Tips on how to prepare for your bridal shopping appointment

Many brides have the idea that shopping for your wedding gown will feel overwhelming & intimidating. For those who have never been to a bridal store before or have never tried on a wedding gown, this may be true. However, when you are prepared and you work with experts, it is a very easy process. Here at The Bridal Finery, we make finding your wedding gown relaxing and easy. During our appointments, we provide everything from proper undergarments to refreshments, so you just have to show up. We even make booking your appointment easy, to book your appointment at any time, click here

Our tips & reminders when you are shopping for your wedding gown 

Select key people for decision making and finding your dress.
This is my biggest recommendation for every bride. When shopping for your wedding gown, remember how you like to shop in general. Do you like to shop with family? Do you like to shop with friends? Do you like to shop alone? Family & friends have your best interest at heart, however, they don't always have the same taste in fashion as you. If you prefer to shop alone because you don't want too many opinions or you don't want others to know what your price range is, it is completely fine to shop alone. Remeber, your fiance will think you are beautiful in whatever you wear, what's most important is finding something you feel beautiful in. 

 Our bride, Kat's friends & family after she said YES to her dress! Can you tell they love her dress? Congratulations, Kat! 

Our bride, Kat's friends & family after she said YES to her dress! Can you tell they love her dress? Congratulations, Kat! 

Arrive with an open mind. 
An open mind is my biggest advice for every bride who is shopping for her wedding gown. An open mind to trying on different styles and an open mind to allowing your bridal stylist to completely style you by showing you different fabrics & silhouettes. Keep in mind, shopping for your wedding dress is not the same as shopping for your prom dress. Wedding gowns are made with completely different fabrics and prom dresses do not fit the same way as a designer gown. An open mind also allows a bridal stylist to be the expert, which allows them to provide excellent service. Through my years of experience, anytime a bride has an open mind and lets her stylist be the expert, it is always a win. 

Arrive ready to find your dress. 
So many brides do not come prepared mentally or financially to their bridal appointments because they don't think they will find their dress when they go shopping. When you work with experts, finding your gown is very easy. Most of our brides find their dress the first time they shop with us. I would hate for a bride to not be able to say 'yes' when she is having her moment because of finances. If you are not purchasing the dress, be sure to let the buyer know you are shopping, so when you say 'yes' they are ready as well. 

 

 TBF Owner, Tali, styling real bride Amy. 

TBF Owner, Tali, styling real bride Amy. 

Remeber, your fiance will think you are beautiful in whatever you wear, what’s most important is finding something you feel beautiful in. 

For more tips & information on our bridal appointments, you can email me directly at jamie@thebridalfinery.com or click here