1. Limit Your Entourage
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—bringing a big group to the salon is a gown shopping NO NO. Enlist one or two of your closest friends or family members to help you start your search. This way you can find the gown that best suits you and your style and not feel pressured by too many opinions. Your stress level will be so much less with the fewer people you bring. Remember, it is YOUR day!
2. Undergarments Are Required.
Before you head into your appointment, remember underwear is a necessity and nude color is the best. You will ultimately need your gown-specific undergarments for your first fitting but not your initial appointment.
3. Shop for Your Body
When trying on dresses, focus less on your weight and more on the shape and frame of your body. Your weight may be constantly fluctuating, especially during highly stressful situations, so do not let that be the deciding factor in choosing a dress. Concentrate on finding silhouettes that accentuate the features you love and make you feel amazing. Listen to your stylist she knows the inventory and may pull THE gown and it was not what you were thinking, but it was THE ONE!!
4. Always Book an Appointment
While you may get lucky and snag a salesperson just by walking in, scheduling an appointment is the only way to ensure you will get a full hour and one half of undivided attention that you deserve.
5. Try to Shop on a Weekday
If you are the type who hates being rushed when shopping, try to make an appointment on a weekday morning or afternoon. Saturday is the busiest day at bridal salons, so skip the crowds to get undivided attention if you can.