Once you’ve accepted his proposal, (or he’s/she’s accepted yours for that matter), one of the first things to undoubtedly come to your mind is: What will I wear? Whether you’ve dreamed of a gorgeous white dress your whole life, or you live your life as a rule-breaker, one thing’s for sure: The options are endless!
I recommend you start your search at a true bridal salon, so that you can get a proper fitting and a feel for the different shapes and styles of dresses available. My guess is you’ll have some inkling of what suits your body type; but if not, this is a time for some honest, expert advice. Make an appointment, put on your fancy undies (because you’ll be in and out of loads of dresses and in the hands of salon staff), and embrace the possibilities.
Speaking of expert advice, now is the time to lean on your VIP team! They’ve earned spots on your bridesmaid roster--make them live up to their inner circle status by giving honest feedback on your dress options. When you’re narrowing down your choices, you’ll want support as well as tough love--surely you chose your maid-of-honor because you knew she was born for this task!
Another very important factor to consider is how you feel in the dress. Yes, you want it to be flattering and to fit you well, but are you comfortable? Can you move in it? Your wedding day will be exhilarating and a dream come true, but it will also be exhausting, and all eyes will be on you--all day! You want to look good AND feel good, a magical combination.
My best advice: Trust your gut. When you find the perfect dress, you’ll know it! Just like you knew he/she was THE ONE!