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The most-asked question our Fashion Editor receives: “How early should I shop for my wedding dress?” Well, she answered: “Anywhere from seven to nine months before the actual date.” Don’t be surprised. At bridal salons, you will be trying on samples that can’t be purchased right off the racks. Hence, once your order is into the designer, it will be created from scratch. Bonus: You can make as many or as little alterations as you need to fit your figure. Read more reasons here.
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You have the ring, you have the date, and most likely- the venue too. Next up? Finding your dream dress. Wedding dress shopping can be tricky since you’ve likely never worn anything this before. It’s not as easy as walking into a store and walking out the same day with a gown. Finding the one takes time! In our just-released WinterBook, we help you navigate the shopping process and figure out what works best for you. From designer insight to helpful fabric suggestions, our dress guide is here to help you find the perfect gown.
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Congratulations! You’ve found the one, and by “the one,” we obviously mean your wedding dress. It can be a difficult task and it’s rewarding to finally find the perfect fit for your style and body. However, there are certain things you just shouldn’t do after buying it. Consult our list of 5 things not to do after picking your dress, to make sure your road to the altar is smooth sailing.
The initial stages of wedding dress shopping can be totally overwhelming, especially if you don’t know exactly what you want. Lucky for you, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 put together a diagram to help you figure it out. Whether your wedding style is more casual and modern, or traditional and formal, our bridal style matrix has the perfect fit for you. Happy shopping!
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In case you didn’t already know, Caitlin, one of our very own on WeddingWire’s editorial team, is engaged! Throughout her entire planning process, she’ll be giving you insight on her experiences until September 20, 2014. First up: wedding dress shopping — and 9 things no one ever told her!