It’s entirely possibly to have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest, but when it comes to finding wedding dress inspiration, it is definitely an amazing place to spend some time. Pinterest has 100s of wedding dress pictures all in one spot, and easily accessed from any computer or smartphone. But Pinterest isn’t the only game in town when it comes to finding a wedding dress, so check out some of our other recommendations:
Don’t worry, we aren’t just going to tell you to go to Google and do a wedding dress search since that is pretty obvious. What happens when you find a picture of a dress you love on Pinterest, but have no idea where to get it or who made it. Here’s how you use the magic of Google to do just that. Go to Google.com and click on the images tab. Instead of typing something in, press that little camera button in the search bar.
Upload the image of the wedding dress you love or use the picture URL. Now watch Google work its magic and find that particular picture and where it originated from. Pretty cool, huh?
Let’s say Google says the dress is the Wtoo “Natalia” by Watters. You can use the Watters site to see if there are any stores near you that carry the Wtoo line. Sweet!
What About Cost? Or Finding More Pictures?
Let’s take it one step further…how much does the dress cost? One picture isn’t very helpful, so how do you see more?
Look up the exact dress or the Wtoo brand on a site such as tradesy.com or preownedweddingdresses.com. Even if you don’t use those sites to buy, you can still see what the listed “retail price” is. Chances are a used dress will have pictures from the wedding in the listing.
The “Natalia” dress went for around $1,100 retail is says. Awesome. So there you have it! You have more pictures of the dress, and have an idea of what the price is.
Now, some dresses aren’t as easy to track down as others. For example, if the pictures are of real brides in their dresses, it’s going to be harder to find the name or style number. However, it’s a popular pin, at least one bride out there has already asked about it, meaning you have a much better chance of finding it!
Another option is preownedweddingdresses.com, which features the overall price of a designer’s line. It’ll help you determine whether or not to include that brand in your dress search, along with salons that carry the brand.
Remember to consider separate lines by one designer, as a “couture” line might be more expensive than the regular “bridal” line. A line such as Wtoo is the cheaper option by Watters.
Hope this helps you refine your wedding dress search! Find a dress that really, truly speaks to you, and happy hunting!