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 Shopping for
The Dress
 YOU MAY HAVE FANTASIZED ABOUT YOUR DREAM DRESS FROM THE MOMENT HE POPPED THE QUESTION, BUT THE CHANCES ARE YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T YET CON- SIDERED THE PRACTICALITIES OF ACTUALLY FINDING IT. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO ENSURE IT TURNS OUT TO BE A DREAM COME TRUE.
  Bring someone you trust. We all know that too many cooks spoil the soup – same applies when shopping for a gown. Bringing along an army of well-meaning friends or relatives is usually a mistake. Bring along one to two trusted people – your mom, a close friend, etc. – who are honest but not harsh, know your vision, and will support your decision.
Plan in advance. Most bridal gowns have to be special ordered, and it can take up to six months to order certain dresses. Then you have to leave time for alterations. A word to the wise: start shopping for a gown nine months to a year before your wedding.
Start out with a general idea of the kind of dress you like: ball gown, mermaid, A-line, empire line, etc. Also, think about whether you want a theme to your wedding (color,
Gown by Maggie Sottero ('Leticia')
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