Finding the perfect wedding dress is probably one of the hardest tasks in a woman’s life. You’ll want to find a dress that keeps all eyes on you (for the right reasons), makes you feel great and forces your husband-to-be to do a double take.
Finding the perfect bridal dress means you’ll have some things to consider before you even set foot in a boutique or store. Here’s what to think about to help you decide on the perfect dress:
Consider Your Venue
You should try and match your wedding dress to the style of venue you’ve chosen. For example, if you are getting married in a castle, a princess style wedding dress would look perfect. If you’re getting married on the beach, then a more casual, knee length style might be what you want.
Consider The Season
What time of year is your wedding? If you’re getting married in the winter and it’s going to be freezing cold, you might want a wedding dress with long sleeves and perhaps a shawl to go over your shoulders. For summer, you can afford to go for a lighter fabric dress to keep you cool. You don’t want to go blue from the cold/sweat from the heat!
Consider Your Figure
No matter how you feel about your body, you will find a wedding dress that looks perfect on you. The right wedding dress for your figure will pull you in in all the right places and hide any bumpy bits. If you’re body confident then you might want to show off your figure in a slinky dress.
Consider Your Skin Colour and Tone
You can get wedding dresses in pretty much any colour nowadays, but the most popular dresses are white, cream and gold. You’ll want to choose a fabric that makes you skin colour glow, not look like you’re ill. For example, you might have your heart set on a pure white dress, but if you’re very pale this will make you look like a ghost. Consider having a spray tan, or pick a different colour dress.
Stay Open Minded
The dress you end up loving might look nothing like the picture you had in your head. It’s a good idea to take a look in wedding magazines and online and print out pictures to take to a shop assistant, but keep an open mind because you might not love the way those dresses look on you. You might have been sure you’d have a big “princess” dress but end up with a “mermaid” tail style dress!
Know Your Budget
There’s a gorgeous wedding dress out there to suit every budget imaginable, so don’t think you have to remortgage your house to pay for the perfect dress. Set a budget and stick to it, then you have more money to find the perfect wedding jewellery and bridal shoes
Finding the perfect wedding dress is a very exciting time, so try to enjoy it rather than get stressed out and you should find the dress of your dreams!