If it is possible, schedule some appointments during the week, when the bridal store will be less busy. Scatter the appointments over a series of days so that you do not become overly stressed out. Bring one or two people with you--your mother or maid of honor--but not the entire crowd of bridesmaids or it will become stressful with everyone's differing opinions.
If you have purchased them, wear your wedding undergarments or something nude colored and in a similar style. The Boston Bridal Fashion Examiner recommends wearing some makeup and fixing your hair so that you have a better idea of how the dress truly looks. The Knot suggests trying on a variety of styles to see what you may like, even if you have a set idea. You may be surprised at what flatters you. Halter styles often flatter bigger bustlines, while empire waistlines hide larger hips. According to the Knot, wedding dresses often run small, so pay attention to fit and do not be worried if you have to order a dress up to two sizes larger than normal.
While some brides just know when they have found their dress, the Knot recommends thinking about the choice carefully because most bridal stores will not refund your money. Once you find the perfect dress, the store's seamstress will measure your bust, waist, hips and height to determine which size to order.