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Your wedding is the beginning of a lifetime of love, and you have to look perfect on the day you marry the man of your dreams. Your wedding dress is going to be the centerpiece of your entire outfit, as well as the first thing eyes are drawn to as you walk gracefully down the aisle. A splendid wedding dress will transform you into a beautiful bride, and with a little time and effort you can find the perfect bridal dress to perform this magic. Follow these simple steps to find your dream wedding dress.
Plan Before Shopping
Wedding shopping can become overwhelming if you have no idea about what you want. So, do your homework well. Look through magazines, websites and catalogues for designs and clip those that appeal to you. Create a Pinterest board to save the ideas that you like most so that you can easily access them when you’re ready to go shopping. Take your time to decide what you want before you start to look around; you will have to choose between traditional and contemporary designs, fabrics, styles and colors, to find the one that suits you.
Start as early as is possible, so you do not have to hasten your search for a bridal gown. Remember, your wedding dress is the most important piece of clothing you’ll need for the entire day, so it’s important to take the time to find the one that suits you best. Set aside plenty of time for boutique appointments, trying on dresses, fittings, alterations, and the selection of accessories to complete your trousseau. If you have anything that must be incorporated into your wedding day attire, such as jewelry, hair accessories, shoes, family heirlooms, or vintage items, bring them with you to your fittings so that you can see how your dress looks when paired with these items. You may find that the shade of white of the dress you found does not go well with the shade of white of your shoes. By bringing any items you know you’ll want to wear on your big day to try on together, you’ll avoid being surprised and disappointed the day of.
Before you shop, you should also determine the maximum amount you can afford to spend on your dress. Wedding dresses can range greatly in price, so if you tell the store associate what your budget is like she will be able to bring you dresses that fit your needs. This will ensure that you do not fall in love with a wedding gown that exceeds your budget.
Style, Fit and Color
A wedding dress should not only be suitable for the venue and weather, it should also flatter your figure and style. Breezy lightweight fabrics are ideal for outdoor weddings and warm weather, while satin, velvet and layered wedding gowns work well in winter. You can always step up the drama by choosing a darker color or accessorizing with a stylish wrap or stole. One of the latest trends in wedding dresses is choosing a different color, such as light pink or blue. You don’t have to stick to tradition – find a dress that really speaks to you and shows off your personality.
While trying on bridal dresses, look for patterns that flatter your figure. Strapless gowns are a traditional favorite that suit most women, but it has to be tailored to match your proportions. If you are tall and slender, choose a wedding gown that fits you well and amplifies your curves to create the perfect silhouette. If you are short, avoid dresses with too many layers and heavy fabric as this can make you look shorter. For girls with full figures, tight fitting dresses, or those with corsets are ideal. If you are slender, consider dresses that emphasize your femininity by creating a mermaid silhouette.
Wedding Dress Fitting Tips
You can easily get confused with the various options available. So, take a trusted friend along when you visit bridal boutiques to help you with your decision. Attend your appointment with an open mind, and check the dresses recommended for you by the boutique consultant. Do not judge a dress by how it looks on the hanger. Some fabulous designs may not seem great till you try them on.
Ensure that the dress fits you comfortably and looks flattering. Remember that you will have to wear this for the majority of your day, and if you are not planning to change into a different outfit for the reception, you will also have to dance in it. Try moving around in the dress during your fitting to see if you can gauge how comfortable it would be to dance the night away in. If it’s uncomfortable, certain areas may be alleviated by having it tailored, but if you’re already feeling uncomfortable in a dress after wearing it for a few minutes, this may not be the one for you. Allow time for the required fitting sessions before the wedding to make sure that your wedding dress is perfectly altered to suit you. Finally, select the right accessories to complement your wedding gown. Try them on while wearing the dress to make sure they match.
Once your wedding dress is ready for the event, you are one step closer to being the beautiful bride you always wanted to be. You can now look forward to your big day, as you are set to look fabulous on the occasion that will be etched in memory forever.
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