No, the zoom consultation is never mandatory. It is something that we offer for you, to help you to know what to expect at your appointment, to get to know us a bit, and to maximize your appointment time by digging in and getting to know your vision, your likes and dislikes, and some styles that you would like to start out with. Although many brides end up choosing a style that is different from what they first thought, it is helpful to have a starting point so that we can best utilize your appointment time to really narrow down what you love and find your dream dress! Our zoom consultations are very brief and will only take an average of 10 minutes.