My partner Janey and I have talked about what will be the take-away from the royal wedding. It’s not so much to rush out and buy a dress with long sleeves, but to go with something classic. Remember, that picture is still going to be on your mother’s piano 10 years from now. —Marie Brauer, Berrybridge bridal

It’s good to come in with an idea of what you want, but you should also be open-minded enough to see what the consultant pulls for you. Trust the consultant that you’re working with, and you’ll benefit from their knowledge. —Stephanie Fagyal, Town & Country Bridal

Make an appointment, as this is one of the most important decisions of your wedding. Try not schedule too many appointments that same day, since well-rested and stress-free is the way to be. —Connie Lucks, Fleur de Lis Bridal Boutique