Your search will be more focused if you know the location and time of your wedding. Will you be being married on the beach during the day? Ball gowns with lengthy trains and opulent decorations are out. Getting married in a church lighted by candles? Avoid wearing short slip dresses or anything that appears appropriate for a cocktail party. The majority of textiles may be worn throughout the year, although some, like linen and organdy, are better suited for warmer climates, while velvet and brocade are best saved for the colder months. Determine your budget and let the salesperson know before she starts bringing out dresses. So you won’t fall in love with an outfit you can’t afford. Start your wedding-related purchasing six to nine months beforehand. A dress is produced at a factory over the course of four months, and the changes take an additional two months. Gowns with a lot of detail will take longer. Lacking time? While many stores provide expedited shipping at an additional cost, your options will probably be few. They might even have a sale area with samples you can purchase right off the shelf. If you’re fortunate, you might find one that only requires minimal adjustments.