Picking out your wedding dress is a huge milestone and doesn’t have to be stressful!
My best friend, Madison, is a bridal consultant at the Bridal Suite in Pensacola, Florida. She gave me the best Bridal Consultant Tips and answered the most frequently asked questions she gets from brides. I hope this is helpful as you prepare to say yes to the dress!
I just got engaged! When should I start looking for my dress?YAY! Congratulations, girlfriend! You should start looking for your dress about a year in advance! Dresses take about 6-8 months to come in + we like to allow 3 months for alterations! If you don’t have a year, some designers keep dresses in stock for our girls who need a dress quick! 👌🏼
I’m so excited but also nervous! What should I do to prepare?Take a deep breath + prepare yourself for a VERY exciting day! We want the day you pick your wedding dress to be as memorable as the day you wear it! Come to your appointment with an open mind + let your consultant do the rest! 🥰
How many people do you recommend bringing to the appointment? I would recommend bringing 4 people max! It is a very special day but keep in mind too many opinions can sometimes overwhelm you + it makes your decision even harder!
Should I have ideas picked out before I arrive? Yes! Pinterest will be your best friend throughout the entire wedding planning process! Save ideas and get an idea of styles you like but try to keep an open mind when you come to your appointment. Your consultant will likely try different styles on you because dresses look completely different on than they look on Pinterest!
A huge thank you to Madison at The Bridal Suite!
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