In-Person Wedding Dress Shopping Tips and Tricks

In-Person Shopping Tips and Tricks

In-person wedding dress shopping tips and tricks guide. Did you know you should begin your dress shopping about ten months before the big day? If you wait until the last minute, there’s a good chance your gown won’t be ready in time or your options will be limited.

Scheduling isn’t the only thing you should remember when you start shopping around. If you choose the wrong people to go with you, it will ruin the entire experience. Check out this guide for a few in-person shopping tips and tricks every bride should take to heart.

Research Beforehand

You should know what the different types of wedding gowns are before you make your appointment. In fact, you should have a few design ideas in your head. Do your research by picking up wedding magazines or hitting the internet. Take a look at the different necklines and fabric options available. Decide on which ones you love and which ones are a complete no-go.

Look up images that you can share with your consultant during your appointment. This will give them a good baseline for what you’re going for. Study various dress designers. If you know that you like a specific designer’s work, that will narrow down your search.

Make an Appointment

Bridal shops are busy. If you walk in without an appointment, you’re not likely to find a consultant who can help you. Many boutiques don’t even accept walk-ins. You can book your Luxx Nova bridal fitting appointment online. Our stylists will guide you through our exclusive bridal selections to help you find the perfect dress for your big day. If you plan to bring more than three guests to your fitting appointment, our VIP package is right for you.

Have a Schedule

As stated above, you must start shopping for dresses ten months in advance. Most of our gowns are made to order and don’t make it to the shop for around six months. Waiting until the last minute to schedule your fitting will limit your options and make the shopping experience more stressful than joyful. At the same time, you shouldn’t rush the process either. Your dream dress might not be in production over a year before your wedding.

Set Your Wedding Dress Budget

Once you step into the boutique for your bridal fitting, it’s easy to get swept away by all the beautiful designs and jewel-encrusted dresses. If you don’t want to spend your entire wedding fund on your dress alone, it’s wise to go shopping with a budget in mind. Doing so will narrow your choices while still giving you a wide range of options. You will be able to find something that matches your unique sense of style.

Bring Along the Right People

As much as you might love to take all your bridesmaids with you to go dress shopping, you shouldn’t. For one, most shops have a limit on the number of guests you’re allowed to bring in. For two, everyone’s conflicting tastes and opinions could become overwhelming after a while. Limit your guests to two or three loved ones. For most brides, the obvious choices are their mom, maid of honor, and a third close family member.

Skip the Mimosas

You want to make a day out of your wedding dress appointment, but you should hold off on celebrating with mimosas until after your fitting. Picking out a dress is a huge decision. You want to make sure you’re going into the buying process with a clear head.

Put on the Right Underwear

While most wedding dresses are comprised of several layers, they’re still white. There’s a chance that your brightly colored underwear could show through. This is especially the case for gowns made with sheer fabrics. Wear a pair of thin nude color underwear to your fitting.


Shoes are optional at one of our fitting appointments. Since you’ll be standing on a platform, you won’t need to wear a pair of heels until you’re ready to say yes. If you know what kind of shoes you want to wear with your dress (or you already have your wedding heels picked out), bring them with you. This will allow you to see how your shoes are going to look with the gown of your dreams. You never know. You might have to opt for a bigger heel or downgrade to flats.


It’s okay to wear your engagement ring to your bridal appointment, but that should be the only accessory you wear. Not only will bracelets and necklaces get in the way, but they can also snag and rip the fabric. If you already have your wedding jewelry picked out and want to see how it looks with the dresses you try on, pack it in a bag. One of your guests or our stylist can put it on you after you get dressed.

Don’t Ignore These Wedding Dress Shopping Tips and Tricks

As you can see, there are a lot of shopping tips to keep in mind. You have to wear the right shoes and underwear for your fitting. You should also avoid bringing too many guests and have a strict budget in mind. Are you ready to schedule a fitting? Go here to book an appointment with our professional consultants.

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