You鈥檝e got your partner in crime and the dreamiest聽wedding venue,聽and now it鈥檚 time to find the gown you鈥檝e always imagined. Wedding dress shopping is one of the first (and most fun!) wedding planning tasks you鈥檒l check off your to-do list, but sometimes finding *the one*聽can feel a bit stressful. From who to bring with you and what to look for, there鈥檚 a lot to think about. We chatted with聽Chaviano Couture wedding expert and gown designer Annette Thurmon, who offered up advice on all things wedding dress shopping for your trip down the aisle. Scroll on to discover everything you need to know to find the perfect dress for your spring wedding!


What is your single best tip for a bride about to start shopping for her wedding gown this spring?

鈥淢y number one advice for brides is to choose something that is comfortable and makes you feel special on your wedding day. This is your and your groom鈥檚 magical moment, so try to not choose a dress just because it is trendy or in fashion at the moment.鈥

What helps brides the most while trying on dresses?

鈥淏ring a good heel so you are standing straight and you can really get a feel for the gown. Also, try on gowns you might never try on! By that I mean different silhouettes 鈥 even ones you might never think you鈥檇 like. You might be surprised and fall in love with something you鈥檇 never usually wear. But most of all, just enjoy the moment.鈥

Any advice on the number of guests or what to bring?

鈥淕o with your hair and makeup done 鈥 it will instantly make you feel better and more confident in the gown. Also, only bring two of your closest friends or family members. When you get everyone鈥檚 opinions involved, it鈥檚 hard to end up choosing what you love because you are basing your decisions on others.鈥

What are your favorite spring 2016 trends in bridal fashion?

鈥淚t seems like feathers are coming back in style, which is awesome. I also love the continued trend of lace. There are also some fun trends going on with crop tops and even pant suits that I鈥檝e noticed and totally loved.鈥

Are you ready to find the wedding gown of your dreams? Head over to our Pinterest聽page for bridal inspo!

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