If you’ve got enough time (your unique wedding dress should be ordered at least six months before the wedding), hold off on the shopping trip until you choose a location, time of day and overall look for your celebration—they’ll all affect the style you ultimately buy. For example, sequined and jeweled Bridal gowns.
Work best for a formal evening affair (in a ballroom, perhaps), where you can be as glamorous as you like. During the day, when all that glitters can look out of place, opt for romance: A princess-line gown of lightly layered tulle or a lace sheath is the perfect choice for an afternoon garden ceremony. The bridal salons will be there whenever you’re ready, so take the time and do some important decision-making beforehand.