If you’ve never gone wedding dress shopping, you might feel nervous about your forthcoming appointment. You’re not just looking for a gorgeous bridal gown; you’re also about to partake in one of the great wedding preparation customs. Knowing what to expect before you book a wedding dress appointment can be a comfort.
Thankfully, despite how frightening it may appear at first, preparing for your first session is not as challenging as you might believe. It can be both exciting yet stressful to look for your wedding dress.
Here are some pointers to clear up any confusion you may have regarding proper wedding dress appointment protocol.
Inquire about the store’s image policy
Some wedding stores forbid taking photos, so you might be so delighted during your appointment that you want to email them to all your friends. This is due to a number of factors, including the fact that they might not want their rivals to know what they have if they are the only boutique in the region to carry a particular collection of dresses. They can also be concerned about other designers copying their style if they collaborate with a designer.
Selfies can disturb some of the other brides and make the event feel less private, which is another, more practical reason why some retailers would not want you to take them. As a result, when you book a wedding dress appointment, ensure to inquire about the store’s policies, and you can take pictures. If they’re okay with you taking a selfie, go ahead! It’s crucial to heed their request, though, if they beg you not to.
Bridal stylists are eager to assist you in finding your ideal gown. However, it will be difficult for them to find options that suit your preferences if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Therefore, before you attend your first consultation, peruse some bridal publications or make a Pinterest board with your preferred looks. Since there will be so many styles available, it can be helpful to focus your selection on a particular silhouette or fabric.
Arrive on time and respect the time allotted for your appointment.
When you call to make a reservation, most shops will schedule you for an hour and a half appointment; however, other brides will likely be scheduled before you. As a result, they generally won’t be able to prolong your appointment if you show up late. So, to make the most of your experience, arrive on time and observe the appointment’s restrictions.
Do not conceal your budget
Some brides hesitate to reveal their spending limit out of fear that their stylist may try to persuade them to go overboard. The complete opposite is, in fact, true! Your stylist wants to assist you find a dress you love, so if they steer you toward something out of your price range, things will probably turn out horribly for both of you.
Be open and honest about your budget while putting your stylist’s interests first. If you can be flexible, that’s great. However, if your means are strictly limited, let your stylist know so that she can direct you to outfits that fall within your means.
Offer opinions (politely)
Let your stylist know what you are thinking about their choices. Let him/her know what you like and dislike about the clothes she pulls; this will enable her to choose something more in line with your preferences.
However, there’s no need to be unduly harsh on the outfits. You can express your own preferences without disparaging those of others as long as you keep in mind that everyone has different likes.
You should never attempt to buy a wedding dress while hungry. If you miss breakfast, you might be trying to maintain a lean profile for your visit, but you’ll probably feel too drained and hungry to make a wise choice. Rather, show up there prepared by eating a wholesome breakfast and bringing a quick snack in case you start to become hungry. If you maintain your energy, your experience will be better.
You should keep these etiquettes in mind when you book a wedding dress appointment!