There are many different aspects to finding your fairytale dress and knowing what to expect mentally when it comes to dress shopping, including what to do on the big day. Many different aspects to this day are not something we would all immediately think of, so read the following advice to ensure you’re completely prepared.
What do you bring? Good people and appropriate undergarments. Ensure everyone you bring is open minded, can be agreeable. Need a way to gauge that? Everyone needs to agree with the restaurant you all pick to go to after. Open minded, honest people can saving the day from turning into a nightmare. For undergarments, stay away from your neon underwear and black lacy bras. Set yourself up for success. Wear a nude thong and strapless bra – and bring Spanx.
Another item you may not think of is shoes. Believe it or not, a dress will look a lot different with flip-flops than with stilettos. Some bridal salons have high heels you can borrow, but communal shoes are gross. Plus, who knows if they’ll fit right? Some people have small, wide feet or large, thin feet – you do not want your feet to be uncomfortable while making this big decision. Ensure the heels you bring are around the same height you are planning to wear on your big day. This will allow you to have a better idea of how the dress will look and what height alterations you may need (especially important for short or tall women).
Once you have the dress, it is important to decide your dress preview policy and where you will keep it. Obviously, the groom or bride cannot see your dress before the big day, but you may want to share it with friends or family members who were not invited/able to attend to the fitting. I advise keeping your dress at a friend’s or parent’s house so an eager groom, bride or acquaintance cannot sneak a peek. Also, do not take pictures of the dress, no need to allow the possibility of it falling into the wrong hands. You can choose to share it with just the people at the appointment or just the bridal party or just your family, whoever it is, ensure the number of people you choose do not take the magic of the reveal on your big day. Strut your stuff girl!