Here's the deal: Your wedding dress will be photographed and documented more than any other article of clothing you own, so it's important to choose a wedding gown you love!
But when you first start shopping for wedding dresses, the seemingly limitless options can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we've found a way to make shopping for wedding gowns as painless as possible. Start by breaking down our galleries of over 3,000 bridal gowns by wedding dress designer, wedding gown style, and by dress price range. Looking for a higher-end, A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline? No problem-o. Our wedding gown search tool will help you do this. As you find wedding dresses you like, save the images to your Knot Notebook and the Wedding Look Book on your Knot Bio. Once you've found a few wedding gowns you like (or at least have an idea of the wedding dress style you're looking for), it's time to start shopping! Use our local resource guides to find bridal salons and wedding gown shops near you. Bring the pictures you've found to the stores to see if they carry those dresses, but don't be afraid to try on other styles. You just might find that the wedding dress you didn't expect to like looks fabulous on you. After you've narrowed down your top two or three bridal gowns, invite your mother, best friend, or a close relative whose opinion you trust to come to the store and help you make the final decision.