Prepare for a successful wedding dress shopping day before you leave the house. First, be sure your budget for the wedding dress is set. And, that you have the cash or credit card with you. If someone else is purchasing the dress for you, make sure they are aware of your appointment and ready to make the purchase at that time. Second, bring pictures of your venue. It is important to share the visual with the bridal fashion consultant. It also allows for the bride to envision herself in her dress at the venue. Third, share pictures that are pinned. Every bride spends time dreaming of different styles of wedding dresses. Pin and bring them along to share with the bridal fashion consultant. They should be able to capture the essence of the style if they don’t have the exact dress. Next, every bride needs to be ready to communicate. Do not hesitate to voice your opinions. Your opinion is the most important one. If the dress is perfect except for one aspect, ask for other options. Professional and experienced consultants will be able to understand your vision and pull the dress that will capture the dream. In addition, choose the shopping entourage carefully. Ideally, no more than 3 other guests should be invited along in the wedding dress decision process. When too many people are in attendance at the appointment it tends to become overwhelming and can be disheartening. It is how you feel in the dress that matters most. Finally, be prepared tosay yes to the dress. The perfect wedding dress is on your body and you know that it is the one. You feel it and you picture yourself walking down the aisle. Your entourage is with you and your funds are available. You say yes and make the purchase, Congratulations!