And, if you're currently addressing that top priority (duh, the dress!) and visiting local ateliers, you may be faced with a disheartening issue: spying a perfect stranger trying on the gown of your dreams, then envisioning sharing your most major moment with her. Which may not exactly ring your wedding bells.
That's why, unless you've been saving since birth for Vera Wang to craft you something couture, a vintage find might just be your perfect mate! And we're obviously here to help, culling 12 top-notch antique frocks that prove that the greatest love (and style) stories truly transcend time.