Let the bridal shop know your budget. Have them measure you! Different designers may require different sizes, but remember that most of the brides you have seen had their "perfectly fitted" gown altered from the original bridal shop dress they purchased. Don't be upset if you're wedding dress is a larger size. All that matters is that you look and feel beautiful on your wedding day, and a bridal shop will tailor your dress to fit your body exactly how it should!
IMPORTANT: Don't forget to write down fitting appointments, your favorite designers and dress styles, and the "details" on the worksheets provided on pages 11 and 13 of your Seattle Wedding Workbook.