How to Choose the Right Wedding Dress
In addition to checking out a few different bridal shops and trying on a variety of different styles of gowns, check out the tips below on how to choose the ideal wedding dress for your body.
Don’t Focus on Trends
Choosing a gown for someone who is very trend-focused can be a lot of fun, but your wedding gown should really be reflective of your personal style. It should be the type of dress that flatters your body best and makes you feel great. So avoid falling into the trap of trends, and don’t force yourself to buy a gown just because it’s made by a trendy designer or it has all of the details that make it on trend at the moment. An important thing to remember is that trends are constantly changing so don’t choose your gown solely because it is the hottest thing right now, it’s your big day so make sure to factor in what styles and shapes suit you best! However, we all know trend and style does form a big part of your decision and if you are looking for the biggest thing this season, off the shoulder necklines, capes and big tulle skirts were all over the catwalks for SS/15, with designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Naheem Khan and Vera Wang playing with these gorgeous features in their current collections.
Choose the Right Dress for Your Shape
When it comes to choosing the right gown, style is one thing, but the cut that flatters your particular body shape best is what will really make your decision easy. There will be pictures of you in your dress forever, so you want to make sure that your body looks as good as possible! Show off your assets and make the most of what you’ve got, it’s your day so make sure you look your very best. Shop for your body type to narrow down your choices and save time.
For example, if you have a pear shaped body, stick with sturdy fabrics on a dress with a skirt that flares out, accentuating your upper body. If you’re tall, go for a simple silhouette that will show off your curves. And if you’re petite, stick with A-line, sheath, and trumpet style gowns.
Take a Selfie!
Take a few pictures as you try on different dresses. You may be surprised by how different your gown looks on you when you look at it in a photo than in the mirror. Just be sure that the dress shop allows you to take photos, as some places might have policies against this. This is also a great way to go home and really think about your options if you try on a few that you love but you can’t decide. Taking photos is very important, after the big day you’ll look back on the pictures and you do not want to regret your dress choice!
Don’t Try on Too Many Dresses
While you definitely want to try on a variety of dresses and perhaps check out a few different shops, don’t go overboard because it is easy to become overwhelmed. Try to reach a comfortable number of choices before you start to feel confused by all of the options. This will help you narrow down the dresses to the ones that really work on your body.
In addition to choosing the right gown, you will also need to focus quite a bit of your planning time on choosing the right venue. What would be the point in having the most amazing dress if you don’t have the most stunning place to wear it? You can search for wedding venues in Surrey by UKWeddingsavings.co.uk to make the process simpler. And once you have your venue booked and your gown at home, you can start planning the more minor details for your big day.