They asked, you said “YES!”
And the whirlwind of wedding planning began! One of the most exciting tasks to check off your to-do list? Saying yes again, but this time to the dress. With such a huge decision to make, bridal appointments can seem a little daunting; it raises many questions like “what should I bring,” and “what type of underwear?!” We’ve outlined the process so you can confidently shop for the most important outfit of your life:
Who Should I Invite?
Like many parts of the planning process, you’ll want to share this experience with your loved ones and bridesmaids. PROCEED WITH CAUTION! If you have a very opinionated sorority sister, a jealous sister, an overbearing mother-in-law or a critical roommate, consider how they could affect your appointment before offering them an invitation. Don’t allow your day to fall flat due to others’ opinions! A smaller group will offer up more concise feedback and keep the focus on your happiness.
What Should I Wear?
It’s not a fashion show (until you put the dresses on) but you might want to take celebratory pictures at the end of your appointment, so go for something comfy and cute – like a casual romper or jeans and a blouse! For undergarments, bring any items you think you’ll actually wear on the big day, including: a strapless nude bra, shapewear and nude underwear.
What Should I Bring?
First things first: bring in your bridal inspo photos. If you fell head over heels for a lace boho Essense of Australia gown off Pinterest, bring it! Any photos that have inspired you and your big day theme (bouquets, color palettes, decor, etc.) can all help your stylist to assist you in finding the dress. In addition to your selected undergarments, it’s SUPER important to bring a pair of shoes. If you haven’t found the heels yet, just bring a pair that are roughly the same height (and a pair that you feel comfortable in!) Bring a hair tie to help you envision yourself rocking the dress with an updo.
One of the most important things to bring along? An open mind! Even if you have a specific brand, silhouette or fabric in mind, keep an open mind and allow your stylist to work their magic. Don’t shy away from trying on a few unexpected options – one of them just might be the one!