So you're engaged - lets just take a moment to really let that sink in for a second. OK now done, time to get serious.
You've scoured the whole of Pinterest and have put about 80 odd dress styles onto a board, but yes these dresses look amazing on these women, but will it look the same on you?
Before you go diving in head first into a pool of white dresses, take this quiz and find out exactly what dress style you should be going for.
Dress Fitting Rules
So once you have decided on what style dress to go for, it's time to book yourself in for a dress fitting. Here are 8 golden rules you need to adhere to.
1. Go au naturel
Don't wear anything other than moisturiser. You don't want to leave lipstick or foundation marks on any expensive frocks!
2. Bring a pair of heels
You'll need comfortable shoes on for shopping, but take a pair of heels with you so you can try them on with the dresses. You need to see where the hemline will be and how the dress will hang.
3. Bring your friends
It's difficult to form an objective opinion on your own, so take one or two close friends along with you. Ask them to be honest and take note of their positives and negatives as you try each dress on.
4. Bring a notebook
Given that you'll be trying on miles of tulle and silk, you could easily end up forgetting what 's what. Make detailed notes including the name of the shop, the model you tried on, and what you did and didn't like about it. Once you get back home, you'll have clearer ideas to help you narrow the list down.
Yes dance, dance around the whole store. You need to be able to move in your dress. Try out a few dance moves and try taking long strides in the shop. You need room to move: it would be a shame not to be able to boogie away on your wedding day because you can't move or you're worried about ripping your dress!
6. Check the lighting
In the shop lights a white dress will look immaculate, but ask if you can go out into the natural light to check that it dosn't look yellowish in the daylight. And think about how see-through skimpy materials are going to be, if it's sunny on your big day, you don't want to reveal too much!
7. Imagine the photos
Will the dress look good in pictures! Because remember pictures literally last forever.
8. Accept your body for what it is
Don't plan on going on a miracle diet to squeeze into the dress you want. Buy a dress that fits, and if you do happen to lose or gain a few pounds before your bid day adjustments can always be made.
What is your wedding dress style? Tweet us @SofeminineUK
This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t
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