-law and all the bridesmaids in the mix, it's too many opinions and you end up having insecurities. Your voice is not heard," Cirignaco said.

She added that brides should ask themselves who is going to be able to provide them with emotional support at the appointment.

Cirignaco said she has to be careful when telling a bride that a dress doesn't suit her

Cirignaco said she will be honest with brides who ask her opinion on the dresses they try on — even if her opinion isn't positive.

"You never want to crush somebody, so you have to be careful. You would say, 'You like this one, but let me show you this other gown that has similar aspects,'" she said.

"It took me a long time. I remember when I first started out I was too honest, and that was possibly a bad thing. I've learned to slowly bring someone around," she added.

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