Making your final decision on the wedding dress that’s best suited for your big day can be challenging. Even if you started with a great gown-shopping plan and knew in advance the style you were looking for, choosing “the one” from the stunning options before you — each one screaming “I’m perfect for you” — can seem a bit overwhelming. When you’re already dealing with too much stress, this is an unwelcome feeling.

So, what do you do when multiple bridal gowns give you the feeling you were hoping for? Our advice is focus on three key factors that can help you separate the one from the rest. These factors are your budget, your wedding location and your personal definition of what constitutes a “dream dress.” Evaluating each garment against these standards can make ranking them much easier — and your ultimate decision much clearer.

Your Budget

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You’ve arrived at the bridal salon to try on dresses. Each one looks amazing and you’re not sure where to begin. Before you get overwhelmed or do anything else, talk to the bridal consultant about your firm budget. This will allow them to narrow your focus to dresses you can actually buy. Just this step alone might affect your search significantly, so it’s vital to discuss up front. Rest assured, you’ll still find plenty of gorgeous options if you visit a shop with a wide selection.

To make it easier, most bridal consultants will ask the “budget question” in a bid to help you out.

Whether you’re paying for your wedding dress or someone else is footing the bill, know what your limit is before you start shopping. This will save you a lot of stress (and maybe a little bit of heartache too). Plus, if someone else is paying and you know their limit, you’ll also know if you can afford to pay the diff if the bridal gowns you like are a bit over that number. Read more from Mountain House Estate…

It always begins with the budget. Even if you want to spoil yourself, you don’t want to do that at the expense of the whole wedding. If you’re not sure how much you should spend, it would be wise to consult with your fiancé before you start shopping.

Your Wedding Location

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Your wedding dress and venue must be in harmony. A long-sleeved gown may not look so good in a beach setup. You may need something that is a bit freer. The beach setup is very different from a garden with trees around, or even from a place of worship. All these unique setups require a different style.

If you’re getting married at a house of worship, you will be expected to dress up modestly without baring too much skin. On the other hand, a long-sleeve dress with a cathedral train will not fare well in a beach wedding.Wherever it may be (and there are so many amazing venues now!) it’s worth considering the location, how much inside cover there is, what the ground is like (grass, mud, cobblestones or sand if it’s on a beautiful beach somewhere!) and how much you’ll need to travel during the day (will you have one or two venues?). Read more from Cosmopolitan Events…

So when choosing, select the one that will blend well with your wedding venue. Do not compromise on this; you will thank yourself for just how beautiful that dress looks in that space.

Your Definition Of A Dream Dress

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Every little girl has that fantasy dress she dreams to walk down the aisle in. Some ladies get their dream dress when they are all grown up. After all, the way you will feel in your dress is very important.  This will be your big day – possibly your once-in-a-lifetime chance to fulfill that beautiful dream you’ve been carrying around with you.

Whether you want to feel classic, vintage, and comfortable, or romantic, glamorous, and beautiful, go into wedding dress shopping with a clear vision of how you want to look on the big day. Choosing three specific words to describe your vibe can help narrow down your dress selections. Read more from Brides…

So when narrowing down the search for the perfect dress, ask yourself: “How do I feel in this one? Is this what I’ve always dreamt of? Do I feel like the princess I’ve always wanted to be on my special day?”

At New York Bride & Co. of Syracuse, it’s our goal to make you feel every beautiful bridal feeling. Like you, we believe there is that one dress that will melt your heart, and even more, melt the heart of your groom. Even better we believe we have the dress for you. Our bridal consultants are always ready to help find it. Go ahead and book an appointment with us today or just walk into our shops; we have more than enough space for everyone.