Shopping For A Wedding Dress? A Few Important Things To Take To The Bridal Shop

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Shopping for a wedding dress can be a long, stressful event. Do not plan on having it done in a few hours, or even a few days. Before you head out to the first bridal shop, pack a bag with a few items that will help make the day less stressful. The better prepared and more at ease you are, the sooner you will have the dress of your dreams. Here are a few things to make sure you take with you, having them just may be the way to keep your shopping to one store instead of traveling all over the state.


While most bridal shops will have shoes available, wearing new ones while trying on dresses could cause your feet to pinch or blister, making everything uncomfortable. Pack a few pair of shoes with different heel heights. If you know you want your heels to be a specific height because of your own or your fiancé's height, be sure to bring those to make sure the dress hem is at the right place.

Hair Ties

Whether you are going to wear your hair up or down, you will still want to see how the neckline looks from all angles. In addition, you will be able to get a better idea of how to wear your hair with the dress if you have the option of putting it up.

Dress Pictures

You have probably looked through magazines to find a dress. If you like the bodice of one but the skirt portion of a different one, having them on hand to show the attendant will make the process easier. Bring pictures of any beadwork, embroidery or other embellishments you may want as well.

Snacks and Drinks

Many bridal shops will have water available for drinking, however, if you are going to be there all day – which is possible – having a few snacks on hand can keep you from getting a headache. Trying on big wedding dresses is hot, tiring work, you are going to want to eat at some point during the day, or you will get cranky.

To make the day a mini celebration, take along a few friends and family members. Not only will you then have the opinions of others as to how the dress looks, it will keep you in good spirits. In addition, make sure you are wearing good underwear—the attendant is probably going to see you in it at some point. Have everything ready to go before heading to the shop and things won't be so hurried and frantic while shopping. Avoiding stress for the different aspects of planning a wedding will keep things on track for a stress-free wedding. If you're looking for a bridal shop near you, visit Bridal Elegance.


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