I am newly engaged, and I am so excited for all the planning that is to come! Despite being addicted to shows such as Say Yes to the Dress (Atlanta and the one for NYC), I feel a bit clueless when it comes to wedding dress shopping.
Sure, I understand some of the basics that are depicted in the shows, for example: try one of each silhouette in order to see which one looks best on you (time permitting), or bringing in pictures showing a general idea as to what you want etc.
I feel like the television shows or dress consultants (I've been dress shopping with other friends) don't REALLY explain certain things that would be essential to buying a dress.
How far in advance from the wedding should you go dress shopping?
How far in advance should you purchase the dress?
What types of wedding dresses are appropriate for certain seasons? Does it have to do with the fabric, the cut, etc.? (I am having a fall wedding)
Should you go to a few stores before picking a dress, or is the saying "once you've found the dress, don't bother looking anywhere else" true?
How do you calculate sizing?
If anyone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it