Choose your wedding dress. Team up with your best friend, your bridesmaid or your mother when visiting the salons or designers you've selected. You might bring along pictures of something similar to your wishes, look through wedding magazines and browse the web so that you have a general idea of where you want to go. It is important that you choose your wedding dress well in advance, so that you have time for any alterations to be made.
First fitting: Measuring and final selection of accessories. Your dress has already been custom made or selected as close to your measurements as possible. If you haven't found all of your accessories yet, it's a good idea to have them picked out before the fitting. At the first fitting at the bridal salon, they will take your precise measurements and make any necessary alterations. This is also where you need to bring your bridal shoes, so that the length of your dress can be adjusted if necessary.
Second fitting: Dress rehearsal and picking up your dress. The second fitting is your dress rehearsal before the wedding. Try on the dress with your chosen accessories: Hair accessories, veil, stockings, petticoat, gloves, etc. – this will give you the complete picture of your dress and yourself, and any final changes can be made. You also get the opportunity to try walking in the dress and sitting down so that you know how it feels.
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On this day, it is a good idea to bring along your bridesmaid or the person who will be helping you on your big day. You might get some final advice on how to lace up your dress or fasten it and how put on your dress correctly so that you look beautiful and unforgettable all day.