What to Wear Wedding Dress Shopping, and Everything Else You Need to Know

What on earth are you supposed to wear wedding dress shopping? Bridal shopping is one of the most exciting and important parts of planning a wedding. It’s a chance for the bride-to-be to try on different styles, fabrics, and designs, and ultimately find the perfect dress that will make her feel beautiful on her big day. However, the process can also be overwhelming, especially for those who have never shopped for a wedding dress before. In this blog post, we’ll go over what to expect when you go wedding dress shopping so you can feel prepared and confident. We’ll give you everything you need to know, including what to wear, to confidently say yes to the dress. 

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1. Wear comfortable clothes and anything you have ready for the day

Bring clothes that you will be easy to take on and off for when you are changing in and out of dresses. If you know you want to go strapless, then bring a strapless bra to try on with your dress. Bring shoes that will be similar height as what you want to wear on your big day to make alterations as easy and smooth as possible. Make sure to not go too heavy with your makeup so that it won’t rub off onto the dresses.

2. Research before you go

Before you step foot into a bridal shop, it is a good idea to do some research. Look online for bridal shops in your area, read reviews from previous customers, and check out their websites to see if they carry the types of dresses you’re interested in. You can also browse wedding dress styles and trends online to get a better idea of what you like and don’t like. This way, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and have a better idea of what you’re looking for when you arrive at the store.

3. Make an appointment

Most bridal shops require appointments, so be sure to call ahead and schedule one. This will ensure that you have a dedicated consultant to work with you and that there are available fitting rooms for you to try on dresses. It’s also a good idea to ask the shop if they have any specific requirements, such as what to wear or bring with you.


4. Bring a support system

Wedding dress shopping can be emotional, so it’s important to have a support system with you. Bring a few trusted friends or family members who can offer constructive feedback and help you make decisions. However, keep in mind that too many opinions can be overwhelming, so try to limit your entourage to a few people.

5. Be open-minded

While it’s important to have an idea of what you’re looking for, it’s also important to be open-minded. Your consultant may suggest dresses that you didn’t consider or that are different from what you had in mind. Try on these dresses anyway, as you may be surprised by how they look on you. Keep in mind that wedding dress sizes can differ from regular clothing sizes, so don’t be discouraged if you have to go up or down a size.

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6. Trust your consultant

Bridal shop consultants are experts at what they do, and they’re there to help you find the perfect dress. Be honest with them about what you’re looking for, what you like and don’t like, and what your budget is. They’ll be able to suggest dresses that fit your criteria and help you make decisions. If they suggest a dress that you’re unsure about, try it on anyway. You may be surprised by how it looks on you.

7. Be prepared to make a decision

While it’s important to take your time and try on multiple dresses, be prepared to make a decision. Wedding dresses can take several months to arrive, and you’ll need time for alterations, so it’s important to order your dress in a timely manner. Don’t feel pressured to make a decision on the spot, but don’t wait too long either.


8. It’s okay to say no

It is just as important to know what you don’t like than what you do. Trust us, you won’t hurt your consultants feelings by telling them what you don’t like. Narrowing down the styles, fabrics, lace, and sleeve types can help your consultant help  you find your dream dress much easier.  

9. Enjoy the experience

Wedding dress shopping can be stressful, but it’s also an exciting experience. Take the time to enjoy the process and try on different styles. Take pictures of yourself in the dresses so you can remember how they looked. Most importantly, remember that the perfect dress is out there, and you deserve to feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day, and finding the perfect dress is a big part of that.


By following these tips and being prepared for the wedding dress shopping experience, you’ll be able to find a dress that makes you feel like a true bride. Happy shopping!

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