Planning for you wedding dress is quite a daunting task indeed. Select the right dress, then find the veil and then match accessories. And everything needs to be done within a certain budget so cannot even go overboard or it might jeopardise the budget for the other things.
Which is why, it is always better to first have a prior idea and what kind of a dress would fit you. Check whether you like your dress to have a sheer lace collar or a V-back or may be a coset bodice would look best for your figure.
Also getting a pre-owned dress is not that bad an option since it would fit perfectly in your budget as well as be convenient for you since it would only be for one day that you are going to use it. Also, choosing to wear your mother’s dress is another good option, provided ofcourse she agrees to it since that way you carry on the sentiments as well as the good luck of a perfect relationship with you.