Calling all newly engaged ladies! First of all, congratulations! This is going to be one of the most exciting times in your life. Although it is truly enjoyable, we know it can also be one of the most stressful. Many of our brides walk through our door that have never been to a bridal appointment or we are the first shop they make an appointment with. To ease some of the uncertainty of how it all works, we wanted to provide you with some details of how we do things at Maddison Row, and offer up some friendly advice :)
We schedule our appointments for an hour and a half. This gives you optimal time in each gown and to go back to your favorites at the end. We will walk you through all of our gowns & designers so you can get a feel for what will fit your style and vision best!
Come with an open mind!:
We know you have probably started a Pinterest board and have some ideas of what style you are dreaming of for you big day. While we do pull gowns that fit into your ideal vision, we also advise that you keep an open mind to other styles! There are plenty of times that brides leave our shop purchasing a gown that is completely opposite of what they thought they originally wanted. It never hurts to try!
Limit the amount of opinions:
It is so much fun to play dress up with all of your friends and family, but we do like to tell our brides to keep in mind that it can get overwhelming when finding your wedding gown. Our shop is quite an intimate setting, so we like to advise our brides to bring up to 4 people to their appointment-mom, bridesmaids, sisters, etc. We want to make sure that the main opinion heard is YOURS because it is YOUR day and YOUR gown :)
Know your budget range:
It is very helpful to come into your appointment having a budget in mind for your wedding gown. This allows us to pull gowns within your set budget, and avoid showing you anything that is too high of a price point. We do this so that you do not end up falling in love with a gown that is over your budget-because you’ll never let it leave your mind!
Keep your venue in mind:
We always inquire about your wedding venue because we think it is important that your gown translates well into the space. This will obviously not make or break the decision of choosing your gown, but we do advise to be mindful!-especially for outdoor venues.
Clink that champagne, relax and have fun! We are here to help you with the entire process until you walk down the aisle, so enjoy every second!