How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress:
Wedding Dress Bridal Guide
A wedding dress symbolizes the love between a couple. It makes you feel utterly special, and reminds you that this is your day! You only wear it once, but it will become a keepsake and a memory that will last a lifetime. It represents your choice to marry the love of your life. Once you wear it, you will feel something that you’ve never felt before, something that you’ll never feel again. Choosing the perfect wedding dress can be exciting, thrilling, and yet, it can be the most stressful choice you make between now and your wedding date. The choices seem endless, and it would make your decision that much more difficult to make. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing your wedding dress.
Think about your budget, how much you have to spend, and how much you want to spend. Do you want to get the cheapest dress out there, or go a little wild and spend a bunch of money on the perfect dress? Consider the other expenses going out of your pocket.
Second: Consider your flowers and decorations.
You want a dress that compliments them, as well as one that goes well with the color scheme you chose. Choose a dress that has a design that sets off the types of flowers, colors, and decorations you’re going to have at the wedding.
Third: Where are you getting married?
What type of wedding is it? Each of these questions is one you need to consider when choosing the wedding style. If you’re getting married in a cathedral with a heavily formal wedding, then you’ll probably want a Princess style dress, or a Ball Gown type—completely different if you’re having an informal beach wedding (in which case you’d want something thin that flows in the wind, smooth and sexy).
Fourth: Think about the different styles.
There are so many different choices and possibilities: A-Line, Princess, Ball Gown, Trumpet, Sheath, and Empire. Princess forms a triangle underneath the waistline, which forms a slimmer look. Ball Gown has a tight bodice, with a natural or dropped waistline and spreads out to a completely full skirt. A-Line is narrow at the top all the way to the rib cage, and extends along the bottom of your body, to form an “A” shape. Empire has a high-waist seam just below the bust-line, and then falls in a sort of A-Line shape. Trumpet has a straight-lined skirt that flares out toward the bottom of the hem. Sheath is a much sexier take on the typical wedding dress. It has an extremely slim profile which forms the curves of the body.
Lastly, and in my personal opinion, this is the most important thing to remember: Pick the dress that you want!
Don’t let everyone else decide for you! When you choose your wedding dress everyone will want to be involved, and everyone will want to voice their opinions. From your best friend, to the bridesmaids, to your mother, or the groom’s mother, to grandma, and Aunt Ann—everyone will try to give you advice. And taking their advice is great. But when it comes to choosing the dress that you want, don’t let their advice and opinions choose it for you. Pick the dress that is right for you, because you’re the only one who knows that. Don’t let everyone else influence you. This is your day.
Choosing a perfect wedding stress can be the most stressful decision you make about your entire wedding day. But it doesn’t have to be stressful at all. The choices may be dizzying and endless, but now I hope you know that there are steps and things to consider and think about when choosing the dress for your perfect day.
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