While shopping for your wedding dress can be a fun, exciting process, it can also be a bit intimidating or stressful at times. From the opinions of friends and family to the variety of dress styles, we want to make your shopping day as pain-free as possible! Here are some of our top things to bring with you while wedding dress shopping.
A Small Group
While shopping for your wedding dress is an amazing experience, we recommend limiting the size of your shopping group to around five or less people. Your family and friends want to help you choose the most gorgeous dress for your big day, however it can sometimes get overwhelming with so many differing opinions. Keep your support system on the smaller side and you’ll have a less stressful day. Just be sure to choose those you know will give you their honest opinions, while also keeping your own tastes in mind!
Your undergarments can sometimes make or break how a dress fits, so you’ll want to bring any undergarments you might wear to your appointment as well. We recommend nude colors as they look best (and invisible) under your white dress. It’s also best to bring a variety of options so you know how they look under the different styles. For example, a strapless bra may not look as great under a plunging neckline or you may see panty lines under a more form-fitting dress.
Choice of Shoes
As with undergarments, you’ll want a general idea of what shoes you’ll be wearing on your big day. Bring these options with you to your appointment as well so you can see how they look and feel under the different dresses you try on. Especially if you plan on wearing a high heel or stiletto, you’ll need to see how those extra inches look with the dress’ length as well. This will also help the stylist choose the proper hemline when selecting dresses for you.
This may seem odd, but hair ties can be incredibly helpful while shopping. You may not be sure how you’ll be wearing your hair yet on your wedding day, so it’s always a good idea to have some hair ties on hand to change up your hairstyle. For example, a dress with a dramatic neckline may require a simple updo – and you’ll need to see how that looks without your hair getting in the way.
An Open Mind
This is perhaps the most important thing to bring with you while wedding dress shopping! Even if you have a set style or dress in mind before your appointment, you should also be willing to try other options as well. Your bridal specialist will be able to choose a variety of silhouettes and styles based on your body type and personal preference. And don’t be afraid of a little honesty – if you don’t love a dress, simply let them know so they can choose something else that you’ll love!