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Tips on purchasing your wedding dress on line....

Is this the first time you have gone shopping for a wedding dress? Never shopped online before? Should you be worried about ordering a wedding dress on the 'net? NO!!!

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Just follow a few simple suggestions for getting the wedding dress of your dreams at a fraction of the cost....

Always allow about 6 months before your wedding day before you place an order for a wedding dress. Know that alterations may be necessary and in the worst case - the wedding gown you have chosen may not be suitable and may have to be returned.

Spend time in bridal salons trying on a number of wedding dresses in a few different styles and colors. You may be surprised that the bridal gown you have always dreamed of wearing on your wedding day is very different from the wedding dress you fall in love with.

Bridal salons are a wealth of information about what to look for in wedding dress styles, colors (not everyone chooses or suits pure white) and fitting tips.

When trying on wedding dresses, be sure to wear proper under garments. The right bra and underwear will make a difference in the way that your wedding gown fits.

Will your wedding dress need a crinoline under to help hold the dress out?

Be aware of the different fabrics. Know what satin feels like and how it hangs, or the way that silk influences the look of a bridal gown. Also, be aware of the cost differences when a manufacturer uses a less expensive fabric.

Know what type of lace you prefer if any.

Once you have found the wedding dress of your dreams in a bridal salon and have confirmed the size that you wear, it is time to go shopping on the 'net.

Trying to find the same wedding dress should be easy, most manufactures have a stock number or name for each wedding dress style. If you are not able to find the same brand and style, try to find something very close. Make note of the style and fabrics that best suit your figure type.

Always purchase a wedding dress as close to your measurements as possible, if not, always purchase larger size, because alterations are easier to take in than to try and let out.

Be sure to read the reviews from previous customers. If their dresses were late being delivered, yours probably will be too. Knowing this will allow you to placed an order well before your wedding date and allow for fitting.

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