At L, we pride ourselves into making your appointment as fun and as special as possible! Here are a few tips on how to have a GREAT appointment…
Invite your biggest supporters/#1 fans!
This doesn’t have to include your entire wedding party and actually, we encourage you NOT to bring them all. Why? The more people you bring, the more opinions there are. Can you and all your friends decide on one thing for lunch? Do you and your friends have the exact same style? Do you have that one friend that is kind of negative? So bring your key decision makers…the ones that will give you solid advice. The ones that love it if you love it (it is YOUR day after all). The ones that will cry tears of joy with you and not stress you out. Tip: You can always bring everyone back AFTER you’ve picked the gown, let them see it, and pop confetti!
Set a budget.
Keep in mind alterations, accessories, and tax. Don’t try on a gown that is over your budget unless you are willing to up your budget if you fall in love. The worst feeling in the world is finding a gown you love that is just out of reach.
Have an open mind!
Over half the time, a bride walks out with a dress she NEVER thought she would pick. She tried it on and it was GORGEOUS and perfect for her. Just because you think a mermaid is what you like, doesn’t mean you have to stick to that. Try on different silhouettes, different necklines, different colors, be open!
Get all dolled up if that’s how you feel the most confident!
Some of us (me), feel better when our hair is fixed and makeup is done. I’m a little less critical of myself so if that is you too, then spruce up a bit for your appointment! If you are just as confident in your own skin and messy bun, that’s okay too! This is all about how YOU feel the best about yourself. If you are going to wear your hair down for your wedding, wear it down to your appointment. Likewise, if you’re going to wear it up, pull it back.
Wear nude undergarments.
Bring your spanx if you want to! Of course, we require underwear when trying on our gowns and some of the gowns can be sheer so we suggest nude underwear. Bras are off during your appointment so if you’re a little self-conscious you may want to bring some nippies or a nude stick-on bra!
Don’t be hard on yourself. You are gorgeous…these gowns are gorgeous. You’ll find something you LOVE.