Your list of the top 7 things to consider when shopping for your perfect wedding dress.
Looking for your perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming with the ever growing sea of options out there. It can be really hard to narrow down your options, and to choose the right dress for you. And while every bride is different, these 7 things will help you begin to consider what you are looking for in a wedding dress. Remember, finding your perfect dress should be fun. And it should be about YOU. So dig in and begin the amazing process of finding your perfect, dream wedding dress!
01. Your Style and Personality
The first thing to consider when shopping for a wedding dress, is to make sure you are considering your personal style. You want a dress that represents who you are, and what you love most. You aren't going to make everyone happy when it comes to the dress you choose for your big day. So remember to worry about yourself first. Your likes, your dislikes, your style and your personality. Let the beautiful and unique person that you are shine with your bridal look!
02. The Cut
There are so many different cuts and silhouettes available in modern bridal fashion. So the best way to figure out what cuts you like, is to figure out what cuts flatter your body type the best, and what silhouettes make you feel the most comfortable, beautiful and confident. Sometimes you are really drawn to a silhouette that just doesn't seem to fit your shape right. And on the flip side, a silhouette that you are unsure of, may make you look like an absolute rockstar. Have fun and approach your search with an open mind!
03. The Fabric
Just like the silhouette of the dress, there are so many fabric options to consider. Lace, tulle, silk, crepe, oh my! But fabric does not have to be overwhelming. Just think about what fabrics you are drawn to, and which ones fit your big day fashion goals the best. Remember to consider your personal style here and even consider the venue or theme of your wedding day as well.
04. The Color
This isn't your grandma's wedding day anymore, so there are a lot more colors to choose from than the standard wedding day white. Champagne, nude, blush, black. If you can imagine it, it exists. So when it comes to color, ask yourself a few basic questions. Do you want a traditional look or a bold, untraditional style? And another thing to consider is your skin tone. What colors look best with your unique skin tone? White might wash you out, so you may want to consider a champagne or nude color tone. Botton line: find a color that makes you feel the most beautiful and confident.
05. Where: Your Venue, Destination or Theme
Where you are having your wedding can greatly effect the style of your gown. For instance, if you are having a beach wedding, you may not want a long sleeve, high neck, voluminous ball gown. You may want something light, flowing and care-free. Consider what wedding dress will vibe well with your venue, your chosen destination, or your wedding day theme. But at the end of the day, don't let where you are having your wedding day deter you from getting the dress of your dreams. Because no one said you can't wear a big princess ball gown at your laid back beach wedding day. You do you!
06. Consider the Weather
Weather is definitely something to consider when you are looking for your dream wedding dress. If you are having a hot summer day wedding, you want to make sure you have a dress that is breathable enough to keep you comfortable all day. And if you are having a wedding in colder months, you may want a dress with more coverage. Considering the weather will also allow you to decide if you need any accessories. Maybe a chic bridal jacket or white leather gloves? Considering weather will allow you to narrow down your ever growing list of dream dresses!
07. Have a Budget in mind
Last but not least, you always want to have a budget in mind when it comes to finding your dream wedding dress. Now this should never be something that makes you feel limited. See this as a way to weed out unnecessary dresses from your consideration. When it comes to your wedding day style, even if you find the most beautiful dress, you aren't going to feel comfortable in it, if it is breaking the bank. So always have a budget that you feel comfortable and confident with. And remember, you can find ANY dress at ANY budget. Especially when you are shopping pre-loved like with Still White!By Kathryn Schrotenboer