FAQs About Appointments

We answered some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from brides as they embark on their dress-shopping journey. Read on for the ins and outs of bridal appointments and bridesmaid appointments, so you know exactly what to expect!

bride in a wedding dress standing in front of a mirror in a store

Q: How far in advance should I start shopping for a wedding dress?

A: I recommend coming in as early as you can, and here’s why: You are the star of the show! The dress is one of the elements that provide direction for the entire wedding, and if you choose a gown early on in your journey, it will help everything else fall into place. The dress may even influence which venue you choose.

While some weddings take place within a few weeks, the average engagement lasts six months. We will meet any deadline you have—and help you customize your look for the most important day in your life.


Q: When is the best time to schedule my appointment?

Q: If I just want to look around, do I need to book an appointment with a stylist?

Q: I am the kind of person who likes to shop alone. Can I come in by myself?

Q: I’ve heard that bridal shops often don’t carry a large range of sizes. If I like a dress I’ve seen online, should I order it, or is there a way I can try it on in the store?

Q: Will my appointment be like the shows I see on TV?

A: Let’s be real—TV is for entertainment, and those shows play up the drama for ratings. Our store experience is different, as it is focused solely on helping you find your dream dress!

Q: What is the best way to shop for bridesmaid dresses? Do my bridesmaids need appointments? Should they all visit the store together, if possible?

Q: When should my bridesmaids order their dresses?

Q: What is David’s Bridal doing to ensure safe appointments during COVID-19?

Our expert stylists will ensure that you walk out of the store confident, with the look that’s right for you.