1. Scouring Pinterest for "Inspiration" Via pinterest.com Yes, it's acceptable to move that secret wedding dress board to public and start pinning those pretty dresses. Vera Wang? Sure! Zac Posen? Yaasss. Couture gowns with no labels or possibility of finding something similar in a store? Absolutely. 2. Making Your First Bridal Appointment Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema / Via LOTRGIFS.TUMBLR.COM Now that you have the ring of power, you can waltz into any bridal store and try on all the dresses, however, it's best if you make an appointment because bridal stores tend to be very busy and an appointment allows you to have personalized attention from a sales person. 3. Pushing Through Aisles of Plastic Bags MIZCARAMELVIXEN / Via vixenvarsity.com Actual depiction of the female warrior making her kill. 4. Trying on Your First Dress! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney / Via DISNEY.TUMBLR.COM Once you've picked out a few dresses you get to try them on! The first few may be a little intimidating with the yards of tulle and fabric. Your salesperson is there to help you make sure you don't get stuck inside the seams and layers. 5. Trying on the Second...and Third.... Shutterstock / Via thumb9.shutterstock.com Even stock photo models love trying on fancy dresses. 6. Ranking the Ones You've Tried Telegraph / Via telegraph.co.uk Numba One 7. Pushing Through More Aisles of Dresses Photographer Kei Utsuki / kei u - Fotolia / Via bridalaislemn.com So many dresses, so little time... 8. Mid-Wedding Planning Crisis and Spiral Into Despair Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures / Via REVERSETHESURFACE.TUMBLR.COM Somewhere between dress 15 and 23 you will find yourself falling into the silky chasm of despair. It will seem like you've been doing nothing but writing down style numbers, taking dress selfies, and glaring every time you hear a bride ring the bell at the store. 9. Turning a Corner and Trying One More Store J. Howard Miller / Via polyvore.com After a pep talk from your MOE, you should be back on track and ready to go find that dress! You can do it! 10. Finding the One Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via reddit.com You found your dress! When you put it on, it just feels right. No other dress can compare, it is perfect in every way! Like your partner, you just know the minute you see it. 11. Not Wanting to Take It Off TBS / Via tbs.com Who needs an excuse to wear a wedding dress around the house? No one. 12. Saying Yes to the Dress! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Keeping Up With the Kardashians / Via thisismywildparadise.tumblr.com You have purchased a wedding dress! Congrats! Now you begin the countdown to the day where you can wear it again (which is alterations, so don't worry).