Choosing your wedding dress is without a doubt one of the most exciting elements of planning a wedding. Many women dream of the day that they try on a wedding dress for the first time, and in our industry, we’re incredibly fortunate to get to experience this wonderful occasion regularly.
There are so many different things to think about when choosing a wedding dress, some of which can feel a little overwhelming at first. Today, we’re going to be talking about some of the most common points to consider when choosing your wedding dress, to ensure that the experience is as exciting and enjoyable as you’ve always dreamed it to be.
1) Consider Your Chosen Hairstyle
If you’ve already got a hairstyle in mind, or have been to your first hair trial, you may find it easier to pick a style of dress that complements the look you are going for. For example, if you’ve chosen an elegant up-do, you could opt for a dress with an open or embellished back or a beautifully detailed corset that would otherwise be hidden behind long hair. If you have lovely long hair, then a flowing veil or a tiara would look fabulous.
Some brides even choose to book their hair trial and dress appointment on the same day, so you can really visualise the overall look. If you have a photograph of your chosen hairstyle or any accessories to hand, then show us! This will allow us to make suggestions too.
2) Bring Your Shoes
Already purchased your wedding shoes? Feel free to bring them with you to your appointment. The height, colour, and style of shoe go hand in hand with choosing a dress.
If you’ve fallen head over heels for your wedding shoes, then you may be inclined to choose a shorter dress to show them off. Likewise, if you’ve chosen a shoe for height purposes, you need to make sure that they are tall enough with your chosen dress and that you can walk comfortably without tripping.
It’s quite common to forget to wear in wedding shoes too, which can lead to painful blisters and aching heels on the day. Wear your shoes to your appointment and whilst pottering around the house to break them in – maybe with a pair of socks at first. Nobody wants to be barefoot before you’ve even completed the first dance!
3) Consider Your Chosen Colour Scheme
Having a colour scheme in mind can be helpful, especially if you’re opting for coloured tableware, a specific theme, a colourful bouquet or for a coloured wedding dress. Our stylists can help you find a dress in a complementary shade and suggest accessories to match.
4) The Bridal Party
It’s important to consider the colour and style that the bridal party are planning on wearing. Nobody wants to turn up to their special day in a dress that clashes with the colour of the bridesmaid dresses. It may be an idea to choose your dress first and then organise the groomsmen and bridesmaids.
5) Comfort is Key
It’s easy to get carried away in the excitement of choosing the dress of your dreams, but it’s key that you take your time to choose something that you’re comfortable wearing and feel your best in. We’re strong believers that if you feel good, you’ll look good, and who doesn’t want to feel beautiful on their special day?