Because there are so many different things that need to be prepared, some people forget about some important things to do before their first bridal appointment. If you’re not sure what you need to do, then this list is the perfect place for you to start.

Your Bridal Appointment

Your bridal appointments are a time for you to focus on yourself and what you want for your big day. It’s important that you’re completely open and transparent. The only way to have your dream day is to share what you really want, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind and make sure that everyone’s on the same page.

Take a Deep Breath

The most important thing to know is that it’s completely natural to be overwhelmed during your first bridal appointment. Some people find their dress and accessories on their first appointment, but it’s much more common to have multiple appointments. Remember that there’s no one correct way to go through the bridal process, so take your time and have fun with it.


One of the most common things that people forget about when going to their bridal appointment is the undergarments they’re wearing. Undergarments can significantly impact the way that a dress looks and feels, so it’s important to make sure that you come prepared.


If you’re wanting to take this another step further, you can bring shoes that are similar to ones you might wear on your big day. This is an excellent way to make sure that the dress has the vibe you want it to, especially when you can see it in a complete way.

Inviting Others

Having the opinions of others during your first bridal appointment can be extremely helpful or extremely… Not helpful. Making sure that you pick your guests carefully is important, so consider who will support you best while you’re trying on dresses. Some people sit down with their friends and talk to them about the kind of experience they’d like to have before they go to their appointment. This can be a great way to make sure that you’re getting the type of feedback you want and that you don’t leave the appointment feeling frustrated or confused.

Venue Ideas

It’s not essential to have your venue picked out when attending your first bridal appointment, but it is important to have a general idea of the type of venue you’d like. If you’re going to have an outdoor wedding that can impact the kind of dress you might like and the same can be said for indoor venues.


If you have a vision board that’s a great thing to bring to your appointment. It’s important that your stylist has an idea of the overall feel and tone that you’re going for, so bringing more materials is better than not bringing enough. Don’t be afraid to be honest about what you’re looking for and share any ideas that you have with the bridal stylist.