4. If it feels like the one, it usually is the one! It doesn't matter if it’s the first gown you tried on, or if your Aunt Emma isn't sure about it, or if it is something completely different than what you thought you would fall for. If it feels like the one TO YOU then I guarantee you that it is! Trust your inner instincts and go with your gut on this purchase. I promise you won't regret it. 

5. Have fun! This is something that just about every bride says to me during our interview. This is a wonderful and exciting time in your life and while there will be stressful moments, shopping for your dream gown should not be one of them! Let go of your insecurities and worries and find a gown that makes you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself. 

There is something reassuring about getting advice from people who have actually been through what you are currently going through. I hope this advice from past brides who were once in your position helps you in your gown shopping experience. Now get out there and shop til you drop or you know, find the perfect wedding gown! 

Written by: Jazmine Keels

Photography by: Akil Bennett Photography, Anna Kim Photography, Cat Alkire Photography, Dear Stacey Wedding Photography, & Infocus Pro Photography