Wedding planning

Choosing your wedding dress

The wedding dress is one of the most important things at your wedding and buying it can be quite an experience that can be mixed with excitement, disappointments, and emotions. Here are a few pointers to consider when choosing your wedding dress.

Enjoy the experience

To enjoy the experience, know your bridal shops. Go to bridal boutiques that have good customer care and where you feel comfortable. Go with the people who know you well, people who’ll help you choose the dress in your moment of ‘confusion’. These people can be your mother, your maid of honour, your sisters or friends, or all of them.

If you feel that the shopping assistant is not treating you well, walk away, and go to where you’re treated better. The wedding dress is an investment so boutiques should make an effort to pamper you and make you feel special and valued as you choose your dress. They should also help you choose a style that will suit your body shape and wedding theme.

Your dress should match your wedding style

Your wedding style determines your wedding dress. The season, time of the wedding, and venue are factors that should be considered when choosing your dress. If you are having a themed wedding, you have to make your dress a part of that theme.

Know what fits your body type

Everybody type has a perfect dress of its own so it’s important that you understand what suits you. The trick is to accentuate your best features while taking the attention away from the parts you aren’t so keen on. Remember

-Empire line dresses will lengthen short legs

-Dropped waist gowns will compensate for a short waist

-V-necks are very slimming and perfect for larger busted brides

-Detail and gathered material at the bust is great for flatter chests

-Horizontal lines widen the body and vertical lines elongate it.

Don’t make the mistake of buying a small dress with the idea of dieting into it. Of course, most brides lose weight before the wedding, it’s unlikely that you will lose a whole dress size. You will only get stressed when it doesn’t fit so save yourself the disappointment and get a dress that fits. Make sure you plan plenty of fittings towards the big day to make any necessary changes.

Choose your own style over fashion.

Don’t choose a dress because it’s fashionable, choose a dress you love and a dress that makes you feel and look wonderful. You can also add your own personal character to a simple dress by using jewellery, shoes, and other accessories than to take a wedding outfit directly off the wedding catwalks and regret it later.

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