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What do I Bring to My Appointment What do I Bring to My Appointment

You’ve booked your appointment at The White Rose Bridal & Formal Wear and you’re counting down the days until you try on all of those gorgeous gowns—but the question is, what do you bring to your appointment? Make sure to check these items off your list so you’re set for a successful day of wedding dress shopping.

1. Inspiration

Bringing along wedding dress inspiration to your appointment is very important. Some great ways to share your wedding inspiration are through your Personal Wish List from our website, your personal Pinterest board, printing out photos or telling your consultant all about your favorite designer. If you’re not sure about what you’re looking for, sharing venue, decoration or theme ideas can help your consultant lead you in the right direction to making that perfect wedding gown selection.

2. Proper undergarments

While shapewear and the perfect bra aren’t totally necessary until your first fitting, feeling and looking your best will ultimately help you feel more confident to find the dress of your dreams. We suggest bringing along or wearing a supportive nude strapless or convertible bra, seamless nude underwear (such as boyshorts, thong, or high cut underwear), as well as any shapewear you’d like to wear under your dress. There are plenty of shapewear options out there, so keep this in mind before you arrive at The White Rose Bridal for your appointment. You’re also more than welcome to forgo a bra if you don’t plan to wear one on your wedding day as most dresses have the structure to support you without one.

3. Hair ties & clips

By pulling your hair up with a hair tie or clip it will help you envision your wedding day look if you choose to wear an updo. Pulling your hair up will also keep your hair our of the way for you to be more comfortable and cooler.

4. Your squad

Make sure you bring along a few close family members and friends to help you “Say Yes”. Keep in mind though that less is definitely more—too many opinions from eager family members and friends can ultimately make your decision tougher.

Finally, come with a relative idea of how much you’d like to spend on a dress. Your wedding dress is definitely a very important part of your wedding day, after all pictures are forever.


Remember while you are shopping at The White Rose Bridal that it is located in Minnesota, where there is NO SALES TAX on clothing!!

Looking forward to meeting you!