Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

Congratulations – you’re tying the knot! Of course, it’s the biggest day of your life and it’s essential that everything is just right, including the perfect wedding dress. Brides to be often spend hours agonizing over the right dress, and if you are reduced to crying ‘I can’t find a wedding dress I like!’, the following tips can help you look stunning when you walk down the aisle. In most cases, budget is a huge factor when it comes to choosing a dress, and you also want a dress that makes you feel confident and attractive.

If you are one of the many brides who can’t decide on wedding dress, start by researching at least one wedding dress styles guide, before you look at dresses in person, or think about trying them on. There are literally hundreds of styles, and your body shape and height will influence the type of dress, as well as your own personal tastes and your skin complexion and hair color

The style or look of the wedding itself. Your dress may need to blend in with a beach wedding, a ceremony in a designer art gallery, or a traditional church wedding. Styles of wedding dresses range from old fashioned to modern, with just about everything in between, and the neckline, length and train are all factors to consider, as well as the veil. Keep in mind that trends come and go, and something from 20 years ago may not be as fashionable today.

Think about the overall look you want to achieve when choosing the perfect wedding dress. You may want to take into consideration what your bridesmaids are wearing, and your shoes and jewelry, the flowers you have chosen, and any other accessories, as it can sometimes be easier to envisage the total package.

One of the most important considerations when it comes to choosing from styles of wedding dresses is your height and body shape, and of course you want the dress to flatter you as much as possible. A dress that flares out gradually from the waist and shows off the midsection is ideal for someone who is best described as pear shaped, while a dress with a scooped neckline may be ideal if you have a larger bust. An Empire style wedding dress has a skirt that starts just beneath the bust, and is the ideal option for the plus sized bride, while a simple silhouette style wedding dress is more suitable for a taller woman.

A wedding dress quiz is a series of questions designed to find your perfect dress style, and you can find many of these quizzes online. Wedding dress quizzes typically ask you about your make up style, your ideal venue, your tastes in music, flowers and other accessories, all in an effort to find that perfect wedding dress. Like all such quizzes, you aren’t obligated to follow the recommendations, although it can be surprisingly effective way of making some sort of sense of the many wedding dress choices.

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

Many women at some point have dreamt of their wedding. This maybe from the time they wore their white dresses during confirmation or even the fantasies of feeling like a princess marrying her prince charming in an elegant wedding. Finding a perfect wedding dress is however a very vital part of this dream. It is guided by various choices and key decision making. Here are a few tips on getting the perfect dress when you can’t decide on wedding dress:

Location

Always make sure you know the time and place of your wedding. The features of the location and formality of the ceremony are key.  This will normally dictate the styles of wedding dresses. You should wear a dress that celebrates your setting. For an outdoor or garden wedding one could consider a romantic and flirty look, a classic look is advised for a reception hall or even a more daring over-the-top look whereas a short sundress or a two-piece dress for a beach setting.

 

Budget

First step is figuring how much you want to spend on the gown. Here you should consider whether you want the dress locally or shopping online so as to factor in the tax and shipping. This should also include the whole wedding ensemble including the veil, undergarments and other accessories. One could also put aside some money for alterations or professional steaming or pressing.

 

Familiarization with the Various Wedding Gown Silhouettes

There are six different categories of wedding gown silhouettes: mermaid, A-line, sheath, ball, fit-and-flare and empire. You should fit all these silhouettes and find which one flatters your body shape. This will help narrow down the wide range of gown options. It also helps with deciding on other details like the neckline, sleeves and embellishments that fit the silhouette. Research on the various dress styles provided in the different wedding dress styles guide provided by bridal magazines.

 

Book an Appointment

On careful budgetary decisions, you should make appointments with the bridal salons that fit your budget. Weekdays are most preferred since there are fewer crowds and that way you get better service from the staff. During fittings you should invite a few people whose opinions you trust.

 

Always Keep an Open Mind

This is because a dress may not look as good when you wear it as it looked on the hanger whereas others may not look good on the hanger but look amazing when worn. It is usually very important to consider the advice of bridal consultants even when you think it doesn’t feel like your style. When it comes to size, one should go for the fit and not the size.

 

Start Early

It is advisable to start this process months prior to your wedding. This helps to fit the delivery and alterations time. Customized gowns may require longer time and thus it is important to consult so as not to rush or get in a situation where you can’t find ‘a wedding dress i like’ which happens in most cases when rushed.
This is usually a crucial process and at the end the decision lies with you and how the dress makes you feel.