I recently attended an event in Orlando for wedding professionals featuring none other than Randy Fenoli, star of Say Yes To The Dress and Fashion Director at Kleinfeld Bridal. At the end of his presentation, Randy opened the floor to questions. I asked, "What is the one thing you wish every bride would do before their first dress appointment?" After the shouts of "wear underwear!" from every seamstress and bridal shop owner in the audience, Randy answered the question quite simply: bring in pictures!
He suggests pulling a few pictures (don't get carried away) from magazines of dresses that you like. He said he can tell a lot from a picture - and it's not always about the actual dress. It might be the fabric, it might be the look on her face. So don't be afraid to bring in some ideas when you make your first appointment to try on gowns.
Randy has a new book coming out in November, which you can pre-order on Amazon.com. It will have tons of his tips - and will feature only photos of real brides in real dresses in every shape and size. We can't wait to read it, Randy, and thanks for helping make every bride beautiful!