Have you chosen the right one for you?
Once you have chosen the shape of dress for you, there are some other factors for you to consider:
Time of year:
A summer wedding would suit a lightweight dress, short-sleeved or sleeveless. An autumn or winter wedding however would require more thought of weather conditions with a jacket or shawl to save you from cold or wet weather. Fabric is also a consideration as you probably would not go for heavy velvet for a summer wedding.
The location of your venue:
A religious ceremony will require a level of decorum in your dress style, whereas a long-sleeved dress with a long train would not be practical for a wedding set on a beach.
The theme of your wedding:
Will it be held indoors or outdoors? Is it going to be an intimate or grand reception? Questions like these play a great deal in determining the kind of dress you should wear. It’s your wedding day and you have the right to wear anything you want, but we’re sure you agree that a dramatic ball gown won’t fit in an intimate al fresco wedding.
The budget that you have decided on will also play a huge role in the dress that you eventually decide on. An extravagant wedding gown with hand-embroidered beads and crystals will not come with a cheap price tag.
Where to shop?
We have been crushing over Sophie Grace Bridal for a whole year now! The dresses are elegant, detailed and timeless. They are located in Berkshire like us, so head over for a fabulous day of trying on those gorgeous dresses! With so many styles to chose from you will be spoilt for choice www.sophiegracebridal.co.uk/
Now that you know what kind of dress you’re looking for, it’s time to grab your girls together and try out some wedding gowns. Be sure to have the best day, but remembering the following practical tips will be sure to make your day both successful and enjoyable.
Make sure you pack a bag with the exact underwear that you’ll be wearing under the dress—and that means everything! That means you’ll need to buy every item you need before the first fitting.
Don’t forget the shoes that you’ll be wearing on the wedding day to ensure that your dress has the correct hem length.
Bringing your nearest and dearest along will ensure you have a second pair of eyes and some honest feedback to help you choose correctly.
Get one of your tribe to bring a camera so someone can take photos of you. It’s a wonderful moment to document and share with others who could not join you.
Wear minimal or no makeup. You don’t want makeup to rub off on any of the dresses that you try on. Alternatively, the bridal store can usually provide a makeup protector that prevents makeup from transferring onto the dress.
Finally, arrange for the front of the dress to be hemmed an inch shorter than the back to help prevent you from catching the toe of your shoe in the hem and tripping.
Now you are fully prepared, you can rest easy knowing you have covered all bases! All that’s left to do is daydream about the perfect day to come.
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