What to Bring to Your Appointment:

Undergarments: You’ll find it helpful to bring a strapless bra any body shaping undergarments you plan to wear on the big day.  This isn’t necessary, but it will give you a better idea of how the dress will fit/feel.

Shoes: If you’re planning on wearing heels, it’s a good idea to bring a pair with you that’s of a comparable height to the shoes you’ll be wearing on the big day.  This allows us to evaluate your hem line if custom ordering is available to do such.

Pictures & Ideas: Any pictures you’ve collected of gowns you like or show us your Pinterest Board. This will help your personal Consultant better visualize and find your dream dress.


Further Considerations:

Makeup: We understand that everyone wants to look their best on their big day; some may even want to look their best while shopping for their dream dress. It’s important to keep in mind that while trying on dresses you’re likely to sweat  your makeup off and onto any number of dresses. This can be avoided by wearing minimal makeup to your appointment.  Downtown Bridal does permit buying off-the-rack, so please be considerate of that potential.

Children:  While shopping for formalwear, you need to be able to concentrate on and enjoy the experience without distractions.  A bridal salon is not a fun place for kids; they tend to become bored and restless very quickly—distracting you and other brides and clients from important decisions. And, because we do fittings in our boutique, there’s always a chance of loose pins, loose beads, and other safety hazards.

Entourage: More people equal more opinions and more opportunities for doubt and second-guessing. Consider shopping with no more than two or three of your closest friends and family. It’s also important to bring people who accept your vision of your perfect gown, regardless of their own expectations and desires. If the negativity can’t be avoided, consider making a solo trip where you establish a top three and present only those options to your entourage on a later trip.

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