6 Tips on Getting a Wedding Dress

With the choices available for selection of wedding dresses, it is definitely not an easy task to pick the best dress. The most important point to consider in deciding for your wedding dress is how comfortable and confident you feel when you are wearing it. You would also need to narrow down your preference and see if it suits your body shape. We have compiled 6 simple rules to follow for a positive and fun experience in shopping for your wedding dress!

A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman - it must reflect the personality and style of the bride - Carolina Herrera

A-Line Wedding Dress by InWhite Gallery

1. Knowing the ABCs of Wedding Dresses

Equip yourself with the basics of wedding dress. This includes the different styles: A-line, mermaid / trumpet, empire, sheath / column, or ball gown; necklines that include V-neck, portrait, round neck, asymmetrical, colours and so on. A little bit of research goes a long way. Once you have equipped yourself with the basics, it would be much easier to decide on what you like and match it with what best fits for your body type.

2. Bring Your Loved Ones

Bring your loved ones, but keep the crowd small, whether they are bridesmaids or family members. Ensure that they understand your choices of dress and that they can also provide positive comments instead of merely focusing on what they like.         

Red Wedding Gown by OneSimpleGown.com

3. Find the right Fabric

Be practical with the fabric that you pick by considering where and when your wedding is going to take place. If you’re planning on a beach wedding, then satin is obviously not your best friend. You should feel beautiful and comfortable on your wedding day, not sweating and ultimately passing out from the heat.

4. Comfortable Fit

Pick a comfortable fit. Of course there isn’t a one-type-fits-all wedding dress in existence. Be objective in identifying what isn’t working with the dresses you’ve tried on and opt for dresses with more flattering options. That way, you’ll be able to find a wedding dress that makes you look and feel gorgeous. Most importantly, you should feel comfortable wearing it while moving around.

White Sheath & Lace Wedding Gown by De Carat Blessed Bridal & Wedding Accessories

5. Be open to suggestions

You’ve done the research and you walk into the store with a corseted A-line wedding dress is mind. However, dresses may look different on a hanger or people other than you, so be willing to try on a few other dresses that your companions or consultant would recommend, even if you wouldn’t have given them a second glance on your own. Try different styles of an A-line dress, and if it all fails, be open to try a mermaid or empire dress. You may never know, but that open-backed lace fit-and-flare that you would never have looked at to begin with may just be the perfect wedding dress after all.

6. Sense of humour

Some brides may be frustrated for not being able to find a perfect fit. From the dress consultants to your companions, everyone will support and love you more if you are charming and willing to laugh at dress mishaps or uncomfortable fitting situations. So, even if this day isn’t going your way, unleashing your inner Bridezilla at everyone who’s there for you won’t make the situation any better. 

Most importantly, never feel pressured into buying a wedding dress that doesn’t “click” with your preferences. Here are a list ofwedding dress vendorsfor you to browse for an idea of what you like. Your wedding dress should make you feel confident, comfortable and special.

Green Wedding Gown by Armadale Weddings

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