You've never bought a dress like this before! Here are the top four things you should consider when searching for the dress of your dreams.

Consider the Weather

Saying "I do" in the tropics? Go for lightweight fabrics and ethereal styles. Marrying in the winter? Think sparkle, sleeves, and lush fabrics, like satin or taffeta.

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