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YOUR FIRST BRIDAL APPOINTMENT: WHAT TO EXPECT

Congratulations! You’ve made your first bridal appointment. That’s why we’ve compiled a few brief guidelines on what to expect at your appointment, and how to make it (one of) the best days ever to start looking for the wedding dress of your dreams.

Stage 1:

HOW TO PREP

No need to go overboard here, but if you don’t have a specific wedding dress vision in mind, you might want to think of a few key details to share about your wedding, (like theme), as well as any general questions you might have, (like “How do I know what wedding dress silhouette looks best on me?”)

You’ll be seeing a range of wedding dress styles, so be sure to take notes! You’ll also want to consider who will be joining you. In our experience, it’s best to keep it small on the first visit, and these days, you may be asked to limit your number of guests. It’s also worth double-checking your bridal boutique’s hours, depending on where you live. But most important, have fun. Relax. Take lots of pics. Take your time. You’re trying on wedding dresses! And trust us, you’ll know when you’ve found the one.

Stage 2:

HOW NOT TO PANIC

This is a process, an ongoing celebration, and also a really nice time to be with friends and family. Stay open to choices, but of course, don’t be afraid to be totally straightforward with your bridal stylist about what you don’t like as well as what you do. This first bridal appointment is a time to get acquainted with the wedding gowns, and to develop a feel for what feels good on you.

Stage 3:

CELEBRATE THE DAY

Get together with friends, online or otherwise, for cocktails/mocktails and chat about your first bridal appointment. (What you loved, how you felt, what your friends and family liked best.) Get feedback on your wedding dress pics from your broader circle, and get excited, (because we’re talking about your wedding dress!)

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