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How to pick your wedding dress

By Andrea Petrou on December 11th, 2009 1 comment

Wedding dress.jpgWe’re sure you’ll agree that your wedding dress is, after the groom, the most important part of the day, and we know each and everyone will want to look like a princess.

However, with so many dresses on the market and an abundance of frock shopping finding that perfect one can turn into a nightmare. We’ve put together a few tips to help you shop for that special dress without the stress.

Wedding dress shopping stress busting tip one: Think about the season.
Many brides will have a style of dress in mind long before they’ve picked the venue or date. However both these are important factors in picking a dress. You may love that strapless frock, but walking down the aisle in blue from the cold in December will quickly. Likewise a frock with sleeves in the middle of summer may paint a sweaty picture that you just don’t want. However if that strapless frock is still calling you then make sure you invest in a shawl or bolero that matches the style of the dress perfectly.

Wedding dress shopping stress busting tip two: Think about your venue
As we’ve said before, the venue should also be a consideration when you’re picking your frock. A slinky strapless number may look lovely in a contemporary venue but out of place in something that more traditional such as a castle or old country house, making the photographs look that little mismatched. And a princess style frock complete with Jordan style accessories may have you sinking rather than floating across the waters edge if you’re thinking about getting married on a beach.

Wedding dress shopping stress busting tip three: Flatter your figure
Look at a wedding dress in the same way you would you’re normal day wear such as skirts and dresses. If you’re more a jeans and trainer girl, who opts for flats and a sparkly top rather than a sparkly dress on a night out you’ll probably feel more comfortable in something straight. However, its also important to consider your figure. Many brides make the mistake of thinking they can go all out and for something different on their day but this will only make you feel uncomfortable and could end up with disastrous results. Think teeny tiny Jordan in that huge frock. Stick to something that will flatter your figure instead.
Use the shapes and styles you prefer as a starting point and discuss these with the shop assistant.

Wedding dress shopping stress busting tip four : Think about your groom.

We’re not talking about thinking about you love him here, more his size and build. Some brides will pick a dress, which completely overpowers their groom on the big day. For example if your other half is not too tall then a huge princess dress could completely push him out of the limelight, the wedding pictures and make the first dance difficult. However brides with a groom on the other end of the height spectrum will benefit from a style like this especially if they are a good few inches smaller than their other half.

Wedding dress shopping stress busting tip five: What’s your colour?

Traditional wedding dresses come in all shades of white, cream and gold, so don’t think you have to opt for pure white particularly if you are very pale. Ask the shop assistant to help you choose a fabric colour that helps you glow not look like a ghost.

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