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10 tips to find a wedding gown

  1. Research wedding gown stores to find stores in your region.
  2. Make appointments at the stores you want to visit
  3. We recommend no more than two stores a day, so you won't become overwhelmed with choices.
  4. Be sure to bring one or two people whose opionions you really value to your bridal appointment.
  5. Find a gown style that suits yoru body shape. If you aren't sure, ask the sales associate.
  6. While at the store, look at veils, hair accessories, jewelry and bridesmaid dresses.
  7. When you find your gown, ask how long it will take to receive it.
  8. If you find find your gown at the first store, remember to cancel your appointment at the second store.
  9. Determine what alterations you will need for your gown.
  10. Ask the store's recommendations for stitchers to alter the gown.

Images from the South Sound Wedding Show 2017, presented by South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.

For local dress selection, visit Weddings With Joy in Olympia or Country Bridal in Centralia. For discounted gowns, visit Brides for a Cause in Tacoma, WA or Portland, OR.

Images by South Sound Weddings.

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Published on July 10, 2017.

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