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5 Things To Know Before Your Bridesmaid Appointment


You’re engaged! But now what? Planning a wedding can be fun, but stressful at the same time. Choosing your bridesmaids dresses could be close to the top of that list. No worries! We have all the tips and tricks to help your bridesmaid shopping experience be the best that it can be.

#1 Have ideas!
When you come to your bridesmaid appointment, it helps your stylist know what you want and envision for your special day when you have ideas! Since we have closed inventory, coming with ideas of colors, fabrics, or even having different pictures for inspiration can be a big help.

#2 There is no golden number of bridesmaids
When choosing the number of bridesmaids, there is no perfect number. We have styled groups anywhere from 1 to 10 people! We do think it’s fun, though, that bigger groups experiment with different fabrics and colors.

#3 Ordering your dresses can take time
We always recommend ordering your bridesmaid dresses at least 5 months before your wedding. This is because there is about a 3 to 4 month production/shipping time. That also gives time for any alterations to be done.

#4 Always call for questions!
If you ever have any questions prior to or after your appointment, do not hesitate to call. We are more than happy to assist you with your big day!

#5 There are no rules!
When it comes down to picking your bridesmaid dresses, the choice is yours. No matter the season or trends, we have lots of options to help you create a one of a kind bridal party look. Your wedding is a representation of you, so have fun with it!


If you need more tips for bridesmaid dress shopping, look to your local wedding dress shop. If you live near southwest Missouri, the team of experts at Normans Bridal are here to help. Not only will our experienced consultants help you find a dress that’s beautiful and flattering, but they can also help you assemble an entire prom look, from the dress to jewelry and hair accessories. Stop by our downtown Springfield store when you’re ready to start shopping, and give us a call at 417-866-9800 if you have any questions. Be sure to visit our website to view our wide selection of wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses. In addition, follow us on Instagram to see the latest prom dresses and ball gowns arriving in store.