Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Choosing Your Wedding Dress
Choosing your wedding dress would have to be one of the biggest clothing decisions you will ever have to make. You can choose to have your wedding gown made at a bridal shop, or you may opt for one that is already in the shop window, depending on what you had your heart set on, and what budget you will need to stick to.
The first thing you will need to do is decide on the style of dress and color that you would like to wear. Buy some bridal magazines to give you ideas of what style of dress you would like to wear. Do you want to stick to the more traditional dress with the hoop and long trail on the back, or would you like something more modern and figure-hugging.
It is a good idea to get the help of a good bridal shop, they will be able to give you information on what styles are best suited to you, and you may also wish to bring your mother or a bridesmaid along for a second opinion. You want to flatter your figure on the day, so it is important to make sure that the dress you are wearing is going to suit your body shape.
If you are a shorter person and you want to make yourself look taller, then you will need to choose a style that is Slimline and close fitting to your body. For the fuller shaped figure you should avoid any wedding dresses that are big and bulky or that have a lot of frills, stick to the simple natural flowing style of dresses.
If you are tall and slim you might want to opt for a dress that has a fuller skirt, this way it will give you volume and help with adding the illusion of curves. Depending on what type of wedding you are having and at what time of the day it is will also help you pick a dress that is going to be suitable.
Try not to go for full length dresses if your wedding is going to be pretty active by way of a lot of dancing and other physical activities, as you are likely to get the dress caught or have someone stand on it. Hiring your wedding dress would be a good option if your cash funds are restricted.
There are many bridal shops around these days with all the latest styles and colors. Make sure that you try on a few different styles to make your decision easier and to see what looks best on you. You will need to book your dress at least 3-6 months in advance to ensure that you get the dress that you want, and if the bridal shop has the dress you want, but not in your size or it needs to have some fitting done to it then it will take a couple of months to get the dress ready.
They may ask you to leave a deposit to hold the dress for you, and you pay the balance of the remaining hire when you pick the dress up. If you are really on a tight budget and not worried about wearing this season looks in wedding dresses, then you can head to bridal shops and look for their discontinued rack, here you can pick up brand new wedding dresses that are no longer being made and at a cheap price.