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Bridal can take between five and nine months to ship and alterations can take between two and three. Allow yourself about a year to a year-and-a-half for peace of mind. If time is of the essence, you may be able to pay a rush charge on your wedding dress and its alterations. Buying off the rack may be an option as well.

Be Open-Minded

Knox says the best attitude a bride can have is being open to trying different things. Some styles that you are interested in may not be within your budget or fit how you expected. Being too picky may limit your options and leave you disappointed.

Limit Your Entourage

Too many opinions can make dress shopping nearly impossible. Knox suggests you bring the people whose opinions you value the most, because large groups may make it hard to make a decision. Consider limiting it to your mother, maid of honor and future mother-in-law.

Don’t Overlook Accessories

Items such as your veil, shoes, jewelry and belt may be small but are not unimportant. Knox says to get those out of the way shortly after you pick a dress because they, too, may need to be shipped. Don’t hold off until two to three months beforehand.

Consider Your Bridesmaids

Try to pick your bridesmaid dresses at least six months ahead so your girls have time to get alterations and have them shipped. Knox says that since everyone has different body shapes, be open to the idea of different dresses in the same color so your bridesmaids feel comfortable on your big day.

Stay Calm

The biggest piece of advice Knox has is to stay calm. Shopping for your wedding day is supposed to be fun, so try not to let the little things get to you. Let your friends, family and bridal consultant help you out. That’s what they’re there for.

Alan Evans Bridal
512 Center Ave, Moorhead

Written by Staff

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