Some of you may not know, if you are a first time reader, but I wear many hats when it comes to the Wedding industry. I own and operate daily a bridal store, Always Elegant Bridal which is located in California. I meet with hundereds of brides yearly and I always tell them it’s never too early to begin thinking about your gown. Start by figuring out which style will look best on you. Learn the lingo before stepping foot in a salon. Read up on silhouettes, necklines, trains, and shades of white that might flatter you. Season will also affect your choice. Getting married in the sweltering summer? Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen, or organza. Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur, and velvet fabrics will keep you warm. Satin, shantung, silk, and tulle are perfect year-round.Of course there many details that need to be addressed once your engaged and it has been announced, however this will be a wonderful start to planning your magical day. Please make sure you allow for enough time so you are able to focus on the details. You will never be able to get these moments back!