wedding essentials

From primping on the morning of the big day to celebrating new nuptials, a bride should feel beautiful in every piece she’s wearing—whether it’s comfy, cozy loungewear, shaping essentials or a little something sexy. We’ve got you covered: Find everything you’ll need—from under-the-dress necessities to gifts for your ‘maids—in our Bridal Lingerie Gifts & Solutions Shop.


Your wedding is a celebration of love (not to mention you), and we want to help you look and feel your best. Our expert Wedding Stylists have you covered head to toe for every event. Oh yes, the events and to-dos start now!

We’re thrilled to celebrate this moment and help you plan your journey in a style that’s all your own, from something sparkly for pre-wedding events, to the perfect ‘I do’ dress—even your honeymoon! Here’s our checklist for getting hitched without a hitch.

1 – Tell your family and closest friends (if you haven’t already) about your good news before you broadcast on Facebook.

2 – Plan your first soirée–the engagement party! Connect with a complimentary Wedding Stylist in one of our Wedding Suites available at select Nordstrom stores, or get immediate one-on-one service from one of our online Wedding Stylists. Shop chic frocks for this event.

3 – Find your fiancé something polished and smart-looking to wear.

4 – Start dreaming (after talking budget with your honey), and begin your journey for THE DRESS!

5 – Check back soon to browse special-order dresses from Vera Wang, Jenny Yoo, Christian Siriano and Heidi Elnora (hello, Project Runway!); Nouvelle Amsale (exclusively at Nordstrom); and so much more.

6 – A DIY wedding! Your Wedding Stylist can help you connect with professionals in your area. Bring your favorite flowers, swatch or inspiration board to your appointment. Learn more about our Wedding Stylists.

7 – Get your whole wedding party involved in your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Bring your bridesmaids, mom and future mother-in-law to the Wedding Suite to plan and try on dresses together. Book an appointment now, or shop online for bridesmaids and mothers.

8 – Next up: bachelorette party! Find that perfect party dress and perhaps some extras (just in case). Shop bachelorette dresses.

9 – Venue and date are set. You’ve got your dress, now start shopping for your ever-so-adorable flower girls and ring bearers.

10 – All the planning with a trusted expert by your side will make every step down the aisle glamorous. Put your best foot forward: shop bridal shoes.

11 – Don’t forget a rehearsal-dinner dress, your cake-cutting reception dress and, of course, get ready for the next big event—the honeymoon! Browse our honeymoon essentials, and get inspired for your next vacay.

12 – Look flawless walking down the aisle. Let a Laura Mercier Specialist (our national bridal partner) come to help you finish getting ready on your wedding day! Learn more about our exclusives.

Congratulations on your engagement! We’re here when you need us, every step of the way.

Photo © Kirk Mastin

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