How to choose the perfect wedding dress
How can you look absolutely wonderful on your wedding day?
Weddings are one of the most important occasions in a person’s life. As a result, every bride strives to look good on this occasion. Even though other factors like make-up and hairstyle will play a role in your appearance on your big day, the wedding dress will play a major part. Both you and your family will be looking at your wedding pictures for decades to come. As such, it is important to let your wedding album remind you of that one moment in time when you looked your absolute best.
It goes without saying that the wedding dress must not distract the eye in any way from the beauty of the bride. Often, this can be a challenging balance to achieve, but if the bride has enough patience and also can rely on the assistance of a bridal consultant, then the right bridal gown will be found.
It is very important to remember when buying a gown, most dresses are fitted to each bride and you may need to attend to a tailor and get some advice on what needs to be taken into your particular body shape.
When selecting the wedding dress, it is also important to think about more than just the look and style of the dress. Also consider the setting where the wedding will take place and think about comfort. While every bride wants to look stunning for her wedding day, being comfortable will also help to ensure that she enjoys the day as much as possible.
Here are some factors to consider when deciding on your wedding dress.
Set a budget and try to stick to it
Unless you have a bank account that could feed an entire country for a year or two, a budget is a must. It’s unavoidable to go over the budget sometimes, but having an idea of how much you’re willing to spend is a great way of stopping yourself from overspending.
Shop with someone you trust
It can be your mother, your sister, a close relative or your best friend; whoever you decide to go wedding dress shopping with, make sure you can trust that person to be perfectly honest and supportive at the same time. Having a second, third or even fourth opinion can help you make a better choice when picking out your wedding dress.
Matching the dress to the occasion
When looking at wedding dresses keep in mind that some dresses will be better suited to some weddings than others. The type of wedding dress to choose will partly depend on the type of wedding you will be having; your wedding could be formal or informal, take place indoor or outdoor. It could also be a grand occasion in a massive cathedral, a sophisticated evening event with a civil ceremony, a simple church wedding, or a beach wedding in the tropics. This will help to inform your choice but by no means limit it. There are many wedding dresses to choose from for all types of weddings, so it should not be difficult finding one you like and that fits the occasion.
Keep your wedding dress in proportion to your body
There are all different types of body shapes, some people are tall and slender, while others are short or petite, some have a large bust and others have wide hips, and many other body types. When choosing a wedding dress, consider ones that flatter your best features while hiding the not so good ones. In order to this, you must know your body type. Remember that a particular dress may look fabulous on someone, but the same dress may seem unattractive on another. For example, if you are a tall and thin bride, huge ball gowns will not do justice to your figure, but rather gowns that are straight up and down (sheath gowns) will show off your figure and make you look great. Likewise, If you are a short or petite bride, stay away from gowns with too much fabric. These tend to swallow smaller women. A-line wedding dresses are great because they lengthen the body.
Your wedding dress does not have to be white. More and more women are opting for dramatic reds or soft pinks, pale gold or pretty lilacs. The only condition is that the colour of your wedding dress should compliment the theme of your wedding. Also, remember to choose a colour that best suits the colour of your skin and makes it look gorgeous. Some popular shades are off-white, ivory or cream shade, these are often easier to wear. Other frequently used colours are light blue, pale pink, cappuccino brown and champagne red. Instead of wearing a coloured dress, you could also decide to just add a bit of colour. It could mean just having a wedding dress with colourful beading, hints of colour fabric, or wearing colourful accessories such as jewellery or shoes.
Your wedding occasion may be the most important day of your life. You are going to spend a fortune for the perfect dress, so look stunning in it. You will have your wedding pictures for the rest of your life. You'll show these pictures to your grandchildren one day. Let it be a perfectly preserved memory of your special day. Choose the perfect wedding dress and turn heads when you glide down the aisle.