Just curious about everyone's opinion on this. I know of a few bridal salons that absolutely require appointments, but most state they are recommended. I completely understand the need for personal attention to help women try on the dresses & clip them in and unplanned shoppers can take away from that. Or if you don't have appointment, you shouldn't expect to get full attention, like you would with an appointment.
My current problem is that I know exactly what I am looking for and just need to find it. I've tried on several dresses already and have found bodice style I love and bottom that I love, now I just need to find one dress that combines them. I really don't want to have bridal salesperson pushing me to try on dresses I don't want, although it may be nice to have them suggest some since they know their stock. But, is it completely inappropriate to go into stores without appointment to look at what they have in stock? I'm even willing to set appointment for later time if I find something I like and want to try on. But, I don't want to set up a bunch of appointments at places that may not have what I'm looking for.