Weddings and bridal gowns have changed quite a bit over the centuries but one thing remains constant: the bride has always wanted to look glowingly spectacular on her big day. The bridal gown is one of the most important aspects of any wedding, and if you have spent any time shopping around bridal boutiques ahead of your wedding day, then you know what it can be like. Many women spend thousands of dollars on their bridal dresses, and it is easy to understand why because often they have been dreaming of their wedding day their entire lives.
The veil, shoes and extravagant accessories add a touch of bridal magic to the ensemble, but it is the gown that will truly draws eyes, it is the gown that people will remember. Because your wedding is a true once in a lifetime experience, selecting your wedding dress is something that should not be taken lightly. Additionally, a gown may require a number of fittings and refitting, making it all the more important to begin the search early. A wedding gown should be selected four to six months before the actual wedding date.
After finding the gown perfectly suited to you, the next step is to order it in the correct size. This may be a bit tricky, but finding the correct fit is essential. If you happen to be between sizes during the first fitting, it is probably best to go with the larger of the two. This is because the gown can always be taken in, but it can sometimes be difficult to take a wedding dress out. And the last thing you want on your mind just before your wedding day is your weight! Choosing the slightly larger size means one less thing that you have to worry about before your special day. When you order, make a note of the exact date of delivery. This is an essential part of planning for the event and a commitment that absolutely must be put in writing. You will want to have your gown on hand at least six weeks before the big day; this way there is time for any last minute fittings. It is also ideal to have plenty of time to make sure your accessories pair well with the dress.
If you happen to be planning a beach wedding, finding the perfect dress may actually become an even more difficult task. Unlike most wedding locations, the beach calls for simpler attire, that train may look good in the store, but try to imagine dragging it around wet sand all day. It is pretty common for brides to discover the gown they thought was their perfect match was not well paired with the shore. For these reasons, consider purchasing something besides the traditional wedding gown. A dress that stops at the ankles will insure comfort, ease of movement and that the dress is not ruined by the sand.
Style should not only match budget and taste, but location as well especially if the wedding is taking place in an untraditional place. A bride should always consider what is flattering on her figure; a dress may look absolutely ravishing on the rack, but have a different effect on the bride in question.