This wedding dress shopping timeline will give you a much clearer answer to the question, “When should I go wedding dress shopping?”
12 months before:
Set wedding gown budget
Research dresses and bridal shops
Decide who you’re bringing with you
Start wedding dress shopping
8 months before:
Buy your dress
5 months before:
Purchase your day-of undergarments
Choose hair accessories
Purchase wedding day shoes
3 months before:
Have your first fitting
6-8 weeks before:
Choose your “something old, new, borrowed, and blue”
Have your second fitting
2-3 weeks before:
Practice walking in your wedding shoes break them in
Have your final fitting
Pick up your wedding dress
1 day before:
Put together an emergency kit (fashion tape, safety pins, etc.)
Give your wedding dress a final steaming
Schedule about 30 minutes to get fully dressed have someone help you!
Things to Note
CAN I LOOK THROUGH THE DRESSES MYSELF?
Yes and no. At your appointment, your stylist will pull dresses for you…which makes for a very relaxing and efficient appointment. But we know that brides want to see all their options too, so we have our inventory online for you to browse through prior to coming in.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
Your bridal appointment is scheduled for 1hour 30 minutes.
You are allowed to bring up to 3 special guests with you to your appointment.
To protect our merchandise, no food or drink is allowed.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES?
Absolutely! Just make sure you tag us on social @allmylifebridal 😉