Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding, but for this they need the perfect wedding dress, with the bridesmaid’s dresses complimenting the brides dress. The problem is; how do you choose the most beautiful dress when there are so many gorgeous wedding dresses to choose from.
It is often the hardest part of the wedding for the Bride to organise, agonising over the look, style, price, colour, shape and fit. The most important thing to remember when looking for a wedding dress is to focus on the features of the dress that are most important to you as the bride. This will allow you to narrow down your search to find to the dress that suits you best, and of course in these financially difficult times one that suits your budget.
Every bride planning a wedding will be on a budget and they will often look at the price of the wedding dresses as the before all else. A good designer will tailor their dresses to target different budgets and markets and brides will search for dresses from within a certain price range and select the best dresses to look at more closely. This way they are more likely to find a dress that they can comfortably afford.
Another way of controlling the cost of a wedding dress is by choosing a wedding dress from a previous season’s collection. Brides go through various websites and magazines and select from among the dresses featured there. When doing this it is a good idea to make a note of the designer of the wedding dresses how much the dresses sell for. This will help identify styles and designers that will most suit your idea of the perfect wedding dress and help find the best price for your preferred designer or style of dress.
But what do you do when you just can’t seem to find ‘the one’ for you? If you are tall and slim, you could wear just about anything, and still look wonderful. Sadly it is not so easy when you are either short, hourglass shaped, or even pear shaped, or over a size 16 (uk).
Some Brides choose to have bespoke wedding dresses, but a custom made wedding gown may come at a premium price. Some brides are in the fortunate position of knowing someone who can make the dress for them and others seek to have the dress made in the Far East. Having the dress made in China or some other country has its pit falls and you should consider ensuring the dress arrives, a good two or three month, before your wedding. Although, in the past there have been negative stories of purchase from e-bay, my personal recommendation is e-bay is the safest way to buy such an item from the Far East. This is because if there is a dispute or poor workmanship when paying with PayPal on eBay the buyer has financial protection.
Some brides are also quite conscious of the name of the designer and dresses with ‘designer labels’ are viewed by many as a status symbol, hence attracting a lot interest from those who value couture clothing.
I believe that every bride can and should look her best on her wedding day, form choosing the best wedding venue to the best dress, the wedding should be as perfect as it can be. Many, many brides nowadays are having their wedding gowns made, simply because they cannot buy a dress off-the-rack to fit or even suit them. Having your wedding dress made to measure is certainly the best way to go, if you are not a standard size or shape.
The traditional white wedding is still the most popular wedding idea. Although the off whites are far more prevalent then they have been in the past, ivory, cream or apple white take the harshness of the traditional white dress and softens the contrast between tanned skin and make-up.