5 Tips to Make Your Bridal Appointment FUN and All You.
We know that wedding dress shopping is both exciting and completely new to most brides. It can feel like a big undertaking to find the dress that fits you and your style, while living life, handling your crew, and planning sessions with your partner.
That’s why we’re rounding up some of the more fun tips we have! Take what you love, leave what you don’t, and add in the things that make it all yours. We love our Heart Aflutter brides and that every appointment in unique and exciting, because they are, too.
Plan some time to grab a bite or bubbly (or both)! - This lets your party (big or small) get time to enjoy each other and catch up before diving into your dress search. Or, if you’re a solo shopper, you get to relax and enjoy the moment. It’s a perfect way to set the tone that fits you and the kind of wedding dress shopping day you want to have, whatever that looks like! Plus, you won’t have any grumbling stomachs while you shop! Plus we’ll have some tea and coffee for you when you get here, too!
Pick the right people for you - Some people want a quiet bridal appointment all to themselves. Others have a handful of trusted opinions. There’s no one right answer here, but make sure you have whomever you need to enjoy yourself, make memories, and get all the advice you want (and not a bit more). A couple things we do recommend are avoiding too many people, and leaving any children with a loved one. It’s a fun appointment, but a wedding dress boutique just isn’t well suited for little ones!
Grab the right undergarments and shoes - Again, there’s no right answer here, although nude colored is always a good place to start! If you’re a heel wearer, bring heels. If you have your heart set on flats, bring those. If you know you’ll wear shapewear, grab it! You want to get the best (and most accurate) feeling for each wedding dress, and know that you’ll be comfortable through your appointment and through the whole wedding day.
Timing is everything - It’s a balance of fitting your everyday life and your wedding planning needs. Make sure you leave enough time to search AND order your perfect dress. Some can take up to 6 months to come in and you’ll need time for alterations, so if it’s at all possible, you should book your first appointment 6-9 months before your wedding day. Other things to think about are your crew’s schedules (especially if they’re traveling in), any special events you’d love to catch, and your personal preferences. If you want a relaxed morning first, grab an afternoon bridal appointment. If a brunch session after is more your style, ask us for something in the morning!
Make it yours - After you book your bridal appointment time, set aside a little time to see what you love. Think about what you want the appointment to feel like. Get some dress inspiration. Do this all your way and make the day one that you’ll feel is just what you pictured. It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate (but it can be!) and it doesn’t have to be perfect. Just something that makes you happy. And if there’s anything we can do to make that more likely, please do let us know!