You're Engaged! What Comes Next? What to expect at your first bridal appointment!

What to Expect at Your First Bridal Appointment

First of all – congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding is such an exciting time of your life – but we know how stressful it can be! Knowing what to expect at your first bridal appointment will hopefully ease some of your worries!

Before your Appointment

If you schedule an appointment with us here at Stella’s – your appointment starts before you even walk in the door! You’ll have access to our client portal where you can see all the dresses we have in store and pick favorites, fill out questionnaires about your wedding day and style choices, and see all we have to offer!

Filling out all this information gives your stylist a little bit of insight on what you’re looking for and what dresses we should have in mind for you! We’ll also give you a call before your appointment to check in and see how you’re feeling about shopping with us!

Day of Appointment – What to Bring

The day of your appointment is so exciting! You’re going to be sharing such an exciting moment with your closest friends and family! 

A lot of brides always ask what they should bring, and we always recommend keeping it simple! It’s best to wear clothes you can easily change in and out of. We also recommend wearing nude seamless undies – as silly as it sounds, please don’t forget to wear underwear! Almost all of the dresses have built-in cups and padding, so wearing a bra during your appointment isn’t necessary.

All of our dresses are sample size and will be long on you so don’t feel like you need to wear heels to your appointment! 

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to bring hair ties or a clip! You’re going to want to see your hair in different styles with different dresses!

The last thing we always want you to bring is an open mind! You may have an idea of what you want your wedding dress to look like but you may fall in love with something totally different! 

At Your Appointment

Remember that the main goal of your appointment is to say YES to a dress! When you come to Stella’s, you’ll work one-on-one with one of our expert stylists to find your perfect dress together!

All of our stylists work their magic a little differently to find your dress but they all use a similar process to help you find your dress! 

At the very beginning of your appointment, your stylist will chat with you and your party about what you’re envisioning your dress to look like! They’ll find out any details that are a must-have for your dress and really get a feel for your initial likes and dislikes! If you favorited dresses in our portal – they already have them written down for you – but if there are pictures from pinterest or social media that you love, this is a great time to show your stylist!

We will also go over budget with you during the first few minutes of the appointment! Our stylists WILL NOT pull anything that’s out of your price range without asking you first! 

After they go over all the important details, your stylist will pull a few dresses so you can get a feel for what different silhouettes look like on you! This is a quick and easy way to find details that you like and dislike as we move along in the appointment!

Once you and your stylist are getting a feel for what you’re liking they’ll start putting you in similar dresses until you narrow it down to a few favorites! Towards the end of the appointment you’ll be able to retry on your favorites! This is when you can also try on accessories and see the whole look! At this point – you’re pretty close to saying YES – and we hope that you do and join our wonderful family of Stella’s Brides! If you still need time to think – that’s totally okay too! It’s a HUGE decision! We are here to help you with any questions you may have during the buying process!