You may have always had an image of your ideal wedding dress in your mind since you were young, thinking about how it would be the most beautiful dress you’ll ever wear in your entire life. Today’s brides could spend anywhere from a few hundred pounds upwards to
over £6,300 on a dress
for the special day—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime dress, after all. But now that your special day is drawing close, you’re not so sure anymore. You only get one shot at picking the right wedding dress, so there’s very little room for doubts and second-guessing.
QUIT TRYING ON MORE DRESSES
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and rush of wedding planning and shopping. For most brides, trying on dresses is an important part of the wedding experience. And it is. However, you have to know when to end the search for the ideal wedding gown.
Know that the perfect dress is only perfect because you’ve decided on it. That being said, it would be a good idea for you to have a list of things you want in a dress. By doing so, you’ll be able to narrow your search and try on dresses that align with your vision. Moreover, be disciplined and remind yourself that dress hunting needs to stop once you’ve processed your order for a dress.
CONSIDER THE TEXTURE
The dress has the right look, silhouette, and design, but somehow, you just think that something feels a bit off? It may be the texture that’s got you bothered. Fabrics could change the entire look of a dress, altering its texture and flow.
Consider other fabrics and textures that can be flattering for your body type and stature.
This article highlights how fabrics like lace don’t hide your features, letting you flaunt your physique and making you look taller in the process. It’s also elegant and subtle, which is perfect for the occasion. Fabrics to avoid, however, are those with textures that are loose and bulky. These tend to hide and overpower your natural structure.
COMPLEMENT THE VENUE
What type of wedding venue do you have? Is it indoors or outdoors? Will it be chilly or warm? These factors could help you decide on the right dress. Besides being stylish, your dress should also be practical and appropriate for the place, weather, and time.
See if your dress is cohesive with the rest of your wedding elements. Whether there’s a theme or colour motif, the perfect dress would shine without looking out of place.
AVOID WEDDING CONTENT ONLINE
Perhaps now is the best time to do a mass unfollow on social media. After committing to a dress purchase, you want to steer clear of bridal designers, wedding Pinterest boards, and essentially any wedding-related content you can do without. Seeing other dresses just fuels further doubt.
Once you go online, you’re bombarded with hundreds of thousands of weddings from around the world— all featuring each bride’s dress in its full glory.
This write-up talks about how online and social media content can be both good and bad for brides-to-be. On one hand, the internet can inspire great ideas, but on the other hand, it may put lots of pressure and set unrealistic standards. So save yourself the trouble, press unfollow.
There’s no hard and fast rule about choosing the right dress. As long as you feel comfortable and radiant in it, then you can be confident that you’ve found “the one.”
A blog for engageweddings.co.uk | Written by Vivienne Erwin