Set a budget and narrow down the range of choice. Many brides go into the bridal boutiques without a firm budget for their wedding dress. It’s extremely important to set a budget, especially if you are on a tight overall wedding budget.
Wear the right undergarments. You are trying on samples that other people will be trying on, so be sure to wear underwear and a nude strapless bra at minimum. While calling to make your appointment, you can always ask the bridal store if they have any specialty bridal bras for you to try on with the dress, but do not assume they have any in store. It is better to be over-prepared for wedding dress shopping than under-prepared.
Don’t bring a big entourage. The bigger your entourage, the more opinions. Different opinions can be helpful, but too many will lead to disagreements. People in your entourage may begin to think their opinions aren’t being heard and get frustrated, when the most important opinion is yours.
Keep an open mind. The consultant helping you during your appointment is the expert. They have been doing this for years and will know what shapes and silhouettes will complement your figure and which ones may not work with your body type. They are there to help you find the dress of your dreams. And as much as you think you know it all, they’ve probably seen it all.