It is the dress that most women dream of wearing one day. Even if they have no intention of getting married at that moment in time women will always be seen flicking through bridal magazines or looking at the dresses in the bridal display stored admiring the wedding dresses and imagining themselves in church in such a dress.
The truth is that at a wedding everyone’s attention is n focused on the bride. She is the main person at this event. All eyes will fall first and foremost on the wedding dress which should be flawless in seamstress, good quality and high taste. Above all, it should match the personality, style and figure of the bride.
Those of you who are planning on getting married in the near future should start searching for the perfect wedding dress. You need to decide what color and style, the accessories that you will wear to match it and of course the shoes and lingerie that you will wear too.
The classical white wedding dress is no longer the only option. Colors such as pearl, beige, ivory, champagne, gold, silver, red, bronze, salmon, peach, blue, pink, violet, and off white color of ice and chocolate are a frequent choice of color for a wedding dress(depending on the color of the skin and hair of every bride). White or suits both brunettes and blondes. Ivory, champagne and beige suits darker hair tones whereas peach, blue, pink, and salmon suits lighter tones. Silver matches both brunette and blondes while golden and bronze suits a golden brown, honey blonde, reddish hair.
The bridal shops and boutiques that you will visit will have many styles of wedding dresses for you to choose from. There is the A-line or Princess style dress which features a shape that is fitted around the bodice and flows out to the ground, resembling the outline of an uppercase A. The Empire dress is defined by the raised waistline that sits just below the bust, from which the rest of the dress flows down to the hem. This style is usually paired with a square neckline and wide set straps or sleeves. The Mermaid silhouette contours to the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out to the hem. This is a very sexy look that highlights the curves of a woman’s body. The ball gown style is perfect for those brides envisioning a fairy tale wedding. This silhouette pairs a fitted bodice with a full skirt that can either be one piece or separates. The column dress has a narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. This dress, also referred to as a sheath, tends to hug the body and show any and all of your curves.
The wedding fashion trends change every year. The staff at all these wedding boutiques will advise you on which style best suits you. Your dress can be strapless with long fitting gloves, or you may want puffed sleeves, a long train or even a short skirt, modern options usually allow your legs and shoes to be seen. There are many different fabric choices that suit each style of dress. You can choose from satin, chiffon, flowing silks or organza, French lace, chiffon and taffeta trimmed with embroidery, delicate bead work, precious stones, Swarovski crystals, silk bows and daisies all of which will make your appearance special.
The dress you choose depends on your body type. If for example you are a little overweight or pregnant select a wedding dress in A-line and not a ball gown style which will give you more volume. The A-line dress is flattering on almost all body types. The long lines of the princess cut dress can create the illusion of height on a shorter body, as well as slim down a rounded figure. The full skirt of the A-line can also hide a larger lower body, or create the illusion of curves on a narrow frame. The Ball gown style can accommodate most body types, the ball gown is ideal for slender or pear-shaped figures as the full skirt helps to accentuate the waist and hide the lower body. If you have a large bust, this style will help to create the hourglass look since it emphasizes the waistline due to the fitted bodice and natural or dropped waist. While the empire dress fits well on most body types, it is especially suited for those brides with a smaller bust since it draws attention to the neckline and creates definition. Similar to the mermaid style, the column dress is best worn by slim figures, both short and tall. The elongating nature of this design will help petite brides appear taller. However, the column dress does not allow much room for hiding problem areas, such as a larger lower body. Do not worry as there are wedding dresses for all body types. Just have the patience to search for what suits you best and remember the assistants have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the best wedding dress for you.
Before you go searching for wedding dress know that you will need a lot of time and patience. Start looking at least 5 months before the date of your wedding.
Firstly you need to consider the style of the wedding dress, the colors you will wear, any imperfections of your body and your best physical traits. Keep in mind, the style of the church ceremony. If you are going to get married in a small and simple church then you should wear something simple and not overloaded with many accessories and jewellery. If you are going to get married in a large and luxurious church then something equally extravagant will suit. Look at fashion and wedding magazines or visit web sites on the Internet and take a look at the information on trends and styles that exist. Do not rely on what is fashionable at that moment in time but keep in mind what best suits you and that may be a more traditional wedding dress. Remember also that the wedding dresses you see in magazines worn by slender models looks perfect on them but may not suit your body type. You should choose a dress that will flatter you, will draw attention away from your least favorite parts and will highlight the best parts of your body.
When visiting bridal salons make sure you are in the right frame of mind, bear in mind the money you can spend and make sure you have ample time .It is better to take along another person, a friend, sister or your mother who can give a more objective view. Ask your friends if they know of a good bridal shop and ask around of one people were satisfied with. The number of wedding dress you choose to try on depends on you. It is preferable not to try on several (2 or 3 in every bridal salon is enough) as it may be confusing, and difficult to choose from. Some of you may want to try on a number to help you to decide, it really depends on your personality. However a good challenge is to try on a dress that you may not think suits you or perhaps something very modern or trendy. Make sure the assistants and staff spend an unlimited time, know their job and show you the attention and care that is needed and are ready to answer your questions. Especially when you have reached a decision on what wedding dress to wear you will spend many hours at the bridal shop as you will have a number of fittings before your wedding. So make sure you feel especially comfortable and that they are all willing to help you look special and unique on your big day.
You will know that you have chosen the right wedding dress when you look in the mirror and see a completely perfect picture that makes you feel excited and elated. You must leave a deposit and immediately reserve the wedding dress. Several fittings will be needed to ensure the dress fits you perfectly. Make sure you take along the wedding shoes to the fittings and wedding lingerie so you can have a complete picture. The final fitting will be a week before the wedding.
After choosing the wedding dress you will then proceed to choose the accessories. You will have to decide what you want to decorate your hair and what kind of jewellery to wear. Whatever you decide on must match the wedding dress.
You can choose to hire a wedding dress or buy one, yours to keep forever. Take into account that in both circumstances the prices start at 700 euros and can increasingly rise. It depends of course on the fabric of the dress and from the fine details such as lace and beading with crystals, stones or anything else. Please note that instead of bridal salons, you can visit the studio of a designer and ask to have a wedding dress tailor made for just as you want and to your precise measurements. If you want you could have a professional dressmaker also make you a wedding dress just make sure they have the experience and get recommendations from friends. Most reputable dressmakers are happy to show you samples of their work and can put you in contact with brides they have created wedding dresses for in the past. Otherwise you risk spending a lot of money and get a wedding dress that you will not like at all.
The truth is that nowadays you will rarely find a bride who wears an evening dress to the reception. There is no need to wear anything other than your wedding dress. Moreover, why waste your time looking around for a unique evening dress and spending even more money. But if you choose to change into an evening dress for the reception you will need to take into account the same procedure as with the wedding dress. This means you must find a style that suits your body, colors that suit your skin, your personality and overall style of your wedding. As you are the bride and the highlight of the evening then your evening dress should be made of a fine and expensive fabric and must be very impressive. The best option is your wedding dress, which will only be worn once in your lifetime so enjoy it and make the most of it and wear it to the reception as well.
With a lot of patience and care you will find what really suits you and what you deserve, that is to be a beautiful bride.