How to Shop For Your Once in a Lifetime Wedding Dress

He proposed, you said yes. The wedding planning is in full gear and its time to shop for your wedding dress. Your wedding dress is the most memorable and expensive dress you will ever purchase. Here is some practical advice to make your shopping trip fun and let you know what to expect.

Make an appointment to try on wedding dresses. Some bridal salons don’t require them, but an appointment will guarantee you the individual attention of a bridal consultant and space in the dressing room.

Time your shopping trip to your best advantage. If you shop on a weekday afternoon, you will get the most attention and you will not be competing with a lot of other brides like you would on weekends. You also get more time to shop.

You will get the best deals if you shop in November and December when the bridal salons are slow and new merchandise is arriving. There will be more sales and more incentives to buy because they need to clear out stock to make room for new stock that is arriving. Wedding dresses arrive in cycles, with the late fall and early winter being the time the manufactures ship out new merchandise.

Don’t shop too early, if your wedding is two years away and you are not prepared to buy, stay home and surf the net for ideas. The styles will change and your idea of your dream dress may change, along with your weight and wedding plan. The style may also be discontinued by the manufacturer.

Don’t shop too late. Wedding dresses should be ordered 9 months to a year in advance. The manufacturers take 16 to 20 weeks to fashion your dress because of all the hand work that is done on the dress. You also need to allow transportation time and time to have alterations done. If you shop at the last minute, you will risk major disappointment. You will either have to buy off the rack or pay the manufacturer extra for rushing your dress.

Shop prepared. This should not even have to be mentioned., Wear underwear on your shopping trip. Wear clean underwear and be freshly showered or risk major embarrassment. Some salons will send you home to shower or come back with underwear and who can blame them? You are trying on expensive white dresses! And if you don’t wear underwear, you’ll be standing in the dressing room buck naked. If you are uncomfortable, you consultant will be doubly uncomfortable.

Bring along a strapless bra if you have one and a pair of heels to get a feel for how the gown will look on you.

Don’t shop with a posse. Shop with someone you trust, your mom, your sister, your best friend. Don’t shop with your entire wedding party. Too many people means a lot of confusion for you and your consultant. Too many opinions will make you crazy. Are they giving you their true opinion, or picking out a dress they would wear to their own wedding? Invite your friends to see your choice after you’ve made your choice. They’ll be more interested after you’ve chosen your dress. Sure, a huge shopping trip sounds like fun, but you’ll totally regret it when you leave exhausted, confused and aggravated.

Don’t try to cram too many shopping appointments in one day. Trying on wedding dresses is exhausting. You’ll be standing up in heels for a long time. Some of the dresses are very heavy. Pretty soon you’ll be suffering from white blur, a wedding term that means that all the dresses are starting to look alike. Limit your appointments to no more than two a day and take time in between to grab something to eat and drink. The only way you can be on top of your dress shopping game is to be fueled up, hydrated and relaxed. Its going to be a long day!

Shop with an open mind and a good attitude. You have a dress etched into your mind. You are closing yourself to dresses that may be more flattering on your figure, cost less money and be THE dress. Be open and receptive to different necklines, body styles and fabrics. You may leave with the dress still etched in your mind, but you may just find THE dress if you stop telling yourself that you are picky. By constantly reinforcing your pickiness, you’ll make yourself and your shopping companion crazy. Bridal consultants are trained and experienced in finding dresses that make the most of your figure and hide the parts that need to be hidden. Stop whining and listen, you’ll be amazed at how fabulous you can look if you just open your mind and adjust your attitude.

What to expect when shopping for your wedding dress. Expect to be warmly welcomed into the bridal salon and meet your consultant. Your dress consultant will ask you some questions about your wedding. They’ll ask you about the type of wedding, the formality of the wedding and your wedding dress budget. They aren’t being nosy. They need to help you choose a dress from a mind boggling selection of dress styles. You can’t try everything on in the store, its physically impossible. They also need an idea of your dress budget, so you don’t fall in love with a dress that is out of your price range. If you want to see dresses under a thousand dollars or under five hundred dollars, tell them honestly to avoid a lot of disappointment on your part.

You will be shown styles, feel free to say no to anything you don’t like. Be honest, you will not like everything and it will help your consultant pull more dresses that are in line with what looks best on you and you like.

You will be helped try on the dresses. Dressing yourself in a bridal salon is difficult, so expect to be helped on and off with the dress, in addition to zipping the dress.

You will be asked more questions, for example, do you feel comfortable in this style?

Your consultant will categorize your dresses by the dresses you like, the maybes and the definite no way. You might want to retry the dresses you like to cut down on your selections. Your consultant will keep the dress style on file so when you return, the can find the style.

If you are uncomfortable in the style, its a no. If you feel overwhelmed in a style, its a no. If you feel fat in a style, its a no.

And above all, do NOT be pressured into buying a dress by anyone. If you feel pressured, gracefully say you’ll be back to try it on once your mind is cleared. Don’t buy anything from pressure. Buy the dress because you love it and its THE dress!

Rose Trifero is an internationally known expert in the field of weddings and bridal fashions. She has been involved in the industry for over 30 years and has written and been quoted in national bridal magazines including Vows, the magazine for bridal professionals. She is also the force behind [http://www.weddingloco.com] a free wedding planning site.

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress – What “David” Won’t Tell You

As a wedding planner, I have spoken to thousands of brides and witnessed, at close hand, at least a thousand in their wedding dresses. As a photographer, I have closely studied the bride’s photographic images in print. I, therefore, have an experienced eye and feel qualified to give some good advice.

I know many brides go out shopping for the perfect wedding dress within days and even hours of the proposal. Some go even before the proposal. Almost every bride I talk to discusses her dress. I know that the choosing of the right wedding dress is very important. Every bride I have seen is beautiful, but not every bride’s dress suits her. Some wedding dresses are a definite detriment to the bride’s appearance, the pictures and even the whole wedding.

So brides, I want to offer you some criteria for picking the right dress. Let these three principles guide you:

1) YOU LOVE IT AND WILL LOVE IT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.

Above all else, you need to feel beautiful and comfortable. Don’t let your mother, sister, bridesmaid, shop clerk, Goth teenage cousin, or even your groom decide. This is YOUR day, and you need to trust your own taste and style. You will be the one walking down the aisle – the “Star of the Runway.” You will be the one looking at your wedding pictures for the rest of your life. So, how will YOU decide what the best dress for you is?

2) MAKE SURE IT IS COMFORTABLE AND FITS YOU.

Don’t buy your dress a year in advance – your taste or your shape might change during that time. Don’t buy your dress to fit after you have lost twenty pounds. You might not, or you could lose even more. In either case, it won’t fit.

Definitely enjoy browsing wedding magazines, but keep in mind your own budget, taste and figure. Too many of those dresses in magazines can actually only be worn by the anorexic thirteen-year-olds modeling them. Also beware of knock-offs or imitations of expensive wedding dresses in a magazine. They are often poorly fitted, badly sewn, and made of cheap, synthetic material. They might look alright on the mannequin in the shop, but they won’t look good on you in natural light.

Poorly made dresses often fall down, are too tight in some places and too baggy in others, with crooked seams and zippers that show. The bride is continually pulling and wrestling with her dress throughout the wedding and reception. Much too often, the bride’s underwear shows. It’s alright to buy an inexpensive dress, but, make sure it looks good in natural light – natural fibers such as silk or cotton are preferred. Make sure you have the right underwear to go with the dress, that can’t be seen. Walk around in the dress, sit down and move and check bra straps and panty lines. If they appear at home or in the shop, you can be sure that they will at the wedding. If necessary, you can have your dress altered by a good seamstress. A proper fit cannot be over estimated.

You might want to consider having the seamstress make your dress from scratch. This way, you can have total control over the style and fabric and be sure of a perfect fit. Make sure to get an accurate estimate of the price of the dress and labor before the seamstress starts sewing, so there will be no unpleasant surprises. And, allow enough time for delays and fittings. It is a wonderful feeling of power and creativity to design your own wedding dress, if you are so inclined, and it doesn’t have to be more expensive than buying off the rack.

Another option is to browse small boutiques. Some of the most lovely wedding dresses I have seen were not wedding dresses at all, just great dresses, usually white but not always. It is amazing what you can find when you venture away from the wedding dress department or shop. Some of our brides wait until they come to Hawaii and find real treasures that fit perfectly in one of the local shops. They are also perfect for a Hawaiian wedding, which brings me to my last criteria.

3) MAKE SURE YOUR DRESS IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PLACE AND CLIMATE WHERE YOUR WEDDING WILL TAKE PLACE.

Even if you love your dress, and it fits and it looks great in your bedroom mirror, there could be a problem on your wedding day.

These are some problems I have seen: A bride buys a beautiful but elaborate and heavy dress for a tropical beach wedding. The result is misery – red, flushed, sweaty skin, heat stroke and even fainting! Another common problem is veils and trains worn for outside weddings. Trains drag in the dirt and sand, catch on twigs, and inhibit free movement in an outdoors wedding. You may think that your bridesmaid will carry the train, but do you truly want her trailing after you, always in your pictures, as you try to stroll on the sand, romantically, with your groom? Brides often come back from the beach with their train, heavy with sand and water. Unless you want to participate in the Trash the Dress fad, this is not recommended.

And, Veils – Now they can cause a spectacle on a windy day. The veil becomes a kite or parachute. I swear, I have seen brides nearly pulled away from their groom by a six foot veil unfurling in the wind. You don’t want to do a “Mary Poppins” on your wedding day. At the very least, the flying veils end up destroying hairdos, blowing in the groom’s face and being a general nuisance. If in doubt, make sure your veil can be easily removed, if necessary. The same goes for trains. Some can be removed or clipped to the dress for easy movement. But, make sure you test these apparatus before purchasing. I have, actually, witnessed four or five people trying unsuccessfully to figure out how to pin-up the train.

Or, perhaps, you are going to have your wedding in a church. Veils and trains won’t be a problem, but still consider temperature. Is the church or event room hot or cold? Don’t overdress or under dress. If you’re planning a winter wedding, or your venue is overly air conditioned, make sure an appropriate shawl or jacket is part of your wedding outfit, or wear a long-sleeved wedding dress.

Blue “chicken skin,” is not much more attractive than red, sweaty skin. Neither is teeth chattering. You want to be comfortable, because you want that smile on your beautiful face to be real, not forced. Your smile and joy and love are your most beautiful “apparel.” So, even if you don’t pick the right dress, don’t let it ruin your wedding day. Think about that sweet guy who is pledging to love you for the rest of your life and be merry.

If you want to know more about how to go about planning a Hawaii or a Maui Wedding, please contact Rev. Ayesha Sandra Lee from Merry Maui Weddings & Vacations, at (888)588-0400. Mahalo!

7 Top Tips For Choosing Your Maternity Wedding Dress

Tip 1: Your Maternity Wedding Dress Style

So … here’s the BIG question … “How far along will you be on your wedding day?” If you will still be in the early months of your pregnancy on your wedding day, you may not need maternity wedding dress tips or even a maternity wedding dress. You might just get away with a slightly larger size dress in the style you love already.

Do you have a good dressmaker on hand for last minute alterations? Double check with her that your dress can be altered or let out where needed before you buy or order anything … because you can’t predict how fast your bump will grow or how you will carry your baby. Ball gowns and dresses with a tight bodice are not generally very comfortable or flattering for pregnant brides-to-be because they’ll emphasize your expanding middle! Best to steer clear!

Empire line gowns and A-line dresses look fabulous on most pregnant women thanks to their loose structure which creates a beautiful silhouette. “Proper” maternity wedding dresses aren’t second best … they are beautiful! Designers understand the modern pregnant bride’s desire to look fabulous and there are some amazing maternity wedding dresses to choose from … whatever your budget.

2. Where will you be tying the knot?

Brides usually choose a long formal gown for a religious ceremony although long gowns are equally suited for civil celebrations too. If you’re planning a small or informal civil or beach maternity wedding, maybe you will prefer a shorter, less structured dress?

There are no hard and fast rules … it’s all about you finding a maternity wedding dress that makes you feel great on your big day!

3. Enhance your beautiful blooming figure!

Traditional brides look for a dress to enhance their natural assets and as a pregnant bride, that’s just what you should do too. So, here are some physical considerations before choosing your pregnancy wedding dress

What shoes will you be comfortable in and how will your chosen dress look with the wedding shoes you plan to wear?
Do you have a great cleavage … why not show it off?
Would you like a strappy or strapless gown? Think about the width of your maternity bra straps …will you be able to cope with a strapless bra for the day or do you really need a bit more support?
Do you want to hide your baby bump?
Are your arms toned and beautiful or would you like to hide them away? Would you be happier with a dress that has sleeves if you’ve gained weight on your arms in your pregnancy. What about a stylish wrap or bolero jacket?

4. Fabulous Fabrics

You should think as carefully about the fabric of your maternity wedding dress as the style of the dress itself, especially when thinking about the season of your wedding. The same dress in different wedding dress fabrics will look and feel quite different. It will certainly drape quite differently around your body.

5. Think about the colour of your gown!

Traditional western brides have married in white: the colour of maidenhood and purity. Today white is simply considered to be the colour that represents joy. As a pregnant bride, you CAN wear white if you want to … if you want to inject a little colour, you can do that too!

Natural shades such as champagne, ivory, grey and very light pastels are always popular, but striking reds, blues, pinks and black are very fashionable. It’s your wedding … and as a twenty first century bride … you really can have exactly the colour scheme you want. And if you love bold colour, but want a traditional coloured maternity wedding dress, why not introduce your chosen colour with your flowers and accessories?

6. Your bridegroom, attendants and guests

Once you’ve found your dream maternity wedding gown, it’s time to think about the other key people who will take part in your maternity wedding!

What ideas do you have about wedding attire for your husband-to-be, the best man and the ushers?
How would you like your bridesmaids, flower girls or page boys to look?

As you’re working to a tight time budget with a maternity wedding, don’t forget to keep it simple … and accept help when it is offered to you!

7. Preserving Your Maternity Wedding Gown, Once the Big Day is Over!

After you’ve spent time and thought selecting your maternity wedding gown, you’ll probably want to hold on to it for sentimental reasons. If it is properly, professionally cleaned and preserved, your wedding gown can last for years to come. What a wonderful and meaningful keepsake to share with your family in the years ahead!

South American Wedding Traditions

The main South American communities include the Venezuelan, Argentinean and Chilean communities. The South American wedding traditions are similar though each community has its own interpretation of the cultures. In Toronto, couples celebrate such ceremonies with both the immediate and extended family members, as it is important in the establishment of strong family relationships or ties. They have cultural guidelines that assist in the organizing of the engagement ceremonies and they have their traditional ministers who unite both the groom and bride in holy matrimony.

Before getting married, the priest normally confirms whether the bride and groom have informed their parents. The South American natives value their relations with the priests and this explains why they normally inform them subsequent to informing the parents. They believe that when a priest blesses the couple, they will experience good luck.

Venezuelan Customs

The Venezuelans in Toronto value family life and this is why they have to include every family member in the preparations. The groom has to seek permission from the father-in-law before making a proposal to a woman the groom intends to marry. The couples normally introduce each other to their parents when they are courting as an indication that they intend to marry each other. South American wedding traditions require both families to organize a civil ceremony where they inform all the other family members of their wedding plans.

The civil ceremony normally takes place a fortnight prior to the main ceremony. Subsequent to the civil ceremony and the main service, the invited guests attend a reception at a selected venue. These ceremonies are vital to the Venezuelan community nonetheless, the spiritual service includes more festivity. As the main ceremony is in progression, the families exchange thirteen gold coins as a sign of good fortune and prosperity. They refer to these gold coins as ‘arras’. Many Venezuelan couples living in Toronto prefer to follow their wedding tradition. The newlyweds normally sneak from the reception venue as a way of bringing good luck to their marriage.

Argentinean Ethnicity

The exclusion of both the best men and bridesmaids is a common thing in the Argentinean community. The only people allowed to escort the couple are the groom’s mother and the bride’s father. The South American wedding traditions require the couples to exchange the rings during the engagement ceremony and their customs forbid them from doing so when making vows. Many Argentinean couples reside in Toronto and this is why most of them prefer to have their weddings there.

Chilean Traditions

Chilean couples residing in Toronto can organize a traditional engagement ceremony conducted by a minister who knows the cultures. A Chilean couple is required to exchange rings immediately after the groom makes a proposal. South American wedding traditions require a couple to wear wedding bands around their hands prior to making vows. After they get married, they place each other’s ring on the ring finger of the left hand. South American wedding traditions require that the bride dress in a white gown if she is a virgin. If she is not, they should dress in either cream, light yellow, or beige gowns.

Wedding Dresses

Undoubtedly, a wedding is one of the most precious and memorable moments in life. To make this occasion more remarkable, certain customs have been practiced, like the special wedding dress, the wedding cake, etc. The bride’s dress is given special importance and care is taken to make her look like an angel in her beautiful wedding gown. The phrase, “dressed up,” is perfectly suited for a wedding, where both the bride and the groom are in their best attire.

The wedding dress is the dress worn by the bride during the wedding ceremony. “Dress maketh a man.” Befittingly, the wedding dress or the bridal gown is usually gorgeous and graceful to reflect the most precious moment in life–marriage. The color, texture, design, etc. of the wedding gown is naturally the bride’s choice. White is a popular color for American wedding dresses, as white is associated with qualities like purity, peace and chastity. Nevertheless, the gown may also be in shades of white like ivory or eggshell.

The background of the wedding governs the nature of the wedding attire. In other words, the society, the culture, and the customs followed by the parties involved in the wedding are key factors in the making of the wedding dress.

In the earlier days, any color other than black or red was acceptable for the wedding gown. A face veil was also worn. The custom of wearing a white dress at a wedding was imitated from the royal weddings, wherein the queen wore a beautiful white wedding gown with a long train behind. This idea was gained from peacocks, which were honored as royal birds.

For the Chinese, the red dress is the most preferred one for weddings. The Chinese consider red to be a lucky color. The Indians also consider red as a color of good omen, so brides in India wear a red sari, which is bright and colorful too. But this color is avoided in Western countries.

A Brief History of the Wedding Dress in USA

Brides have been distinguished through the history of manhood for wearing special clothing that becomes the focus point of the celebration. The wedding dress has existed for centuries, becoming particularly important in Europe during the middle Ages and the Victorian Era.

Today, even the informal wedding dress retains the symbolism associated with the cultural and traditional heritage of the diverse countries around the world. In the USA, the wedding dress took the name of the wedding gown and its history can be traced back at least for 200 years.

The British settlement in Jamestown was the scenery of the first wedding traditions brought from their homelands as early as the beginning of the American colonization; however, there is no register explaining or depicting the bride’s clothing.

A bridal gown has been always attached with different symbolism, including the white color, white for purity, and something old and blue for good luck of the newly married. The Wedding dress is like an image, it may worth a thousand words… when exists.

Contrary to European women, brides in America began to save their wedding dress around the last 100 years, and a couple of years ago the DAR museum in Washington, DC, featured the exhibition of the early wedding gown.

The informal wedding dress evolved to a more elaborate wedding gown during the 19th century, adding later the tradition of wearing a mother’s wedding dress in the ceremony as a sentimental and acceptable option, but Victorian traditions are more popular today that they were in those times.

In the United States, a bridal gown influenced by European styles was usually only seen in ceremonies held by wealthy people. There is evidence of multicolor wedding dresses available in those early days of the American wedding dress history.

However, white became the preferred color for both the informal wedding dress and formal wedding gown after the famous royal wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840. The wedding dress with train and veil became the new trend of the 1870’s.

The 20th century brought a new type of bridal gown, with a slight trail of fabric behind, and confectioned with embroideries, laces such as Venice, Honitan, and the popular Chantilly with reminiscences of different previous weddings styles.

The Wedding dress became officially known as the wedding gown during the 1930s, denoting the luxurious floor length clothing worn by brides in the middle of the Depression Era in America, and the informal wedding dress became popular after the pop revolution of the 1960’s.

Wedding Dresses Shouldn’t Go to Pot

After the angst of going through several wedding dresses and finally making a selection, the bride has her dream wedding dress to last her memories for a lifetime. It’s a sad fact though that the bridal gown is placed back in its box never to resurface to make a show in another wedding unless the next bride is willing to don a wedding dress that has morphed into a disaster.

Preserve Your Wedding Dress

From the rack of fashionable wedding dresses, how many do you think survives through the years after use? One would be lucky to escape crumpling and soiling if the bride knew where to send her dress for preservation. Yes, dear brides, there is apparel preservation available for those who want to keep their wedding gowns and wedding flowers to look as good new on the wedding day.

But if you are not the sentimental sort, preserving your dress, is not in your books. You can alter it later for more practical uses but pray tell how many brides would dare mutilate their dream wedding dress? Another thing, if your wedding gown was lovingly stitched with pearls and feathers and imported from the best couture house in Paris, you cannot just let your dress go to rot.

Before you go through the stack of dresses in the bridal shop, ask where you can have your wedding dress preserved. If the bridal shop does not offer this service, they can recommend a reliable apparel preservation establishment because bridal shops have set up extensive networking in the bridal business.

How Apparel Preservation Works

During weddings, wedding dresses are subjected to hugs, stains, and suffer other ‘indignities’ but that’s part of the game. Instead of rushing your thousand dollar dress to the cleaners, rush your dress to the shop that offers cleaning off wine or perspiration stains, and removal of fine confetti. Other services include fabric analysis and testing, assessment of fabric weave, dyes, and measurement, and checking out the ornaments used before the wedding dresses go through the works.

If you accidentally sloshed champagne on your beautiful gown, there’s no need to go hysterical over it – the problem can be solved easily by fine apparel preservationists. Whatever the stain, the apparel preservationist ‘detectives’ will be able to pin it down and clean it up the right way. So enjoy your wedding and don’t waste every precious minute watching over your gown and dodging hugs and toasts.

The careful study of the dresses gives the apparel preservationists the idea how to clean and preserve your dress in its original shape, perhaps for the next bride in the family or plainly for your own satisfaction of viewing and showing off your wedding dress to your children, family and friends.

You can also sign up your dress for exhibitions of wedding dresses in the future – you never know. If this happens then it would be a grand experience for you and your family. Now you know how the pricey gowns of royalty and celebrities are kept in their best shape for years and these are later auctioned off after ten or even twenty-five years. With this length of time added to the lifespan of your wedding dress, the money you spent for your dream wedding dress is worth all the trouble.

Think Wedding Dress Preservation

Preparing for the wedding takes up the bride’s time and choosing the best wedding gown is the ultimate wedding preparation. Now hear, brides should also think about preserving their wedding dresses. Plan where to have your dress treated for preservation and learn how to store your wedding dress correctly – ask the preservationist experts who did the treatment on your wedding gown. To repeat, your wedding dress shouldn’t go to pot.

Wedding Planning – Selecting Your Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress is the all time highlight of all your wedding fantasies and dreams. Since their youth, folks will most often dream of an exquisite princess-bride in a snowy white, ethereal Wedding Dress of outstanding beauty. It comes as no surprise that selecting the right dress for your Big Day will prove to be one of the most testing and thrilling parts of the overall planning of your wedding. Marriage is, in the ideal world a “once in a lifetime event”. You are not given a lot of leeway to practice or make slip-ups. So to make the bride’s entrance down the aisle of the church perfect and unforgettable, one should take great pains to ensure that every little thing is finished accurately, inclunding every little detail on the Wedding Dress.

As a result of watching the fantasy weddings on TV, or reading about them in books and magazines, or hearing about them from other people, many brides-to-be build an image in their minds of the type of dress they want to be wearing on their Wedding Day. Many people take a look and study stance as they go through the process of formulating, planning and dreaming up their ideal Wedding Gown. If is your time now and you are ready to start searching the shelves in order to purchase the perfect Wedding Dress, that you would hope will make your Wedding Day dreams come true, then you are in the right place. Here I have listed a few suggestions that will assist you and allow you to search and choose with less stress.

1. The Dress Comes First

Though it could go both ways, the style and theme of your Wedding Dress should follow the theme you desire for your Wedding Day, or vice versa. Some couples select the Wedding Day theme earlier than the selection of the Wedding Dress, as a result of this; they make the Wedding Gown match the theme they’ve chosen. However for some people, the choice of the Dress comes first, and the theme of the Wedding Day follows the Wedding Dresses theme. So if there is a Wedding Dress that catches the bride’s imagination and is heavily beaded and formal, then the theme for the Wedding Day is usually formal. If the bride picks a less formal Wedding Gown, then it can be said that the Wedding Day may be less formal.

2. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself with too many choices

Sure, it is tempting to try on every Wedding Dress that comes your way. But what would you do if you find yourself buried below a pile of twenty or so Wedding Dresses you feel you actually like and then you can’t make a decision? This situation will almost certainly prove to be a bad headache, without mentioning the additional resultant stress. Try to avoid this by making your decisions in stages. You could as an idea try out the ‘X-Factor’ approach to choosing your Wedding Dress, by voting off the least preferred dress and then re-evaluate the remaining Dresses.

Another process you may wish to try is try five Wedding Dresses and then selecting two of the best. These ‘winners’ would then be set against five new dresses. Continue the contest until you find the perfect dress. It can be tempting to say, “Oh no! That other Wedding Dress might have been better.” Attempt to make sure you make your final choice from no more than five dresses. If you find yourself with too many to choose from you could be overwhelmed and end up selecting an inferior dress, or selecting the perfect dress but eternally asking yourself whether or not you made the best choice or not.

Choose Wisely

Choose a sensible companion when you go shopping; take one or two of your closest friends or family along with you who have good general knowledge of Wedding Style and attire. Their recommendation will be very useful when selecting your Wedding Dress. You should also ensure that you verify the robustness and quality of the Wedding Dress, it’s fabric and accessories. The last thing you want is for your Wedding Dress to fall apart on you during your Wedding Ceremony.

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How to Buy Appropriate Wedding Dresses For Your Wedding Ceremony

Wedding day is one of the most exciting days in one’s life. It is such a big event that all your relatives and friends witness the unit of a new couple. Brides will feel nervous before the wedding ceremony. They have lots of things to do such as choosing the wedding theme, selecting the wedding dresses, planning the wedding ceremony and ordering the wedding bouquets. However, among all of them, choosing wedding gowns may be the happiest thing for brides-to-be.

There are many skills in choosing wedding dresses. As brides-to-be, do you know something about it? If you feel a little puzzled about it, you should definitely read the following passages below.

The first and he most important thing you should consider is to have clear thoughts about your body shape. Body shape is the most precious standard in picking wedding dresses. Different people have different body shapes, and there are must be a right one suit for you if you are selecting it carefully. Pear-shaped women should pay special attention to the common wedding dresses. The dresses maybe look beautiful on the magazine, but it will not look good on your body. You should choose the style that will hide your figure flaws and show off your body advantages, such as A line wedding dresses and column wedding dresses. For those women of hourglass shape, they are lucky enough because they can choose any style they like. This is a kind of perfect shape that you can show your feminine easily in any kind of wedding dresses especially the mermaid dresses and that dresses can show off your sexy and beauty. No matter what kind of shape you have, as long as you pay special attention on it, you can find a dress that can make a charming statement of your body.

Second, you should consider about your budget. Although wedding is a big day, you should not spend too much over your budget. Wedding gowns is a large expense so if you take care when selecting wedding dresses, you will get unexpected surprise in your budget. Before you start your wedding spending plan, you should make a list of the wedding things that you will buy or prepare. By making a list of your budget, you can keep this in mind when you are going to buy these things and can make you keep a wise mind when you are sawing marvelous things about wedding. For example, when you are starting to pick out your bridal gowns, have a glance on your list will stop you crazy about the luxury but expensive dresses that maybe not suitable for you. Hence, just make a list of your wedding dresses which will help you save money and stop your to lose your head.

Third, make sure the color that present on your wedding ceremony will coordinate with your wedding theme. Of course, you should decide a wedding scheme first. After you have make you wedding theme, you can choose the wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and flower girl dresses. you definitely not want to see all of these dresses’ color in mess on your wedding. Therefore, the most important task for you is to balance all of the colors on your wedding ceremony. The traditional color of wedding dresses is white, which represents pure and innocent, and it also stands for the new beginning of the new couple. But there are still large numbers of choices of colors for wedding dresses for you. Many young guys would make their wedding ceremony different from the traditional church wedding, so they would like choose some colors of wedding gowns that will show off their characristics and distinction from others. Make them looks balance in your wedding no matter what kind of color you choose.

The last but not the least things for you to choose your wedding gown is to remember the most beautiful things may not fit for you. Choosing a right one that suit for your body and can make you looks fabulous is the one that you are seeking for. What’s more, there is an important store that I have not mention is the store online which provides numerous styles and colors of bridal gowns and other kind of dresses you need. You should definitely take a look at on it to find the wedding gowns that can both fit for you and in afford price.

Shopping For Designer Wedding Dresses

Designer wedding dresses aren’t for every bride. They can be very expensive and price alone excludes these from being a possibility for many brides. However, for brides that are willing to spend the extra expense, designer dresses can make a beautiful and intriguing fashion statement that regular wedding dresses cannot compete with.

Designer wedding dresses are generally several thousand dollars. Depending on the designer and the style of dress that is desired, the prices can be much higher. When selecting a designer dress it is important to make sure that there is enough funding in the wedding budget to cover the dress and the other expenses of the wedding. Carefully review and revise the wedding budget as necessary.

Designer wedding dresses also generally require a longer lead time than other wedding dresses. There is usually a minimum of 4 months between time of dress selection and the completed dress. For some designers this wait time can be much longer. Carefully consider the length of the engagement if having a designer dress is important. Designer wedding dresses should also be ordered early in wedding planning stages to ensure that the dress will be ready well before the ceremony.

Many brides that desire a designer wedding dress have a designer in mind before they even begin dress shopping. Other brides may be open to a variety of designers. Know your requirements before making an appointment to try on dresses. This will help you to select a store that will have the selection that you desire. Make your preferences clear immediately upon starting the appointment. It may take many dresses for you to find the perfect one and there is no sense in trying dresses that do not meet your requirements.

Before the appointment, determine dress styles that will be complementary to your body type. Also consider any other requirements that you may for your dress. There are many wedding dresses available and is important to keep looking until the right one is found.

Take friends and family members with you to the appointment. If a designer dress is being selected and friends and family will not approve of the price, consider asking the salesperson at the dress shop to avoid talking price while they are present. It can be frustrating when family and friends try to discourage the perfect dress.

Shopping for a designer wedding dress can be a fun and rewarding experience. Without a doubt, the designer wedding dress that you select will be stunning accent to your special day.