Ask the Expert: How Soon is Too Soon to Start Dress Shopping?
Answer: Every bride has their own priorities when planning a wedding, says Lovely Bride owner Ivy Kaplin, and if finding a dress is one of your top priorities then shopping early is a great idea. “Having your gown can often help plan other parts of the wedding, like what style of bouquet you want and what color your bridesmaids will wear,” she says.
So if you do find a dress you love early on but don’t want to commit to it right away, just be sure to ask the bridal salon how long they think the style will be available—some designers discontinue gowns more frequently than others, Kaplin says, so you’ll want to take note of how much lead time you have before needing to place an order.
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