Choosing your wedding dress

Choosing your wedding dress is a personal and exciting process. Here we share our tips to guide you through the selection...

Choosing your wedding dress

Set a Budget:
Determine how much you are willing to spend on your wedding dress. This will help narrow down your options and prevent you from falling in love with a dress that's out of your price range.

Do Some Research:
Look through bridal magazines, websites, and social media platforms for inspiration. Save pictures of dresses that catch your eye. This will give you an idea of the styles and details you like.

Consider Your Body Shape:
Understand your body shape to find a dress that complements your figure. Different silhouettes work well with various body types. For example:
A-line dresses are universally flattering.
Mermaid and trumpet styles accentuate curves.
Ballgowns create a classic, princess look.
Sheath dresses offer a more streamlined and modern silhouette.

Think About the Venue and Theme:
Consider the style of your wedding venue and the overall theme of your wedding. Your dress should complement the setting and atmosphere.

Start Early:
Begin your search well in advance - 9-12 months before your wedding isn't unthinkable! Wedding dresses often require alterations, and ordering early ensures you have enough time.

Bring a Trusted Companion:
Take a close friend or family member whose opinion you value to your dress appointments. Choose someone who understands your style and preferences.

Try on a Variety of Styles:
Be open to trying on different styles, even if you have a specific look in mind. You might be surprised at what looks and feels best on you.

Consider Comfort:
You'll be wearing your dress for an extended period, so comfort is crucial. Pay attention to factors such as the weight of the fabric, ease of movement, and how the dress feels when you're sitting and standing.

Stay True to Your Style:
While it's good to consider trends, prioritize a dress that reflects your personal style. You want to feel like the best version of yourself on your wedding day.

Think About Accessories:
Consider how you'll accessorize your dress with veils, headpieces, jewellery, and shoes. These elements can enhance your overall bridal look.

Trust Your Instincts:
When you find the right dress, you'll likely have a feeling of excitement and confidence. Trust your instincts, and don't be swayed by external opinions if the dress makes you feel special.

Factor in Alterations:
Keep in mind that most wedding dresses will require some alterations to achieve the perfect fit. Budget for alterations in both time and cost.

Remember, the process of choosing a wedding dress should be enjoyable. Take your time, savour the experience, and choose a gown that makes you feel beautiful and confident on your special day.