How to Prepare for Your Bridal Appointment

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Bridal dress shopping is a fun, exciting, overwhelming experience.  Are you ready?  Before you plan, check out our suggestions on how to prepare for your dress appointment:


Before you commit to shopping at a store, check it out online first. There are a few important things you will want to know:

  • Do they carry designers and styles you are interested in?
  • Does their price range match your budget?
  • What do past brides say? Online reviews and testimonials are important.
  • How is the store aesthetic? Check out photos and videos online – is it a place you want to shop?


While it is important to have an idea of what you want, when you actually try on dresses, you may be surprised by the styles you love best on your body.  Avoid having a “checklist” in your mind of what you “have to have” and be open to the possibility that you might find something different than you expected.


It is almost impossible to envision your bridal gown until you find “the one”, but it is possible to imagine how you want to feel.  Spend time thinking about how you want to feel in your dress.  You may not cry when you find “the one”, but you will definitely know when you’ve found your dress.

At The Dress Shop, located in mid-Michigan, we want all brides to have an incredible bridal shopping experience, whether they choose to buy from us or somewhere else.  We carry a full range of gowns featuring a large array of styles, silhouettes, trends, and price points, to ensure that every bride has the opportunity to fall in love.  In addition, our talented bridal stylists are experts in bridal fashion, including finding the perfect pieces to complete the bridal look, from veils to jewelry to headpieces.  Additionally, The Tux Room offers top quality designer tuxes and suits for purchases or rental to ensure the groom’s look is an exact complement to the bride’s.  For more information about The Dress Shop, contact us at 517-546-3600 or visit

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