Before you set out, be aware of the following unspoken bridal etiquette:
Most salons don't allow you to browse through the racks -- they'll assign you a dressing room, ask you what you're looking for, and bring gowns to you.
Cameras are basically off limits. (Salons need to guard against brides taking a picture of the gown, and then getting a dressmaker to copy it.)
Saleswomen will likely want to dress you. Let them. Wedding gowns are often heavy, complicated, or fragile, and salespeople will know how to get you into and out of them.
No matter how much pressure you feel to put money down on the first gown you love, don't. Unless your wedding is in a few weeks, waiting a few days won't matter.
Expect strict (or nonexistent) cancellation and refund policies. These gowns are custom-made, so once they've cut the fabric, you own it!
All brides have an idea of their dream wedding dress - over the top luxury, simple elegance and everything in between. Whatever your style, all brides needs to start at the beginning to find the dress of her dreams. Use these tips to help make the dress finding easier.
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