Top Tips for First Time Communion Moms
At Mods & Minis we know that choosing the perfect Communion dress can be both exciting and a little daunting! Don’t worry, you are in the steady hands of experts and we’ve got some great top tips to guide you along the way:
Start your search as soon as possible- We realise April/ May, may seem like a lifetime away but in the communion dress world, the search begins in October. Surprising we know, but the dresses arrive in store from the beginning of October so start early to avoid disappointment!
“But what if she grows?” Uttered by every Mother in despair, at the thought of their little girl ending up with a mini dress after a growth spurt following your dress fitting. A great rule of thumb is to give half an inch for every six months. In general, this works great and all our team recommend this to everyone buying for the special day. But be confident you know your kids best, maybe they are due a growth spurt, in which case you might want to increase the amount of room, or maybe they shot up like wild flower this summer and you are confident they will not be getting much taller again for a while. Either way our team are here to help and will be ready in store to advise you as best we can.
Extra socks or tights is a must. Always buy two, because believe me, if you have only purchased one pair this will be the pair the tumble dryer decided to gobble up, or those tights will be the tights that snag the morning of the big day. (Not to mention splatters from those muddy puddles left over from the April showers) Its always best to have a backup pair, ready to go.
Try on everything- I cannot tell you the amount of times we have had families who were convinced just looking at the hanger that they had found the perfect dress, however the dresses look so different on. Something you may not think much of on the rack may be the perfect dress on your little communion girl! The top tip is to try on everything, even dresses you think you don’t like, I guarantee you will be surprised, and if nothing else you get to try on as many ‘princess dresses’ as you can.
Be comfortable- When she’s trying on her dress, be sure she sits down. Your little one will be standing, kneeling and sitting in the church, not to mention all the fun during the celebrations after, so make sure she is comfortable. With countless photos inevitable for the day, we want to make sure your little girl is as comfortable and confident as possible.
We are delighted to share the launch of our 2018 Communion Collection on Sunday the 22nd of October in store, appointments available. Check out full details on our Facebook page, plus enjoy a sneak-peak of our 2018 Communion Collection.
Sneak Peak - join us for our customer loyalty evenings in Ballincollig & Killarney on Thursday the 26th of October and in Tralee, Ennis and Tralee on Friday 27th of October. At our loyalty evenings enjoy a sneak peak of the new Winter collection and at each event we will be hosting a mini “salon style” fashion show and offering top tips & insights for styling. Plus stayed tuned to Facebook for the announcement of our celebrity MC’s at each loyalty evening!