The Perfect Wedding Dress For You
The right gown for you is not what I or one of our consultants think is right for you. The right gown is not the one that your best friend thinks is right for you. The right gown is the one that you fall in love with, makes you cry and makes you glow. This gown must tell your story.
The gown will make you feel amazing. From the moment you put it on, look at yourself in the mirror and when you walk down the aisle. This dress will transform you into an extraordinary bride.
It all begins here with your story.
Think about your fiance. How did you meet? What was your most memorable date? What are the things you like to do together? What are your aspirations and goals for the life you are planning together?
Do you and your fiance have a personal style? Are there any favorite hobbies? Special song or music you two love? Do you enjoy travel and where are your favorite places? Love to cook together, enjoy special meals, wine? Think about all the things that make you and your fiance happy and make your time together so special. This is your story and it is uniquely you.
And finally, what colours and textures do you like.
There is nothing less romantic then discussing expenses, but from the moment you decide to marry you do need to plan a budget. One of the first questions you will be asked is how much do you want to spend.
You need to ask yourself, how much do I have budgeted for the wedding? How much I am willing to spend on the dress? Are you paying for the dress or is someone else paying for the dress? If someone else is paying for the dress, do you need to consult and consider that person's opinion when making the purchase?
What type of accessories are you planning to wear? Have you included alterations in the budget? Alterations may be required if you have a fuller figure or larger bust size, so you may incur additional charges when ordering your gown if there are alterations required.
The Season and Time Of Day
The date and the season can greatly affect your choice for wedding gowns. Some styles and fabrics can be ruled out simply by virtue of the fact that they aren't necessarily friendly to certain times of the year or day.
When buying your dress, carefully observe how it looks on the hanger and pay close attention to how it looks on you.
There are basic parts of the dress you should know
- Silhouette: This is the shape of the dress, the shape of the skirt helps define it.
- Front neckline: The top of the bodice, which defines your upper body and helps to frame your face, neck, and shoulders.
- Back neckline: The area defines your back, neck and shoulders.
- Bodice: The area that shapes your bust, waist, and hips.
- Sleeves: They cover your arms.
- Waistline: Defines how a dress fits in relation to your natural waist line.
- Hemline: This is the bottom edge, or length of the dress.
- Petticoat or Crinoline: This is the fabric or foundation that is used under the skirt to help hold the shape and silhouette.
- Train: Refers to the length of the back of the skirt.
- Bustle: How the train is picked up.
Popular silhouette shapes you should know
- A-Line: This silhouette refers to a letter A. The shape can vary from slim to full.
- Ball Gown: This silhouette has a dramatically full skirt that typically has a natural or dropped waist.
- Fit to Flare: This silhouette is also known as the A-Line but the shape is fitted to the upper thighs, and then gently flares out on the bottom.
- Mermaid: A fitted Gown with a seam above the knee that flares out with a very full bottom.
- Sheath: A slim gown that hugs the body with a straight shape.
- Trumpet: A fitted Gown that is similar to the Mermaid but gently flares at the bottom.
Choosing the dress fabric is selecting the weight, texture, drape, and the formality you want from your wedding dress. You want to choose a fabric that flatters you and makes you feel good.
Not only to provide a Gorgeous dress, but to make you a Gorgeous bride
A beautiful Bride has self confidence and does not let the dress overpower her own beauty. On the hanger, a dress may look great, but unless that dress looks and feels right on your body, it's just not right dress for you.
Every Dress is cut differently, so do not let anybody put you in a box, or compare you to a fruit. Smaller frames tend to look better with the lighter fabric and more delicate details while larger frames can wear larger, bolder embellishments, details and accessories.
Silhouettes and proportions are two of the most important things to remember when choosing a wedding dress.
The look of your wedding dress is directly related to your theme, and should be consistent in everything from your wedding dress to your Groom's clothes, your invitations, the flowers, the music, and all the other details of your special day. You have dreamed about this day a million times, do not rush the process.