Getting married abroad is a rising trend, and Italy has always been a popular destination as our real bride Victoria is living proof of. It might be because it feels more romantic heading to the country of love to exchange your vows, or it could be that it holds a special place in your hearts. While most will be well-versed in preparing for the British weather: mostly rain, drizzle or at luck a glorious sunny day, choosing your wedding dress for a sun-soaked Italian wedding isn’t always so easy.
According to London-based Italian wedding planner Roberta Rabatini the most popular question she is asked from clients is: how do I choose a fabulous, trendy wedding dress that would be suitable for the heat? Luckily for all of us, Roberta is willing to share her top tips for choosing the perfect Italian wedding dress.
“Make sure the fabric of the wedding dress is made of natural fibres. Synthetic fibres (even if mixed with natural ones) will always retain body heat which will make the dress uncomfortable to wear. Fabrics like silk, silk voile, satin, chiffon, soft chiffon, brocade (especially beautiful if enriched with golden threads!) and fresh jersey are the most suitable (and most gorgeous!) choice for a destination summer wedding. Especially in Italy!”
“If you are looking to be on-trend on your wedding day, choose a white dress. A must-have for wedding dresses in 2011 is total white. The best-known Italian designers showcased dresses of all shapes and designs, but all were pure white.”
“Always choose a dress that best suits your body type. The right shape of dress can make all the difference. Ensure you enhance your good features and minimise those bits you’re not happy with. A high-waisted dress can make you look taller and slimmer whereas a wide skirt on your dress can make you look shorter and wider. A wedding dress with sleeves is a great choice if your arms aren’t your best feature.”