How do I prepare for a bridal appointment?
Eat something. Shopping for your dress is exhausting!
Do your research. Search online find some dresses you like.
Establish your budget.
Wear/bring the right undergarments.
Wear a light make up.
Have an open mind.
4 Consultant tips if you can't decide on a wedding dress?
Choose the dress that makes you feel the most beautiful.
Go with the style that best reflects your personality.
Step away and take some time to think about it.
When in doubt, go with the fuller style.
When should you start wedding dress shopping?
Order your gown no later than 6-7 months prior to your wedding date, in order to avoid rush fees and leave adequate time for production and fittings.
What to bring to your bridal appointment?
Ideas. if you're going to a bridal boutique that assigns you a personal stylist, the first thing she is going to ask is what kind of style you're going for.
A positive attitude.
A supportive, honest entourage.
A hair tie.
Which wedding dress style suits which body shape?
Inverted triangle body shapes
Wide on the top of your body, with hips narrower than your shoulder.
A V-neck dress works well to balance wider shoulder.
Sleeves are great for concealing wider shoulder, and are perfect for winter wedding.
Add interesting detail, such as embroidery and bows, around the middle and bottom of your dress, as this forces the eye downwards.
Apple body shapes
Apple body shapes have full breasts and carry weight around the stomach.
An empire-line dress will de-emphasize your waist, giving you a leaner look.
Pear body shapes
Smaller on the top than the bottom, with hips wider than your shoulder.
Ball gown disguise fuller hips and put the focus on your better half, balancing your torso and bust.
Empire dresses are also a great choice as they highlight the smallest part of your body.
A sheath will flatter your slender shapes.
A ball gown with a fitted bodice and full skirt will create the illusion of curves.
Simple is best. Clean, unbroken contours without too much fabric will elongate your figure.
Hourglass body shapes
An hourglass figure is one where your top and bottom halves are perfectly balanced with a very defined waist.
Often seen as a body shape which can wear anything, it's still best to pick a dress that accentuates your waist, as this will show off your best asset.