You’ve booked your appointment at Elegance Bridal Design and you’re counting down the days until you try on all of those gorgeous gowns—but the question is, what do you bring to your appointment? Make sure to check these items off of your list so you’re set for a successful day of wedding dress shopping.
Bringing along wedding dress inspiration to your appointment is very important. Some great ways to share your wedding inspiration are through your personal Pinterest board, printing out photos or telling your consultant all about your favorite designer. If you’re not sure about what you’re looking for, sharing venue, decoration or theme ideas can help your consultant lead you in the right direction.
While shapewear and the perfect bra aren’t totally necessary until your first fitting, feeling and looking your best will ultimately help you feel more confident to find the dress of your dreams. We suggest bringing along or wearing a supportive nude strapless or convertible bra, seamless nude underwear (such as boyshorts, thong, or high cut underwear), as well as any shapewear you’d like to wear under your dress. There are plenty of shapewear options out there, so keep this in mind before you arrive at Elegance Bridal Design for your appointment. You’re also more than welcome to forgo a bra if you don’t plan to wear one on your wedding day as most dresses have the structure to support you without one.
Hair ties & clips
Not only are you going to want to sweep your hair out of your face so you can get a full view of the dresses you’ll be trying on, but pulling your hair up with a hair tie or clip will also help you envision your wedding day look if you choose to wear an updo.
Make sure you bring along proper footwear to try on with your dress. Already bought your wedding shoes? Great! If not, bring along similar-looking shoes to the pair you’d like to wear on your wedding day (think heels vs. flats).
Make sure you bring along a few close family members and friends to help you choose your dress. Keep in mind though that less is definitely more—too many opinions from eager family members and friends can ultimately make your decision tougher.
A realistic budget
Finally, come with a relative idea of how much you’d like to spend on a dress.