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19 Things You Should Know Before Going Wedding Dress Shopping

Cosmopolitan Logo By Helin Jung of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 20: Portrait of a young wedding couple.

Yes, the ring is important and stays with you forever, but the dress - that's what really makes a bride feel amazing on her big day.

When so much meaning is ascribed to a piece of clothing, the prospect of looking for a wedding dress can seem daunting. So I called Hayley Paige, designer of Hayley Paige and Blush by Hayley Paige, and Lori Allen, founder of Bridals by Lori and star ofSay Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, to get their expert advice on what you should know before going wedding dress shopping.

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