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A special moment in your life has come, you are newly engaged! One of the first questions that newly engaged brides ask themselves is "so when do I start shopping for my dress?" It makes sense! Two of the biggest details surrounding a wedding are the venue and the dress- these two fundamental choices can help set the tone for all other details that will need to fall into place. The kind of photographer you hire, the kinds of flowers you choose to include, the color palette of the wedding; all of these decisions are made much easier once you have where you'll be and what you'll be wearing figured out! You can plan every other detail literally around THOSE! This is one of the reasons why we encourage brides to begin dress shopping a year prior to their wedding. Not only will it help make all your other decision making that much more simple, but it will also help eliminate any major risks surrounding your dress and ensuring you have plenty of time and all the options available to you.

If you live in the Cincinnati or surrounding areas, the Reading Bridal District is a phenomenal place to begin planning out the details of your wedding.

The Reading Bridal District, located in the quiet suburb of Reading in Cincinnati, is North America’s largest bridal district and home to more than 44 different wedding-related businesses and services, all within a two-mile radius of each other. Centered on Benson Street, Reading plays host to thousands of brides to be brides each year from Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Lexington, and West Virginia.

The Reading Bridal District website makes it easy to browse the many different vendors that call the district home. With their directory you are able to find wedding gown boutiques, florists, wedding cakes and bakeries, event planners, financial planners, entertainment and more! BoChic Bridal Boutique is one of the top wedding dress boutiques in the district, carrying a variety of gowns as unique as each bride who steps through the doors. There is something for everyone at BoChic and it is made incredibly easy to both browse the selection of gowns, learn about the team, policies and procedures, and to book an appointment to begin shopping for the dress of your dreams!

With so much to do between getting engaged and that big day, the more efficient your planning can be, the better. That is why BoChic Bridal Boutique has created clear-cut platforms for you to be able to learn about what is offered in depth and then make your decision to book all on the comfort of your smartphone or computer. Visiting will show you what designers are offered, the styles of gowns, price range and booking policies/procedures. The BOOK APPOINTMENT tab features a self-scheduler that allows you to select the date and time that work best for you and your entourage, walks you through booking, and sends a confirmation instantly to your email. If you do have any questions or concerns at all throughout that process, the BoChic team is always happy to assist. You can also follow BoChic Bridal Boutique on social media to see more behind-the-scenes of everything that is offered and stay up-to-date on the latest inventory and events.

Allowing yourself a year prior to your wedding date to begin dress shopping ensures that you are not limited in your options as much as possible, and also allows you and your bridal boutique to address any issues that could potentially arise with the gown that you say "YES!" to. It also gives you plenty of time to work with a seamstress to do any alterations you may need to fine-tune your gown and make it that much more flattering for your big day and those life-long memories.

We know wedding planning can we tedious, so giving yourself plenty of time to create that dream wedding will allow you to also ENJOY your engagement; which is very important, too. Congratulations on your engagement and the start of this magical journey and the next chapter in your life!

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