One of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding is selecting “the perfect gown,” that makes you feel really special. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or if you’re beginning your search with little more than a general idea, there are several things you should consider before purchasing your gown. Your gown should reflect your personality, taste and style. Be sure to try on as many different styles as possible. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Choosing the perfect gown should be fun! Take a camera along, just in case permission is granted and you can take a photo of the gowns you like. Having a picture, “in hand,” will be helpful in making your final choice. Listen to others, but don’t be pressured into buying a gown that you do not “love”. When you find the “perfect gown,” buy it. Period . . . End of story . . . Stop looking. Whether shopping with your mom, best friend or alone, it will be helpful for you to have an understanding of the type of gowns and what may look best on your body type.