Step 1) Pick your venue before your dress or pick your dress before your venue – that is the question??…. it takes up to a year to book a venue. So my advice is pick the venue first – If you choose a beach wedding or barn yard rustic wedding you want to make sure your dress suits the style.
Step 2) Find a trusting Bridal Sales Consultant through a referral, or recommendation. They will work for you and provide above and beyond customer experience.
Step 3) Limit your entourage to trusting positive family that will support your choice.
Step 4) 9 months out – pick your dress and make a decision and purchase, you may be disappointed if your choice is no longer available from the designer – (true story)
Step 5) Now that you have your dress – choose your accessories, brides maids, flowers, etc….. xo