Things to Know Before Your First Bridal Appointment

Things to Know Before Your First Bridal Appointment


Finding your perfect wedding dress is an exciting journey that will become a story you hold close to your heart for the rest of your life. At Dani West Bridal, we prepare ahead of time for your arrival, working behind the scenes to provide you a memory that is truly one-of-a-kind. To ensure you get the most out of your appointment, here are a few ways you can help us help you get the shopping experience of your dreams:


Shop Early


From narrowing down your favorites from thousands of options, to alterations and personal embellishments, it can take anywhere between ten months to a whole year for bridal gown shopping. This may sound like an exaggeration, but it is important to consider that each dress is made to order, and it takes an ample amount of time for your designer to sew your dress perfectly. There is no such thing as getting started too early!


Bring Us Your Inspiration


While preparing for your appointment, search online and in magazines for designs that have caught your eye. When you come to our store, bring photos of your favorite dresses with you so that we can see your vision and get a sense of your personal style. This will help us select dresses you like earlier in your appointment, and help you find your match that much sooner.




During your fitting, the best way to try on dresses is to look as similar as possible to what you’ll look like on your wedding day. We recommend coming to your appointment wearing strapless or seamless undergarments that are nude or white in color, to prevent these pieces from distracting from the look and feel of the dresses.




One of the best things you can do to make your shopping experience easy and exciting is to bring a few of your closest friends and family along to your appointment. You will love having opinions you trust there to help you find the perfect dress and celebrate with you when you do. That being said, we recommend selecting which guests you bring carefully, so that you won’t be overwhelmed by too many opinions. 

Ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? Book an appointment at Dani West Bridal and we’ll help you get started.