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Alright, let's start with a quiz. What is the most iconic item that will be a part of your wedding or any wedding? There can be little doubt that it is the wedding gown. What do you think that all of your guests are itching to get a peak of? And we know how you feel about “the dress.” You have probably been dreaming about finding the dress of your dreams since you were a little girl. The thing about this search is that you need to start as early as possible because you never know when you are going to find the dress of your dreams or where you are going to find it. Also, keep in mind that from the time of order, it usually takes four to six months to be delivered and after there you can expect another two to three months spent on alterations. So, as you can see, the earlier you start your search throughout the New Orleans area the better. The problem that you are now presented with is this. There are literally hundreds of bridal shops in the New Orleans area and how in the world are you supposed to know which one has that perfect dress for you. The answer to that question has to do with research and due diligence. Before you head out to check out any bridal salons, read this guide and heed its words, you will be very happy you did when you find that beautiful dress you have been looking for.

Finding bridal salons is not going to be a problem, the key is narrow down your list of bridal salons to the few that you will want to check out further. You probably know someone who has visited a bridal salon in the past couple of years either to shop for themselves or to visit with a friend or family member. If you find anyone that had an absolutely amazing experience at a specific salon, then find out the name and location of the salon. You can also do a Google search for “bridal salons in the New Orleans area.” You are going to see hundreds of results but we suggest that you start checking out the first 20. Click on each link and delve into each website to see who looks like they are providing a high quality experience and inventory. And we can't forget about your wedding vendors, they should be able to provide you with some bridal shops that are worth checking out.

Once you have a list of candidates to work off of, setup an appointment at each bridal shop. One of your first questions to the consultant that you talk to at each shop should be about your body type and what kind of dress would be best for your body type. And although you may have one style in mind when you walk into the shop, we urge you to keep an open mind with what the consultant shows you. If they have been in the business for awhile and have been trained well, they should know what will be perfect for you. You should also talk about accessories. A knowledgeable consultant should be able to show you veils and accessories that will enhance your overall look.

Of course, you are not going to get your dream dress for free. Have a discussion about the fee for the dress and other fees that will apply like fitting and alterations. Also, find out if they think there will be any problem getting your dress delivered and altered in time for your wedding. Remember, this is the most important decision in your life and you need to make sure that you pull out all of the stops to find that perfect dress to say I do in.