5 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for your First Bridal Appointment

5 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for your First Bridal Appointment

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Sep 22, 2023

Your wedding day is truly a special moment in life. and finding the perfect wedding dress is an important part of making your wedding dreams come true. However, wedding dress shopping can be overwhelming, especially if you're not sure where to start. To ensure your bridal appointment is a success, we've put together five essential tips to keep in mind when beginning your wedding dress shopping journey. Follow these guidelines, and you'll be well on your way to finding your dream wedding gown!



  1. Choose your venue and wedding date before you start wedding dress shopping. This makes it easier to envision where you're getting married and the time of year. Your gown sets the tone for the entire wedding!
  2. Set a budget. Wedding dresses come in a wide range of price points, and it's crucial to establish a budget before you start shopping. Be honest with yourself about what you can afford and stick to it. Keep in mind that alterations, accessories, and other dress-related expenses should also be included in your budget. Communicate your budget to the bridal consultant so they can guide you towards dresses within your price range. This will help you focus on bridal designers you want to try and stores you want to visit.
  3. Keep an open mind! While it's essential to have some idea of what you want, it's equally important to remain open to trying on different styles. Trust your consultant's expertise and be willing to experiment with various silhouettes and fabrics. You may discover your dream dress in a style you hadn't considered
  4. Choose the experience you want to have. If you are a shopper and like a large, diverse selection, a large bridal store with variety might be the best fit for you. Or, if you are a boutique shopper looking for individualized attention in a more intimate setting, be sure to do your research and visit stores that offer specific selections that create the bridal experience you want!
  5. Bring your decision-makers! To have a successful bridal appointment, it is best to identify 1 or 2 key people who REALLY know you, know your personal style, and will ultimately support whatever decision you make about your wedding dress. Remember: the only opinion that truly matters is yours!



Embarking on your wedding dress shopping journey is a truly special and emotional experience. Remember, it's a journey that should be filled with excitement and joy. By keeping these five essential tips in your heart, you're arming yourself with the love and support you need to ensure a successful bridal appointment. Do your research, set a budget, keep an open heart and mind, and cherish every moment of this magical process. With these guidelines, you're not just finding a dress; you're finding the gown that will make your special day an unforgettable one! 


If you are a bride-to-be, we would love to assist you in helping you celebrate your wedding dress shopping journey. To book a bridal appointment with us, you can ring us at 860.669.4596 or click here to request an appointment. 


We can't wait to meet you! xoxo