It’s the day to shrug off inhibitions, leave everyday worries behind, and step into the role of princess, goddess and screen siren, all rolled into one. In short, it’s your day. It’s a day of romance, love, indulgence and yes, excitement. And there’s nothing quite so exciting, as starting the search for your ultimate wedding dress. Whether you’re looking for traditional, contemporary or vintage, your dress is out there waiting for you. Now you just have to start looking.
The first consideration when deciding on a dress is of course, your style. Are you formal, fun, or perhaps into elegant with simple lines? Even colour is an option for many women these days. The choice really is unlimited. It makes sense however to stick to cuts and styles you already know suit you and are flattering to your shape. Then, and here’s the fun part, start browsing through magazines and visiting bridal shops (or designers) to try on a range of dresses. Take a friend or take your mum, sister or a soon to be sister-in-law. Weddings can be stressful times so it’s worth making this very exciting part of it as light-hearted and enjoyable as possible.
The one thing to remember is to allow plenty of time. Whether you’re having a dress created from scratch, or buying one that’s ready made you may still need time for it to be altered, and you don’t want to leave this until the very last moment.
We know you’ll look gorgeous whatever you decide on. So go on, get to it. Start the search for a dream wedding dress that will have you looking and feeling like a princess on your big day.
Written by Susan Wardle