DO Shop early! Avoid the "Two Weeks 'til Wedding Day Attack."
Get your wedding dress early.
DO Research before your buy. The quickest and easiest way to
research is by searching online. There are many Web sites
dedicated do wedding dresses where you can get a ton of useful
information about styles, designs, trends, etc.
DO Go to a wedding dress specialist. You should visit several
wedding boutiques, and learn from the pros. Of course, keep in
mind they are selling, so you should take everything with a
grain of salt.
DO Expect minor alterations. Even the most expensive designer
wedding gowns might need a few adjustments. If you buy your gown
well in advance, you may need to alter the dress again a couple
of weeks prior to the wedding.
DO Keep an open mind while you shop for your wedding dress. Try
lots of things on. Often the dress you thought you'd never like
is the one that makes you look and feel the best.
DO Bring shoes with the same height as your wedding shoes are
going to be on your special day.
DO Slip a bustier, a control-top panty hose into your purse.
DO Have Fun!
DON'T panic if you have to special order! Wedding dress salons
can special order your dress faster than you can say "panic."
DON'T put up with unfriendly sales people. This is your wedding
day, your big purchase. The sales person who sells your wedding
dress to you should share in your enthusiasm and make it
exciting for you.
DON'T shop after you've bought. Instead enjoy the rest of your
wedding planning journey.
DON'T give up! Finding that perfect wedding dress is going to
take some work.
DON'T take too many people with you on your hunt for your
wedding dress. You shouldn't take more than five people with you
on your shopping trip.