The Perfect Dress

Close your eyes for a moment, and picture yourself walking down the aisle.  Everyone you have invited is watching, and the man of your dreams is standing at the front smiling at you.  Now look down, what are your wearing?  Are you wearing a short tea length dress, or is it long and flowing?  Are you wearing something that is form fitting, or are you wearing a princess dress?  Whatever you are picturing it is out there.

When the time comes to go get a dress, you want to make sure that you have the best experience possible.  This is probably one of the most exciting parts of the planning process.  When you go, consider taking your maid of honor, and bride’s maids with you.  This is an opportunity to get all your dresses at the same time.

Make an appointment with at least two dress shops, that way you know that you have some options if you don’t find what you are looking for at the first store.  There are stores such as David’s Bridal, and Alfred Angelo.  These stores require that you have an appointment so that they can have an opportunity to really serve your best needs.

Remember that when picking a dress you really need to consider body type.  If you are short and petite you don’t want a huge dress, because you are going to get swallowed up by the dress.  On the same token if you are a bigger women, you need to keep in mind that not all dress styles are going to flatter your body type, and you need to take that into consideration.  The dress also does not need to be white, it can be any color you choose.

Try one at least five dresses in each store.  Each dress should be a different style and shape, that way you know you have looked at all your options.  When you try on the dress that you will get married in you will know that it is the one. You want to select the one that makes you feel as beautiful as you are.  I might not be found on the first appointment date, but you will find it.  Also know that the longer you wait the harder it will be to find a dress that fits correctly.  Most dresses need to have alterations made so that it will fit your body like a glove, so allow enough time for this.

Enjoy the time when you are finding a dress.  It is easy to get frustrated, but try to have as much fun as possible.  The dress will find you.  Now let’s go get it!

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