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Ready to put together your wedding fashion game plan? We’ve got all the wedding attire tips and advice you need to pull off the perfect wedding day look. Start by searching through our designer wedding dress galleries for thousands of gowns and wedding accessories to find the right style for you -- and we mean thousands. Whether you want a princess-style ball gown or a form-fitting sheath, our ultimate wedding dress guide makes finding your gown easy -- just narrow your search by designer, neckline, and silhouette to find the perfect bridal gown to suit your style and shape. Feeling overwhelmed by all the options? Simplify the process with our best wedding dress shopping tips for finding your wedding attire. Looking for wedding veils? Hit up our wedding accessories search for mantilla, cathedral-length, and birdcage wedding veils to top off your look (and don’t forget to check out our 250-plus photos of cute wedding shoes and stunning bridal jewelry to complete your look!). Continue your wedding attire search with style ideas for your VIPs. You can find a huge array of wedding fashion ideas for bridesmaids in our bridesmaid dress galleries, from sassy cocktail styles to formal floor-length gowns. We’ve even got wedding fashion inspiration for the groom-to-be and his best guys in our groom style area. Check out wedding tuxedos, boutonnieres, and more, plus see how other grooms got decked out in our real groom photo galleries.

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Elizabeth Fillmore Wedding Dresses Fall 2015
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dress shopping timeline

  • 8-9 months to go: Head to bridal salons to try on styles (bring photos of some of your favorite dresses!).
  • 6-8 months to go: Buy your dress! Pick your bridesmaid dresses at this time too.
  • 2 months to go: Schedule your fittings and confirm your pick-up date. Bonus tip: There are usually three fittings: the first at six weeks out; the second at one month out; and the final fitting with one to two weeks to go.
  • 2 - 3 weeks to go: Pick up your dress!

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