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Welcome to the Ivory & Main blog.  Intended for the Curvy Bride, This blog will serve as a positive resource to help our fellow curvy beauties navigate the sometimes rocky waters of Bridal gown shopping.  We will also post some fun and interesting interviews and insight, along with stories from other brides like yourself,  you have options.  Looking and feeling beautiful isn't about size, it's a mindset.  

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Everything you Need to Bring with you to your Bridal Appointment


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When going to your bridal appointment, it's essential to be prepared so that you can make the most of your time and find the perfect wedding dress. Here's a list of things you should bring with you:

  1. Undergarments: Wear nude or white underwear and a strapless bra that is similar to what you plan to wear on your wedding day. This will help you get a better idea of how the dress will fit.

  2. Shapewear (optional): If you plan to wear shapewear under your wedding dress, bring it with you to see how it looks under the gowns.

  3. Shoes: Bring shoes with a similar heel height to what you plan to wear on your wedding day. This will give you a better sense of how the dress will drape and how comfortable you'll be.

  4. Hair Accessories: If you have specific hair accessories, such as a veil, headpiece, or hairpin, bring them along to see how they match with the dress.

  5. Jewelry: If you have any jewelry pieces you plan to wear on your wedding day, like a necklace or earrings, bring them to ensure they complement the gown.

  6. Pictures and Inspiration: Bring photos or inspiration boards that showcase the style, features, and details you're looking for in a wedding dress. This will help the consultant understand your preferences.

  7. Budget: Have a clear budget in mind and inform the consultant so they can show you dresses within your price range.

  8. Supportive Friends or Family: Bring a small group of supportive friends or family members whose opinions you value. Too many opinions can be overwhelming, so choose your entourage wisely.

  9. Open Mind: While it's great to have a vision in mind, be open to trying on different styles that the consultant suggests. You might be surprised by what looks best on you.

  10. Appointment Confirmation: Make sure to bring any appointment confirmation, ID, or paperwork required by the bridal salon.

  11. Questions: Prepare a list of questions to ask the consultant, such as delivery times, alteration options, and any customization possibilities.

  12. Notebook and Pen: It's helpful to take notes on the dresses you try on, so you can remember the details and compare them later.

  13. Timeline: Know your wedding date and timeline. Be clear about when you need to make a decision and place an order to ensure timely delivery and alterations.

  14. Positive Attitude: Approach the appointment with a positive and open-minded attitude. Finding the perfect dress can be a fun and emotional experience, so enjoy the process!

By being well-prepared for your bridal gown shopping appointment, you can make the most of your time, reduce stress, and increase your chances of finding the wedding dress of your dreams.

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