As a bride, one of the most important tasks you’ll have is choosing a wedding dress. This is the dress that will be remembered by guests, displayed in pictures, and possibly passed down to generations to come.
With such a weighty decision looming for the bride-to-be, it can make the entire wedding dress buying process overwhelming. The good news is, there are many things that can be considered before going to search for your dream dress that will make the entire ordeal more fun than frightening.
Understand The History Of The Wedding Dress
The wedding dresses we see today are usually white, but that wasn’t always the case. Prior to the 1840 nuptials of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, wedding dresses were often very colorful and ordained with jewels.
Queen Victoria broke that colorful tradition when she chose to display the intricate work of the lace artists from the tiny village of Beer, located in the United Kingdom. She felt that white was the best color to showcase their detailed artistry.
White also stands for purity, which was appropriate for many brides in the past as well as some brides of today who remain celibate until their wedding day. Still, some brides choose to break away from white and pick subdued colors like pink and ivory or bold colors like red, purple, or even black.
Pay Attention To The Fit
The right fit is almost as important as the details on the wedding dress. A dress that is too large or too tight, or that doesn’t work with the bride’s body shape, can make for a very uncomfortable day.
Wedding stylists recommend trying on several dresses before deciding on which one to buy. Bring a few family members or close friends along for the fitting and pay close attention to their input on the various dresses. You might even want to have them take pictures or videos of you in each dress so you can take them home to look over later before making a final decision.
Go With Your Gut
You’ve probably heard other brides say it, but when you find the right dress, you’ll just know. A calm feeling will come over you that will reassure you that this is the one. Much like knowing that your fiance is the right one to marry, when you find the dress of your dreams, you’ll get the same butterflies and excitement bubbling up in your stomach.
Try to keep the wedding dress shopping experience a fun one. When you finally find the perfect dress, you’ll look back on pictures of the best day of your life and know that you made the right choice.