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Choosing and Caring for Your Wedding Gown

When shopping for a wedding gown, the first thing to consider is what type of gown you want. You may want a gown that allows you to move freely or you may want a period gown. Regardless of the type of gown you want, you should have an idea of the type of gown you want.

Picking the Right Wedding Gown

The most important characteristics of any gown are that it be both comfortable and beautiful. To help you choose the dress that looks best on you, you might want to talk it over with your bridesmaids as well as your friends and family. They will likely have some great input and advice that will help you pick out the perfect gown.

Getting Your Gown

If you have a wedding planner, he or she will work with the bridal store to purchase your gown and to set up any necessary appointments. He or she will also go with you to the shop in order to help you pick out dresses and try them on until you find the perfect one for you.

If you are not working with a planner, you will need to go to the store to obtain the gown for yourself. Still, the bridal shop will have helpful attendants that can help you select the right dress. Have fun when you are trying the dresses on and make a day of the event. After all, this isn't something you get to do often! Twirl about if you wish and admire yourself in the mirror. At the same time, make sure the dress is comfortable, stylish, and fits well.

Caring for Your Dress

Once you have picked out the perfect dress, your next task is to keep it clean and safe. When storing the dress, it's important to seal it in an air tight box or in any kind of box that will keep it from getting wrinkled or possibly ruined before the wedding. Make sure that you store it in a safe place such as your own house or a relative's house. You will also need to have it pressed or dry cleaned ahead of time. That way, it will be in perfect condition on your wedding day.

Caring for Your Dress After the Wedding

You also need to plan on how the wedding dress will be cared for after the wedding. There are many ways to store a wedding dress for the long term, but make sure to be careful of moths when you are storing the dress. Keeping dirt, dust, and moths away from the dress will ensure that it will last for generations to come. The most important thing is to enjoy this special day and to be happy about your union and to look as beautiful as possible!

Gown Buying Tips

Wedding Dress Shopping

When shopping for your dress you'll be asked when your wedding day is. It's best to tell a white lie by moving your date up by about 4 weeks. This will improve the odds that your gown will arrive on time and gives you some room to get additional alterations completed.

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