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The Bride's Ultimate Guide to Choosing Her Perfect Wedding Gown

Image Gallery: Wedding Gowns With so many choices out there, you need a litlte help finding the right gown. See more pictures of wedding gowns.

You've been waiting patiently for the day when it's your turn to have multiple stylists fussing over you at a glamorous wedding boutique as you sip champagne and try on gorgeous gowns in front of three-way mirrors.

As much fun as shopping for a wedding dress can be, it can also seem like quite a daunting task if you don't have an idea of what you want -- I know from experience!

However, with a little time and patience, I eventually found the perfect wedding gown. Along the way, I devised a formula to help other brides choose their ideal gowns, too. While you're shopping, just remember four key words: fit, flatter, flair and funds. If you stick to these guidelines, the journey to finding your dream gown will be a lot easier.