What to Bring Wedding Dress Shopping
Everything you need to know about what—and who—you should bring wedding gown-shopping.
There’s a lot more to wedding dress shopping than showing up to your appointment on time. You’ll need to come equipped with ideas, the right undergarments, and of course, a few of your closest, most supportive friends and family.
Besides the essentials, David’s BridalFashion Director (and wedding dress shopping guru) Catalina Maddox-Wagers says the most important thing to bring to your appointment is an optimistic attitude. “Brides do need to do a lot of research,” Maddox-Wagers says. “But above all, they need to be open-minded.”
“I’ve seen it over and over again—a bride comes in and imagines herself in an incredibly tight mermaid gown, and then she tries it on and is tremendously disappointed,” Maddox-Wagers says. “If you’re working with a really good, experienced consultant, you could come in with one look in mind and leave with something completely different.”
Now that you know to expect the unexpected, read on for exactly what—and who—you should bring to your bridal appointment.
Break out your wedding binder or iPad—your consultant is going to want to see tear outs and images of gowns you love
Rock heels about the same height as the ones you’ll wear on your big day, so you can see where the hem will actually hit.
Many salons require it. Also, rethink the thong—unless you don’t mind the consultant’s seeing your booty. As for your bra, think supportive and strapless
You’ll want a clear view of your gown’s neckline.
Bring your besties—your mom, your MOH, your sis. Just don’t bring an army—too many opinions can spoil the fun.