How to choose your dream wedding dress. If you thought you found the one when you got engaged, think again. Now, it’s time to find your other one… your wedding dress.
There are a lot of options out and it can feel overwhelming choosing your dream dress. So how exactly do you pick your perfect dress?
If you have a winter wedding coming up or are simply looking for some advice, read on for our tips on how to choose your dream wedding dress.
Know Your Shape
While it is easy to fall in love with a dress you saw online, do you have anything in your wardrobe in that style or shape already? Using existing outfits can help you figure out which shape works best for you and makes you feel comfortable.
If you love wearing peplum dresses or pencil skirts, you may like a fit and flare dress. If you prefer shift dresses or smock tops, an A-line or sheath dress might be a natural choice.
Know Your Style
It’s important to know your style when choosing your dream dress. If you’re a boho chic at heart, your wedding may not be the best time to throw on a princess dress.
Your personal style also extends to your choice of venue and ceremony. Church ceremonies may require a little more coverage, while brides looking to rock a sexy dress are better suited to city venues or beach locations.
Know Where To Buy
Just like there is a lot of wedding dresses out there, there’s also a whole range of boutiques from which to buy one.
A visit to a bridal boutique is a must. Not only will you enjoy a day out with your mother and best friends, the experts at the boutique will be able to help you choose the perfect dress.
If you don’t know which designers or boutiques to try, heading to a wedding fair can help. You will find a variety of boutiques and designers exhibiting, as well as seeing dresses modelled on the catwalk. A wedding fair is a place to do your research and hone in your style.
Keep Budget In Mind
A wedding dress is probably the most expensive item of clothing you’ll ever buy. Make sure you start every boutique visit by letting them know your budget. This way, you’ll only try on dresses you can afford to fall in love with. There’s no heartbreak worse than finding your ‘perfect’ dress only to learn that you can’t have it.
Keep in mind the cost of alterations. If your boutique has an in-house seamstress, talk through the cost to make sure you know how much of your budget you can allocate to your dress.
Trust Your Judgement
You’ll know when you’ve found the perfect dress. Take your time and don’t rush your decision. Don’t give into peer pressure from other people, however well intentioned. If the dress feels right and makes you feel good, your job is done.
Here at Fashion.ie we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.
Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly.
We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.
How to choose your dream wedding dress