Ask the Expert: How Soon is Too Soon to Start Dress Shopping?

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iStock.com/101dalmatians

Question: I just got engaged and can’t wait to start shopping for my wedding dress. Brides are always being told that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to order a gown (because of alterations and such), but is there such a thing as shopping for a dress too soon before the wedding? We haven’t set a date or picked a venue yet so I’m not sure if I’m jumping the gun by looking for a gown right away.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which of These 7 Bouquet Types is Right for You?

You know how much we love a wedding-related infographic, so when the pretty one we’re about to show you landed in our inboxes, we knew it was worthy of a share. The topic: a complete guide to seven bouquet styles, including the advantages to carrying each, the kind of bride each suits best and the most popular blooms used for each style.

If you have yet to choose a bouquet for your Big Day, this handy, at-a-glance guide is sure to be helpful. Take a look:

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This is the #1 Item Newlyweds Regret Not Registering For

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iStockphoto.com/dolgachov

The end goal when building your wedding registry is to walk away from the process with a nice assortment of items that are guaranteed to get good use in your new married life. Oftentimes this means thinking ahead, imagining how your lifestyle will (or will not) change once you become husband and wife—and then again in the coming years—and then choosing the gifts and gadgets that make the most sense for you.

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Honeymoon Here: The 12 Most Incredible Islands in the World

Hello, Khao Phing Kan. istockphoto.com/Kadir Barcin

Hello, Khao Phing Kan. istockphoto.com/Kadir Barcin

Being that it’s Friday and you’re just a few hours away from the weekend, we thought it was an ideal time to share a colorful roundup of places to add to your honeymoon bucket list. (How else are you going to make it through that final stretch of work for the day?)

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Wedding Inspiration Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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istockphoto.com/NeuStockImages

We’ve posted a few zodiac-related stories here on the blog and each time we get mixed reviews when we pass the link around the office and ask all the women whether or not their predictions are accurate. Some say the stars are spot-on, others (like me) shake their heads and swear off astrology altogether.

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6 Wedding Flower Trends to Try This Year

Photography by Teddy Wolff

Photography by Teddy Wolff

Flowers have always been a key player in the world of wedding decor, but it seems over the past few years the bouquets and displays have gotten bigger, bolder and more beautiful. Couples are now planning the entire look of their celebration around their floral arrangements, and, being the flower lovers we are, we’re all for it.

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