Baus hopes her viral story helps other brides. Beyond starting at a consignment store, Baus also encouraged brides to "really value comfort."
"Everybody's going to have different priorities, but take comfort into account, and ask what you're really wanting to do in that dress. " Baus said. "Are you wanting to spin? Are you trying to flip in your first dance? Keep in mind what movement you'll have to do."
Baus also recommended an open mind. "Wash away preconceived notions — not just other people's opinions, but even your own," she said.
"You can have all the Pinterest boards in the world, but when you walk into whatever shop it is, go in with a blank slate and be open to trying a bunch of new things," Baus said.
And, finally, Baus recommended choosing what's worth your time and energy and what's not — and delegating things that aren't worth the stress to experts or friends and family who want to help.
"I tried to allocate as much decision-making to other people as possible," she said.
For Baus, that meant being involved in planning playlists with the DJ and the venue selection — and not so much in floral arrangements or super-specific dress codes.
In the end, Baus loved her wedding day: "I was incredibly comfortable and incredibly happy."