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 period, style) as this will make your choice of dress easier. Bring photos of gowns you love to your bridal appointment to help narrow down selections.
Keep an open mind. Try on as many styles as you can. Lots of dresses have zero hanger appeal, but look great once you put them on.
Be practical – a huge skirt will be hard to maneuver in a tiny ceremony site.
Ask to try on a veil with the dress and consider accessories to complete the look, such as jewelry and gloves. These touches just might turn a dress from ordinary to special.
Think about your shoes.
Whether or not you want a heel may affect the whole look of your dress. When trying on dresses, wear heels similar in height
to your wedding shoes to help plan alteration changes.
Remember to look at your rear view! Your guests will have an uninterrupted view during the ceremony, so it’s got to look good.
You deserve excellent service. You’re shopping for your dream gown, and you have every right to expect top-notch customer service. If you believe you’re being mistreated, take charge of the situation and go to another shop that values you as a customer.
Get it in writing. Make sure all the details of
your gown order (and any promises the shop makes about delivery, sizing, etc.) are in writing before you place your deposit.
Find Your Style
The right dress silhouette will play up your pros and camouflage cons. Use this handy chart to help find your most flattering fit.
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○ The dress
○ Bridal veil or hair accessory
(headband, combs/pins, vines, etc.)
○ Necklace
○ Earrings
○ Bracelet
○ Cover-up (shawl, bolero, jacket, capelet)
○ Gloves ○ Clutch
○ Undergarments/shapewear/hosiery
○ Bridal heels and/or comfortable pair of wedding shoes
○ Wedding garter
(if you're having a garter toss)
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