My first shopping day I did nothing but try on dresses of differest shapes/styles so I could determine what I liked. I didn't try and find "the one" I just tried to narrow it down. I thought mermaid would be best for me, but I had to be sure. What you like and what looks best on your body aren't necessarily the same thing. But once you see what looks best, you will start to love it. I then went to 2 more stores in search of the perfect dress and was able to find it - but I think I would have been overwhlemed if I had started looking for the perfect one without having been able to narrow down to the shape. Best of luck with the whole process, it can be a lot of fun if you don't put too much pressure on yourself.
And of course the advice every bride to be should get is don't try on a dress if it is out of your price range - you are just asking for heart break!!
Originally Posted by Janet1480
Thanks for all the nice welcome wishes! You are SO right, the ideas here are endless. I am making lists, taking notes and trying to do things one thing at a time....My dress is next on my hit list. LOL i go shopping on the 11th and i am so excited but also nervous. I hope i dont have a hard time finding the right dress but i wont stress about it and I havent closed my mind off to any styles so hopefully that will help