Buying the dress just got easier.
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Consider factors like budget and location, among others.
If you're dying for a ball gown dress, you might want to reconsider a beach wedding. Plan out your priorities so you don't get overwhelmed while shopping.
Make a budget checklist.
And don't forget to allow some room for expenses like alterations and a hair and makeup trial (they can sneak up on you).
Work backwards from your wedding date to create a timeline.
If you're buying from a bridal salon, give yourself eight months or so to find and order your dress.