1. Know your budget. There’s nothing more heart-wrenching than falling in love with a dress you can’t afford. When you arrive at the salon, make sure you’re upfront with your consultant about how much you want—and can afford—to spend.
2. Bring a friend. But don’t bring too many friends. While a second opinion from several well-meaning friends can definitely help the process, the opinion of too many can be frustrating.
3. Know your style. You may love a drop-waist dress, but that doesn’t mean it will flatter your figure. Part of finding the perfect dress is knowing what looks nice on your body type. For more on finding your bridal gown style, go here.
4. Trust your consultant. We know you have ideas about what you like and what you don’t, but remember: Consultants help brides find their dream dresses every day. Some salons, like ours, even have a customer service guarantee, meaning, we do the utmost to make sure you find your perfect fit.