10 Things Every Bride Should Have According to Oscar De La Renta

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Don't forget to check these things off your list! Fashion great Mr. Oscar de la Renta shares his must-haves for every bride-to-be. We agree!

By Heather Hall for TheKnot.com

Photos from top left: Kurt Wilberding; Brian Doben; Elizabeth Messina, Antonis Achilleos; Dan Lecca, Thinkstock
Photos from top left: Kurt Wilberding; Brian Doben; Elizabeth Messina, Antonis Achilleos; Dan Lecca, Thinkstock



From top left: Oscar de la Renta gown, $11,590, Joan Pillow Bridal Salon; gown, $5,400, ChristosBridal.com; veil, $450, JustineMCouture.com

1. A clear vision: Decide what kind of wedding you want to have - will it be in the country, the city, at the beach? Once you figure that out, you can start dress shopping and planning.

2. A dress you're totally in love with: Remember that your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to what you are going to wear.

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3. A train: It adds wonder and a sense of drama.

4. Some texture: I have a great appreciation for texture - lace or embroidery - in a wedding gown. It always looks fantastic in photographs.

5. A veil: I love this very traditional bridal accessory. It also gives your father something to do.

6. A signature scent: Scent has a very powerful connection to memory. The fragrance you wear for your wedding will be an extraordinary reminder of that day.

7. Stephanotis: It's sometimes called the "bridal veil" flower, and it has the most romantic smell.

8. "Something Blue": It's a custom worth keeping. I've always sewn a little blue ribbon inside my wedding dresses for good luck.

9. A confident walk: On your wedding day and always.

10. A great romance: What's more divine than being madly in love?

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