Wedding dress for success and your personal style
For most brides-to-be, the choice of a dress is among the first and most important decisions in planning a wedding. With thousands of choices in every price range, finding the perfect wedding dress can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
But by making some decisions before setting foot in a store, the search will be both easier and a whole lot more enjoyable.
First things firstKnow your limits and etermine the maximum amount that you can spend on a dress, including all the little extras, such as undergarments, shoes, jewelry, veil, and/or hair ornaments.
Then consider your personal style. If you know that you’re not comfortable in strapless or sleeveless dresses, for example, you can immediately eliminate these options.
Ruling out a few style options before hitting the magazines or stores will help you stay open to all other options.
Firm Yet FlexibleA great strategy is to be open to suggestions about dresses to try on, but reserve the right to choose the look that feels right to you. Consider bringing along a camera and taking photos of yourself in the dresses that could be “contenders”.
Go For A Flattering FitRemember, the goal is to find a dress that flatters your body and expresses your personal style -- not to fit into a particular size. For example, white isn't for everyone. A creamier shade or a dress that has decorative accents of a different colour near the neck, shoulders and face may be something to consider.
Also, there’s no rule that a wedding dress has to be floor-length. If you’re planning a daytime or more casual wedding, a tea-length dress (one that falls a few inches above the ankle) or even shorter are suitable choices.
Comfort Is KeyStyle and fit may be the two most important factors in choosing a wedding dress, but comfort should be a close third.
For instance, if you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, you may want forego a dress with a long, trailing train that could trip you up on your walk to or down the aisle.
Even if you’re planning an indoor event, having a dress and shoes that are as comfortable as they are beautiful will greatly increase your odds of enjoying your special day to the fullest