For a bridal appointment, we recommend to have a small support team, no more than 4 people. Most of the boutiques are not big enough to fit big groups. Also, it’s easier for a bride to make a decision with smaller group rather than with a big group.
Do your research (and bring pictures). Bridal stylists want to help you find your dream dress. But if you don’t know what you’re looking for, they’re going to have a hard time pulling selections that match your tastes. So, before you go to your first appointment, look through some bridal magazines or create a Pinterest board of your favourite styles. You will have so many styles to choose from, that narrowing your choices down to a silhouette, or a fabric choice, can go a long way.
Have your hair nicely done prior to your appointment. It helps you envision the gown as you would see it on the day. If you plan on having an up-do, come with your hair up. We cannot stress how important looking good at your appointment is in your decision making process.
Since you’ll be wearing lots of white dresses, we recommend not to apply lipstick or blush, any bronze body cream prior the appointment to preserve the cleanliness of the gowns.
To preserve the cleanliness of the gown hems, most of the bridal boutiques are a no-shoe salon. The stores usually provide slippers for use inside, but the customers can bring their own indoor slippers or socks. Some stores provide even heels for trying on with gowns.
Bring a strapless bra and a pair of Spanx (or similar) for ease in trying on gowns. Gowns slide up and down better with a pair of Spanx and it also provides a smoother finish. The undergarments also help keep our gowns hygienic for your comfort.
Be on time. Most boutiques will put you down for an hour and a half appointment when you call to book, and they will probably have brides booked after you. Because of this, if you arrive late, they probably won’t be able to extend your appointment. So, to get the most from your experience, be punctual and respect the limitations of your appointment.