How to choose your dream wedding dressJanuary 7, 2019
Whether you have always had a dream wedding dress in mind, or, you have just found your prince and you want to select the perfect bridal gown, Bridal Secrets know choosing your dream bridal gown can be stressful.
You have probably never tried a dress on before, and it will probably be the most expensive dress you have ever worn, so there is a lot of pressure to *get this right*. Your dress also sets the tone for your wedding, whether it’s a casual garden wedding or a formal ballroom affair. There is also a whole new form of language to learn – sheath, A-line, fit and flare, silhouette, organza. To make things even harder, some brides are choosing to buy two dresses, one for the ceremony and one for the reception – one that’s less formal and allows them to hit the dance floor, without feeling so constricted.
All eyes will be on you, and photos will be captured for a lifetime – you want to look perfect. At Bridal Secrets we know everyone is different – so what does perfect mean to you?
Some brides just want to feel like a mermaid goddess, and the stunning Maggie Sottero Haven bridal gown accomplishes this perfectly. With its mermaid silhouette, with a fitted bodice to below the hips, and tulle skirt that feathers out into a court train.
Other brides prefer to really stand out in a ballgown fit for a princess The Sottero and Midgley Safira is a stunning bridal gown complete with beaded lace motifs and Swarovski crystal, a sweetheart neckline and a ballgown skirt of tulle.
The choices today are overwhelming, no matter your personal style or budget, you’ll be sure to find the bridal gown that’s perfect for you.
• Do your research, look through magazines and look at online stores to get a feel for the style of dress you like, do they have anything in common? Lace, embroidery, crystals, sleeveless, tight-fitting, free-flowing. Take these thoughts and ideas to your first appointment.
• Be open, bridal consultants know that brides come in with an idea of what they want and then hate it, falling for something completely different. Keep an open mind.
• Bridal sizing is different from regular clothing, so don’t be surprised if your dress is one or two sizes larger than you normally wear. While buying bigger might sound horrifying no one, but you and your consultant will know.
• Shop to your size – while you might plan to lose weight before the big day, shop for the dress that fits you now, it’s easier to take in a dress that fits now, rather than trying to work on a dress later that’s still too snug.
• Shop early – gowns take time to be produced and once the dress arrives, you still have to factor in times for alterations and accessorising.