Brides ask us all the time what do they need to do or bring with them for their bridal appointments. We put a list together of a few recommendations on how to prepare for your bridal appointment.
We know you are excited to start shopping for your wedding dress, but it is important to work out your budget first. Trust us you are better off not trying on gowns outside of your price range. You will either end up falling in love and being disappointed by every other dress, or you will blow your budget.
We typically recommend ordering your gown 8-9 months in advance so you have time and no stress! Most of our special order gowns take 5-6 months to come in. This way you have time for alterations and for bridal portraits.
Do you want to be romantic, classic, modern, or glamorous? Knowing which one describes the look you want for your wedding will make it easier for you and your consultants to help find your dream wedding gown.
Just because we carry a designer you like doesn’t necessary mean we have the exact dress you are in love with. Call us before your appointment and we can check if we have that dress in stock, if not many of our designers offer loaner samples that we can borrow just for your appointment.
We always recommend making an appointment to ensure we have a consultant available to work with you. Our bridal appointments last for 90 minutes and are a one on one consultation with one of our highly trained consultants.
Don’t eliminate anything at first glance. If your consultant brings you something she says you must try, try it on even if you don’t initially love it. Many brides have ended up falling in love with a wedding gown the consultant had to persuade them to try on.
If you don’t like big crowds and want a more personal experience, come in during the week. Saturdays are our busiest days and there can be a lot of people in and out all day. If you are unable to come in during the week we now offer our center stage appointments on Sundays, for a fee.
We recommend bringing 2-3 people to your bridal appointment. Too many people can cause clashing of ideas and can take away from you enjoying the process of finding your wedding gown.
Even if you are planning on losing 15 pounds before your wedding day, your body isn’t going to completely change. Buy a dress that fits your body the way it is now. It is a lot easier and cheaper to have a dress taken in then to try and let it out.
If you have to be reassured that the dress looks great on you, it’s probably not the one. Can you really see yourself walking down the aisle in this gown? If not, move on. You, better than anyone know what style you’re looking for. When you find the right one, you will know- you won’t want to put on anything else.
At Brickhouse Bridal we want you to have the experience of a lifetime when purchasing your dream wedding gown.We are committed to being the bridal salon that offers the best service and value in a boutique environment. Schedule your appointment to find your wedding gown among the most stunning and unique collections in Houston. You will also find fabulous dresses for your bridesmaids, mothers and flowergirls.
Congratulations to April and Trevor! They got married on April 26th at St. Josephs Catholic Church. April wore a gorgeous custom beaded Stephen Yearick gown with a stunning open back! View more pictures at Mustard Seed Photography!
All photos by Mustard Seed Photography
Next week starts our Maggie Sottero Feature Week. We can't wait for our brides to try on some of the new fall 2014 collection! Call to make your appointment to try on some of these beautiful gowns, 281.681.3430!
Francesca- Sheath gown featuring bold floral embroidered overlay, accented with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Finished with illusion lace back adorned with crystal button closure and separate satin slip dress.
Gemma- Lightweight flowing Santorini chiffon sheath with enchanting blouson bodice, accented with twinkling Swarovski crystal embellishments and waistband.
Louise- Cold shoulder, portrait neckline with embellished shoe string straps and Swarovski crystal neckline adorn this lightweight A-line gown.
Odette- Stunning beaded embroidered lace with metallic accents and Swarovski crystals on Glitter tulle sheath overlays a separate Orlando satin slip dress, accented with keyhole back.
We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row we have been picked as Weddings in Houston Bride Favorite. We are so honored to work with so many wonderful brides this past year! Thank you to our brides and Weddings in Houston!
Join us for this weekend for our Martina Liana Trunk show with designer, Martine Harris.