Just Engaged: Finding Your Dress

"Meredith," style number M757 - Grey tulle wedding dress by AMSALE

1. Get Inspired

Begin curating your mood board. Peruse through bridal boutique and designer sites to get an idea of the styles available near you.

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"MARLEY" style number A847 - White satin wedding dress by AMSALE

2. Establish the Budget

Planning on covering the entire cost? Parents helping? Have the conversation and give yourself a limit before you go shopping – most stores ask for a budget in advance.


"Embry" style number A848 - Italian crepe back satin bias slip gown dress by AMSALE

3. Finalize Your Shopping Group

There’s no established rule to who you can bring, but: have people there who 100% support you, and also won’t say “yes” to everything you try on. Who can be honest, but in a kind and respectful way. Many attend appointments solo to block out any and all opinions, too.


"Muriel" style number M755 - Texture organza floral jacquard mini dress with overskirt, dress by AMSALE

4. Book The Appointments

You’ll need to start locking them in sooner than you think. Lead times for most designers are 8-12 months to allow for multiple fittings and alterations. If you have an expedited timeline, it can add a significant amount to the cost of your dress.

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