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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

You’ve got the sparkling diamond engagement ring.  You’ve got the venue picked out.  You’ve already chosen your bridal party, and you can’t wait to share the most exciting day of your life with your loved ones.  But before you can really settle into wedding planning mode, there’s just one more “small” detail you need to settle…

Choosing your perfect wedding dress!

Whether you’ve been dreaming about your wedding dress since you were a little girl or haven’t given it a second thought, choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important things a bride will do.  Think of the wedding dress as your show-stopper: choose the right one, and people will be talking about your wedding for years to come.

Ready to choose the perfect wedding dress?  Of course you are – and here’s how to do it!

Know Your Body

Choosing a wedding dress is no different than shopping for flattering clothing.  In order to pick a dress that will stun your fiancé – as well as everyone else at your wedding – you need to get familiar with your body type.  Your wedding dress should tastefully accentuate your shape without taking away from your glowing beauty.  For example, if you’re top-heavy, you may want to avoid strapless dresses.  Petite brides will look fantastic in dresses with ruffles, while curvier brides will look stunning in A-line gowns.  Finally, athletic brides can strut their stuff in mermaid or fit-and-flare designs.

Know Your Budget

Once you have a general idea of what dress type will flatter your figure, you’ll need to set out a budget.  Be sure that your budget accurately reflects your financial situation.  After all, you don’t want to spend the majority of your wedding budget on your dress – you still have to pay for the venue and catering!  If you’re frustrated by a limited budget, be on the lookout for sample sales and flash sales, as you can get designer dresses for dirt-cheap.

Choose the Dress That Makes You Glow

Choosing the perfect wedding dress can be a funny process.  Many brides walk into a dress shop with a very specific style in mind, only to be absolutely floored by a completely different dress.  Keep an open mind and try on several different styles.  The perfect wedding dress for you will make you feel like a glowing goddess – bonus points if it makes your shopping partners cry with happiness!

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