Choosing Your Wedding Dress

So you have had that life changing proposal made to you, now it is time to decide on what look you want for your wedding day. What style are you looking for; should you have sleeves, a full length or half length dress, a simple or fancy design. There are so many decisions to make but one thing is for sure, you want the best for you.

As soon as the planning begins for the big day, choosing your wedding dress becomes somewhat of an urgency for most brides, who do not want to wait until the last minute. While dealing with wedding stress and preparations, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to try on different styles and find the one who says “you”.

Have you chosen to have a themed wedding? If so, this will be a major key to your wedding dress selection. Will your wedding be set outside in a sunny climate? If so, you will need to select something light and airy to keep you comfortable throughout the ceremony. Are you going for a traditional style wedding? Then you will want a white or cream dress with lots of silk and plenty of lace. Regardless of any theme to your wedding, your dress will play one of the most important parts in ensuring that the overall effect is achieved.

One more major deciding point is when in the year are you planning your wedding for. If you are getting married in the winter months, you will want a multi layered dress and probably one that fully covers your arms. You will not want to stand there freezing on the most important day of your life. You will want to be as comfortable as possible as your wedding memories will be with you for the rest of your life.

When looking at wedding dresses, you will want to try on many different types of dress. Do not just stand there in them when trying them on. Stroll around to see how comfortable they feel when you move. Try different positions of your ceremony in your dress to make sure that you are going to feel comfortable throughout the whole ceremony.

How good the dress looks is only 50% of choosing the dress. The other 50% is whether you look good in the dress. You will not be able to look good if your dress is scratchy or if it is a bit tight and you are afraid you might split a seam.

A big mistake when selecting a wedding dress is getting the size right. If you have every intention of slimming before your wedding, make sure that you get the wedding dress for the size you are now and not what you think you will be on the wedding day. It is much easier to get your dress adjusted by taking it in rather than having to try to add material if the slimming did not have the effect you were after.

You may be tempted to try to cut costs by picking a cheaper style dress than you would like. You would be much better cutting costs on the flowers, cake, photography and getting family and friends to do these for you, since your wedding dress will be the main focus of your day. If you are not able to spend the type of money required by a wedding boutique, try looking at wedding consignment shops as these often have great quality nearly new dresses at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one.

Regardless of the wedding dress you finally end up choosing, remember that you are the person that your fianc wants to marry, not the dress. The dress is only used to ensure you look your best on the day.

Once you have selected your wedding dress, keep it in the bag that it comes in and try not to take it out too often. This way you will be adding to the atmosphere as your guests see your dress for the first time as you walk down the aisle. Always make sure to not show your dress to your intended before the ceremony too as it is bad luck.