Finding the Perfect Dress

Finding the perfect dress may be as challenging as finding the perfect man, however as they say, "When you know, you just KNOW." Right? As fun as trying on dresses may be, the search can be a daunting task. We ran across these tips on and just had to pass the words of wisdom along to brides-to-be.

Former brides, have we forgotten any important advice below?

1. Don’t start shopping until you pick a date and reception location. A formal, heavy satin gown will make you wilt at an outdoor resort wedding in August.

2. Do plan a budget for the entire wedding first to help determine how much you can spend on a dress.

3. Don’t get hung up on one dress or style. Another may be far more flattering.

4. Do keep comfort in mind. It’s great to look sexy or dramatic, but make sure the gown will stay in place when you dance, sit, and bend over to greet guests.

5. Don’t go shopping with friends. Their favorite dress isn’t necessarily yours.

6. Do choose the shade of white that most flatters your skin tone.

7. Don’t wear a long, delicate train at a beach or other outdoor wedding. It can get snagged and dirty easily.

8. Do bring a variety of well-fitting bras when shopping for your dress. You’ll get a much better sense of the look and fit of each gown.

9. Don’t wait. Bridal salons say six months before the wedding is ideal, to allow time for ordering and alterations.

10. Do pay for a wedding gown with a charge card rather than a check. If something goes wrong, you’ll have more options for getting your money back.

Happy Shopping!!

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