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Wedding Dress Purchase Tips

Flip through bridal magazines and visit online Wedding Dress Gallerys to find styles and designers that appeal to you.

Be realistic and open-minded about what works for you.
What looks fabulous on a magazine model may not flatter your figure. Choose a wedding gown that hides your flaws and plays up your best features. 

Find your wedding dress style
Are you a classic or modern bride? Italian or glamour bride? You can eliminate alot of time in choosing by identifying what type of bride you will be.

Consider your Michigan wedding location, time of day and formality
It is crucial to think about the location and theme of your wedding, the time of day of your wedding, and whether you are having a formal or semi-formal wedding. Answering these questions before heading out to the bridal salon will help dictate your wedding dress options. You probably won't want a very formal gown for an afternoon park wedding.

Get recommendations from friends and family that you trust
Listen to what friends and other brides in Michigan have to say about bridal salons. If you find the service is bad, move on: You'll be dealing with the salon for many months, and poor customer service during try-ons could mean difficulties when it comes time to order, fittings  and picking up your wedding dress.

Schedule appointments
Many bridal salons in Michigan allow walk-ins, but by booking an appointment ahead of time and you'll be guaranteed that a bridal consultant will have time to help you. Limit your bridal salon appointments to two a day. Cramming three salons into one afternoon will leave you tired, stressed and possibly making poor judgements.

The cost of your wedding dress matters
Be honest about what you can spend, and tell your bridal consultant what that amount is up front. You'll only create heartbreak for yourself if you try on—and love—a wedding dress that you can't afford.

Don't Dress Down when going to the Bridal Salon
Put on makeup, bring heels, and style your hair for the best idea of how you will look as a bride on your wedding day. 

Be prepared and bring in clues for your bridal consultant
Don't forget to bring along bridal magazine photos,  magazine ads—even your grandma's wedding album—to give bridal salon staffers an idea of what you desire. Your wedding consultant will pull wedding dresses based on this information.

Don't invite a crowd of people with you. 
Two people, your mom and a close friend, are plenty to bring to each bridal salon that you visit. Bringing lots of people will make decision-making stressful and difficult, especially if they're offering conflicting opinions.

Always sleep on it - Don't Rush regarding a wedding dress decision
There's no need to make a rush decision on your wedding gown, especially since many bridal salons charge a steep fee for returning a gown, or don't allow refunds at all.

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