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Wedding gown 

Dresses may have a train, be street length, tea length or whatever you like. A sweep train barely touches the floor 6-8 inches, a chapel train is a train extending about 2 feet on the floor, a cathedral train is a train extending more than 2 feet on the floor. Be sure the style fits the location, type of wedding, etc. You can use any length train any time of day...it's what you want. Photographing very long trains can be a problem, because it necessitates the bride being a long way from the camera, making the gown more prominent than the bride.

Shoes should be very comfortable, as you will be standing for several hours. Shoes do not stretch to fit..if they don't fit when you buy them they won't fit when you wear them. Shoes are only briefly seen under long dresses, so you can cut costs in the selection of shoes.

It takes four to six months to special order some dresses, and your formal portrait should be scheduled 6 weeks before the wedding, therefore whether buying a "ready-made" dress or having it custom made, you should allow plenty of time.

A good rule of thumb is to allow 10% of your wedding budget for the bridal attire.

Most experts agree that you should shop with only one or at most two friends when trying on wedding dresses. Consider the bridal consultant's advice when in doubt about style, fit, etc. However you know best which styles flatter your figure, taste, and budget.


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Worksheets available (click on the blue arrow to the right of the file to download it below)
 GownCust.xls = Custom made gown
 GownFabric.xls = Fabric shop worksheet
 GownRack.xls = Ready made gown


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Edna S,
Aug 20, 2013, 2:48 PM
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Edna S,
Aug 20, 2013, 2:49 PM
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Edna S,
Aug 20, 2013, 2:49 PM