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What to expect from your first appointment. Tips!

Each brides journey is unique and at Jaynes Bridalwear we want you to enjoy every moment of it! Our experienced stylists are here to guide you and will work with you from your first consultation to the collection of your perfect dress. As your first appointment can be a bit unnerving we have given you a heads up as to what to expect with us during your first consultation and a few tips to give you a bit of a head start!

Your first appointment is all about finding your style and figuring our which shapes suit YOU. If you have been to a few boutiques already you may have a head start in knowing what style and shape you are after, this is great! We will pick up where you left off and introduce you to our gowns that most closely resemble what you are looking for. Your first appointment will last one and a half hours however we are more than happy to spend longer with you so long as our diary allows! When meeting our brides we take into account your wedding theme, wedding location, time of year and your price point. Although we recommend our brides to start looking for their dream dress eight months in advance to their wedding date we are able to accomodate brides with a shorter time frame (up to two months before your wedding date for made to measure and up to two weeks before the wedding date for a sample.)

DO

- Relax! Part of the reason we love our job so much is because appointments are fun! We have met every shape, size and age bride! Each treated with professionalism and respect, our team are highly trained stylists are here to support you and work with you to find your dream dress so relax and enjoy the journey!
- Wear a strapless bra and light coloured underwear! Don't worry if you don't have either but if you do we reccommend wearing them if you do!
- Take away the feeling you had in the dress and use the photos for reference only! We encourage you take photos HOWEVER we also encourage you not to use them as a deciding factor as to which dress you choose.
- Bring bubbles! Fancy a tipple with your friends and family during an appointment? We provide complimentary refreshments but if you'd like something a little stronger bring along your favourite tipple!
- Bring pictures of styles you like! Seen a dress you love? Bring photos, this is a great way to get an idea of what look you are going for.
- Let us know if you have seen a dress on our website you would like to try! That way we can make sure it is in the boutique ready for you!
- Be open minded. How many brides have you heard say they chose a dress the complete opposite to what they expected? More times than not it happens, keep an open mind, be playful and surprise yourself!
- Be honest with us! If we try a dress and you hate it tell us! This is the best way for us to get an idea of what you are after, we won't be offended we promise!

DON'T

- Get freaked out if you find your dream dress on your first appointment! It's not uncommon! Over shopping can be overwhelming and exhausting, if you love the and you get the "feeling" trust your gut and go with it! Then you can start planning the wedding cake!
- Take it personally that the sample dresses don't fit perfectly! The dresses we house are sample gowns and tend to be on the small side, 9 times out of 10 you will need to be pinned in or panelled for a dress to fit!
- Be Shy! We have seen every body shape you can imagine, if you would rather have some privacy when changing into the dresses that's fine! We will pop in and out to get the dresses ready and to fasten you in!