Checklist

8–12 months

  • Start your dress search.

    6–8 months

    • Order your dress now so you'll have plenty of time to attend fittings.
      Get a swatch of fabric from your dress so that you can match shoes and other accessories.
      Make shopping for accessories and choosing a hairstyle easier by taking front and back photos of yourself in your dress.

      3–6 months

      • Shop for your accessories:
        Bra/panties
        Hosiery
        Headpiece
        Veil
        Petticoat/slip
        Gloves
        Jewelry
        Wrap or shawl
        Handbag
        Garter

        2–3 months

        • Attend your first fitting; bring your shoes, lingerie and accessories with you.
          Attend your final wedding-dress fitting.

          1–2 weeks

          • Pick up your wedding dress. Try it on one last time before you leave the salon to make certain that it fits just right.
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