13th July, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
The perfect wedding gown; what every bride-to-be wants. After all, the dress is one of the (if not THE) focal point of the entire wedding. The perfect dress for one bride might be a huge mistake for another.
Your wedding dress is probably the most expensive piece of clothing you will ever buy and even though you’ll wear it for such a short time, it will make more of a statement than anything else you ever wear, so take the time to find the one that’s just right for you.
The selection of wedding gowns you’ll have to choose from is overwhelming. One would think there’s only so many ways to do white and frilly, but it doesn’t take more than a passing glance through the bride magazines to know that’s not true. Silk, organza, satin, polyester, even fine cotton; all can be fashioned into wedding gowns. And all that fabric can be configured into several different styles-princess, mermaid, pick-ups, Grecian, Victorian, royal elegance, simple country…. Oh, and let’s not forget the embellishments-pearls, sequins, crystal or glass beads, lace, tulle, rhinestones, ribbon, gossamer and even feathers.
So…when you are ready to actually shop for your dress, follow these tips for making the event a happy and memorable one. AND for choosing a wedding gown that will add to the already beautiful and radiant you.
- Take along a couple of trusted friends or family members; ones that will be honest but not overly critical.
- Don’t get hung up on numbers-the size ones, that is. You will look much better in a dress that really fits than you will in a dress that is the size you think you need to be.
- Do consider the price of the gown. Set a price limit BEFORE you set out on ‘the hunt’ and stick with it! Yes, you want something you feel like a princess in, but you need to remember you’ll only be wearing the gown for a few hours.
- Don’t buy a wedding gown with the intentions/hopes of losing weight in order to fit into it. Just don’t.
- Shop around. Take pictures of the dresses and you IN the dresses. That way you’ll have something to go back to.
- Don’t buy your gown too far ahead of time; six months maximum.
- Be realistic when it comes to what looks fabulous and what doesn’t. Not every figure is made to wear every style of gown. Find a style, neckline and fabric that is flattering in all the right places on YOU! Again…take someone you trust along to help you decide.
As the mother of several daughters-all of whom are now married-I can tell you assuredly that when you take a look at yourself in THE dress, you’ll know it. You’ll just know it.