One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is shopping for your gown. It may be one of the most important attire purchases you ever make. Shopping 6-9 months in advance is ideal if you aren’t buying off the rack. When you’ve got an idea of when you’d like to try on gowns, call the bridal salons ahead of time to make an appointment. Some salons will accommodate walk-ins, but it’s always better to plan ahead so you receive the focused attention you deserve. Bring photos of gowns you like and be ready to also try gowns that you may not have considered before. Bridal consultants are great at helping your narrow down the look you’re going for. Lastly, have fun!