"When you find THE dress, take a picture or write down who makes it and the design/style. Then, check out other stores for better pricing! The cost at one store could be 10 times more than another, and shops rotate stock at different times. I found my dress for $6,000 at one store, but left brokenhearted over the price. At two other shops that same day, I could’ve ordered it for $4,750 or $5,200. I went to the bridal shop near my work the next day, and they were able to order the exact dress for only $375. It turned out they’d been told by the manufacturer a few weeks prior to sell the dress on clearance, as it was from two design seasons past."