03/04/2015 01:20 EST | Updated 03/04/2015 01:59 EST

The Stages Of Wedding Dress Shopping Brides Go Through

Shop Assistant Helping a Woman Try on a Wedding Dress in a Clothes Shop
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Shop Assistant Helping a Woman Try on a Wedding Dress in a Clothes Shop

Engagement season was over as of February, meaning that there are a ton of brides out there who are hoping to "say yes" to the dress in the coming months.

Shopping for a wedding dress can be an exciting and confusing time: yes, it's fun trying on all those fabulous gowns but there's a bit of pressure to find the perfect dress.

So, we take a look at the stages of wedding dress shopping many brides go through:

1. Spend weeks in post-engagement bliss


2. Make appointments with at least three bridal stores

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A girl's gotta have options.

3. Stress over who to invite with you to go shopping


Should you bring your whole bridal party? Mom and sis? Aunts?

4. Your mom hates a dress you love


That's the worst thing that can happen.

5. Your sister loves a dress you hate



6. They don't make the dress in your size


7. Stay up all night agonizing between two gowns you love

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It's so hard to choose!

8. Go to another salon, find more amazing options you love

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9. Should you wear a veil?


Um, yeah.

10. How important are pockets?


11. Argue with your significant other over whether they should see your dress before your wedding day

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12. That moment when you find the dress you love, no matter what anyone says


13. Finally, "say yes!"

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14. Watch one season of "Say Yes to the Dress," realize all brides go through this

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