Things You Should Know Before Your First Bridal Appointment

Things You Should Know Before Your First Bridal Appointment

Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting, joyful, and memorable experiences in a bride’s life! At Eva’s Bridals International, our team loves helping brides find “the one,” and ensuring you have a dress journey worth swooning over is top priority. We’ve gathered a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your time at our boutique – here is everything you need to know before your first bridal appointment:


Start Early


Finding the bridal gown of your dreams involves several steps, each of which tend to take a little longer than many brides would expect. From narrowing down hundreds of options, to fittings, alterations, and shipping times, you should plan to begin your search around 10-12 months before your wedding. It’s never too early to start your dress shopping journey!


Do Your Research (& Share It With Us!)


Before your appointment, spend some time online looking up different wedding dress styles, ceremony themes and color palettes – Pinterest and magazines are excellent sources of bridal inspiration! We also recommend that you learn about different designers and their respective signature styles, select your favorites, and then book appointments at boutiques that carry their gowns. At Eva’s, we offer an extensive selection of dresses from many of the world’s most renowned bridal houses, such as Justin Alexander, Kitty Chen, Morilee, and Enzoani, to name just a few. When you come in to your appointment, give your stylist as much information about your vision as you can, so that we can find you your perfect look that much sooner in your visit.


Dress the Part


When trying on wedding gowns, you will want to arrive at your appointment looking as similarly as possible to what you might look like on your wedding day. We recommend that you wear nude-toned, strapless, and seamless undergarments, and that you get dolled up just enough to feel like your confident, beautiful self. You will want to avoid bright or bulky intimates, as flashy pieces may distract from the overall look and feel of the gowns. 




Lastly, we know that bringing your favorite people along for the ride is one of the best ways to have a fun bridal shopping experience. With that being said, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of being mindful of who you invite. Too many opinions can get overwhelming quickly, so we recommend that you limit the number of guests at your appointment, and try to consider how each of their personalities may interact with this specific type of endeavor. 


Feeling inspired? Book an appointment at Eva’s Bridals International to find “the one” today!