When you start shopping for a wedding dress, you'll probably be introduced to a whole new lexicon of terms for specialty fabrics, gown shapes and embellishments. The exotic world of wedding dress design can be fascinating, fun and -- confusing. This compendium of dress and textile terms will be a handy reference as you start sourcing the most important garment you may ever wear.
The weeks leading up to a bride's big day are bustling with details, from seating arrangements to hairstyle run-throughs, and one other essential element: hot-wax hair removal.
A dress that's gorgeous on the hanger won't look nearly as beautiful on your body if it doesn't fit perfectly. That's where alterations come in. Kleinfeld fashion director Randy Fenoli offers this crash course in wedding gown alterations.