What are some important things to bring with you to your bridal dress shopping appointment? Here are several to consider.

What to Bring to Your Bridal Dress Appointment

If you've just booked your first bridal dress appointment for an upcoming wedding, this is one of the most exciting times in the entire lead-up to the big day. It's important to remember a few basics and not get too caught up in your excitement, however, and a few key things should come with you to the appointment to ensure all your bases are covered. 

At Moments Made Bridal, we're happy to offer a huge selection of modest wedding dresses for any bride, including custom dresses, ready-to-ship dresses and more. Here are some of the most important things you should be bringing along with you to your bridal dress shopping appointment, plus what to think about in each area.

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The Right Undergarments

For your bridal dress shopping appointment, make sure to bring along the right type of undergarments. This means bringing a strapless bra or sticky cups (for dresses with spaghetti straps). If you're wearing shapewear for slimming purposes, then make sure to have that on hand as well.

These are especially important because without the right undergarments and shapewear, your dress won't fit correctly or look the way it should. You want your bridal appointment to mimic the big day in as many ways as possible, and having the right undergarments on will make all the difference.

Proper Shoes

Another important thing to bring to your bridal dress appointment are the shoes you plan on wearing on the big day. Usually, you want something with a heel, so factor this into your shopping experience. The reason is because when the seamstress takes up your hemline for alterations, it will be based off of the height of those shoes.

If you decide to wear different shoes on the actual day, make sure to tell your seamstress, so they can adjust accordingly.


It's also important to bring accurate measurements with you when shopping for a bridal gown. The size chart for wedding dresses is different than regular clothing, so it's important to know your bust, waist and hips measurements.

If you don't have accurate measurements, that's okay — Moments Made Bridal provides professional measurement services to ensure your bridal gown fits perfectly. But a combination of our professional measurements and the ones you bring with you will give us the most accurate picture of your size.

Your Bridal Group

While the actual members of this group will vary depending on your preferences, it's important to bring your bridal party along for the appointment for a few reasons.

Not only will you get their opinions and input on which dress looks best, but having a larger group of people there can also help provide perspective and context that you may not have previously considered. Plus, if you have relatives or friends who will be attending the wedding, it's always great to get their opinion!

Now, it's also important to avoid letting your group get too sprawling. Too many people can overpower your own opinion, and many brides prefer to limit this only to the most important people in their lives.

Hair Ties and Clips

Again, remember that the key goal here is to make your bridal appointment as accurate to the big day as possible. To that end, it's important to bring hair ties and clips with you so that we can get an idea of how your hairstyle will look with the dress.

This is especially important for any brides planning on wearing their hair up, or in a particularly complicated style. It's best to practice this look beforehand so you can get a better idea of how it looks with the dress.

A Realistic - But Firm - Budget

As you may already know, wedding dresses come in a huge range of price points. For your appointment, it's important to have a realistic budget of what you're able to spend without compromising on other aspects of the wedding day.

At Moments Made Bridal, we want to make sure that no matter your budget, we can help you find the perfect dress. That said, it's important to have a firm budget so that we can focus our search on the dresses that will fit within your price range.

An Inspired, Positive Attitude

Finally, the most important thing to bring with you is a positive attitude. Your bridal appointment should be an enjoyable and memorable experience, filled with inspiration and vision.

At Moments Made Bridal, we want to make sure that your dress shopping journey is as stress-free and easy as possible — so don't forget to leave any of your worries or doubts at the door!

By following these key steps, you will ensure that your bridal dress appointment is a positive and productive experience. If you have any questions prior to arriving at our store, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect gown!

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