You’ve found your perfect person, now it is time to find the perfect dress! As easy as it may sound, finding the right dress can be difficult, which is why many brides look to a bridal consultant/stylist to help them along the way. Below we give you some tips on how you can make the most out of your bridal appointment.
Set a Budget
To avoid getting carried away looking at diamond encrusted wedding dresses, you’ll want to take a look at your wedding budget and determine how much money will be comfortable spending on your dress. This will narrow down your options, but it will also help you hone your expectations.
The Interview Process
Before your appointment, your bridal boutique of choice may ask you details about your wedding, and what your perfect wedding dress would look like. Where your wedding will be, the venue (outdoor/indoor), and the date, will give them vital information that will help them in determining what type of fabrics and styles will be the most suitable. A destination beach wedding will have a completely different look than an autumn church wedding. By knowing key details about your wedding, your consultant can pull certain gowns for you upon your arrival. Whether you have a specific dress in mind, or are open to other options, your consultant is there to give you advice, and make the process enjoyable for you.
Utilize Social Media
Instagram and Pinterest are great tools to use when you are on the search for the perfect dress. Look up your favourite designers and bridal salons to see new collections and styles. Save the ones that appeal the most to you, and bring them along to your bridal appointment.
Choose Your Bride Tribe
Take special care when choosing who will accompany you to your bridal appointment. Choose people that are encouraging and positive that you know will support any decision that you make. The day should be about you and what you feel the most comfortable and confident in.
Come Prepared For Your Bridal Appointment
To eliminate any stress when it comes to your bridal appointment, ask any questions that you may have in advance. If you have a large group of family and friends accompanying you, make sure that the boutique can accommodate them. Some smaller boutiques may also allow you to book a private appointment where it would be just you and your entourage in the entire store. However, it is important to keep in mind that having more people at your appointment also means that you’ll have more opinions that you have to consider.