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What to Bring When Wedding Dress Shopping

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If you found Gigi’s Bridal’s blog chances are you haven’t started shopping for your wedding dress yet and are doing your research or you’ve tried on a few gowns and are starting to feel stuck. Either way, welcome and thank you for allowing us to be part of this journey. Each week we break down all things wedding dress shopping and aim to simplify your journey of saying yes to your dress. If you’re reading our blog, we post accompanying videos every Thursday on all our social media platforms, including YouTube. Gigi’s Bridal promises to always keep it real and honest. If you have questions about anything you hear here or something you’d like for us to cover please reach out to us. I promise you’re not alone.


1. Stay Hydrated and Energized - Bring Water and a Snack

Dress shopping can be a lengthy process, and you'll want to stay energized throughout. Bringing a water bottle and a light snack can help you stay focused and make the most of your appointments. Opt for snacks that won't leave a mess and provide a quick energy boost.


2. Strut Your Stuff - Heels

Wearing heels during your dress fittings is crucial for getting the full picture of how your dress will look on the big day. The right pair of heels can influence the length and overall feel of the dress. Bring along the heels you plan to wear or ones of a similar height to ensure the perfect fit.


3. Freshen Up - Deodorant

With the excitement and emotions that come with trying on wedding dresses, staying fresh is key. Pack a reliable and subtle deodorant to keep you feeling confident and comfortable during the process. It's a small detail that can make a big difference.


4. Be Financially Prepared - Financial Readiness

Wedding dresses come in various price ranges, and being financially prepared is crucial. Set a budget for your dress and accessories, and communicate it to your consultant. This ensures you're shown options within your budget, avoiding any disappointment later on.


5. Hair Management - Hair Clip/Tie

When trying on different dress styles, it's important to manage your hair effectively. Bring a clip or tie to keep your hair out of the way during fittings. This allows you to focus on the dresses and ensures that your hair won't impact how the dress looks.


6. Seamless Foundations - Pasties

Choosing the right undergarments is vital for a seamless dress shopping experience. Consider bringing pasties – discreet, skin-toned coverings – to provide the right foundation for trying on various dress styles. This ensures that the dresses fit and look as intended.


7. Embrace the Experience - An Open Mind

Perhaps the most important item on this list is an open mind. Wedding dress shopping is a journey of self-discovery, and trying on different styles can lead to unexpected choices. Be open to exploring various options, even those you may not have initially considered. Trust your instincts and enjoy the process!


Gigi’s Bridal is a high vibe sample bridal boutique in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are challenging the traditional look and feel of a bridal boutique. When you buy your wedding dress at Gigi’s Bridal you walk out with more than just your dress. You leave our high vibe boutique with an edge to your confidence and a cherished memory. We thrive on translating your personal style to your wedding day look. Our goal is that you feel like the most confident version of yourself on your wedding day— and when walk out of Gigi’s Bridal.

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