Wedding Dress Topics

LACE DRESSES

Which one of you brides has always wanted and dreamt of having a lace dress? This blog post is going to inform you on everything you need to know about finding your perfect lace dress. All fabrics that wedding dresses use are all beautiful, but none of them come close to how romantic and historical lace is.

Back in history, when a bride would wear lace at her wedding, this demonstrated the wealth of your family and prosperity. It would tell everyone that you came from a wealthy family and that you could afford to get married in a lace wedding dress. Things have changed since then, and that is not what people think of when they attend a wedding. Now you see more lace on a dining room table or in the house, but you do not see it as a symbol of wealth.

Lace wedding dresses are still around though. They are very popular in the wedding dress world. But now, you can see lace not only as the whole dress but little bits and pieces of lace throughout the bride’s attire for her big day. For instance, in her veil, as an sash around her waist, of course the all over lace look, or even just lace being placed on the skirt or top of the dress.

SHORT WEDDING DRESSES

When you are searching for your perfect wedding dress, don’t get something that you won’t love. If you don’t want to get a long dress with a cathedral train, then don’t. Do what you want to do because when it comes down to it, this day will be all about you. If you have always pictured yourself in a short, playful wedding dress, then try and find what you have always envisioned. Trust me, there are some short wedding dresses that are to die for, you may just have to look a little bit harder. Some of the reasons why brides may choose a short wedding dress over a long and traditional dress is if the wedding is more informal, on a beach, at a court house, a summer/spring wedding, or even if the bride just wants to be different!

Short wedding dresses are also becoming very popular for brides that want to have two different dresses for their big day. They will a formal and elegant dress for their ceremony and then at some point during their reception, they will switch into a more playful and sexy short dress.

DIFFERENT KINDS OF FABRICS

With going along with the last post that I did, I felt that it was necessary to cover some of the basic types of fabrics that every bride should be familiar with. Every kind of fabric has its own way to flow and make the dress appear. Another thing for brides to consider is that a fabric will look completely different on every bride. Finding the right fabric is just like finding the right shape of your wedding dress. I hope that the description of the top five wedding dress fabrics will help you in finding the perfect dress!!!

Satin- When you look at the fabric satin, you see the shinny surface and the glowing effect that is appealing. Most of the time, the wedding dresses will be embellished my adding lace, beads, or gems to make a dress have more glam. Satin dresses are a very free and flowing kind of fabric that lead to a sexy, romantic look.

Silk -It is the most luxurious fabrics manufactured. This fabric is very breathable and versatile. It is also very flowing and free to walk in. Because of the smooth surface it has, it clings and fits a body of a bride that is a gorgeous look to a romantic wedding.

Organza- This is one of the stiffer fabrics that you will find when you go wedding dress shopping. Because of the stiffness of this fabric, you will most likely find it in the dresses that have a fuller skirt or many layers. You will also find this fabric with a light lace overlay on it also. Lace always adds an additional touch to a glowing fabric.

Brocade- This kind of fabric can make a dress look from traditional to modern and even stylish. Usually soft brocade is used for wedding dresses to make them look more formal and elegant. Some of these dresses will have a pattern in them by using threads woven into them. Also, you might see these elegant dresses in royal weddings that indicate status.

Chiffon- This last kind of fabric is one that falls along your body and hangs perfectly by your body shape. It is a light fabric where you can see through one layer, that is the reason why sometimes you will see multiple layers on a dress. These are also sometimes embellished to add more effect on your perfect wedding dress.

Wedding Dress Rental: How to Get Your Dream Dress Without Spending a Fortune

As more and more brides are becoming budget conscious, wedding dress rental companies are sprouting up everywhere. Even though a lot of brides still feel uncomfortable with the idea of renting a dress for her wedding, it is slowly becoming more acceptable. Think about it, you can probably wear the dress of your dreams without breaking the bank. Since you only wear it once, you should forget about any attachments you might have for the dress.

With wedding dress rental businesses booming, you are likely to see much more variety than you are used to. Most people have the misconception that only cheap dresses that are conventional and nothing special are available for rent. A lot of these larger rental facilities carry wedding dresses at all price points and in any style you can imagine. Don’t be surprised to find designer gowns among their collection. Where else can you go to get a designer wedding dress to wear for your wedding that never in a million years would you be able to afford?

One of the best parts of renting a wedding dress is that you will not have to worry about what to do with the dress after the ceremony is over. Most wedding dresses are huge and take up a lot of space. You have to figure out the best way to preserve and store the dress so it still holds up years from now. Sure, you won’t have anything to pass on to your daughter, but by that time your dress might be completely outdated anyway.

There should be wedding dress rental places in every major city as well as a few online ones. It’s important to be able to try on these dresses, because some places do not allow any alterations so the dress has to fit you perfectly. These rental stores are great, because most of them carry more than just wedding dresses. They also stock shoes, veils, jewelry and other wedding accessories. You can get everything to complete your wedding day look all from one place, and it will be extremely affordable. If you are having a destination wedding, it’s an even better idea to rent your dress at the destination of the wedding. There is no need to worry about transporting the dress and keeping it in pristine condition.

When you deal with a wedding dress rental business, it’s important to ask a lot of questions. For instance, you should find out whether or not they allow alterations on their dresses. Make sure you know exactly how many days before the wedding the dress will be delivered and when it needs to be returned. Verify the amount for deposit and ask about fees for damages before signing the contract. What happens if the dress is not delivered within the date promised? Iron out all the details with the company so you know exactly what to expect. The wedding dress is one of the most important things to have ready for the wedding, so make sure all your bases are covered.

Choosing the Colour of Your Wedding Dress

White wedding dresses aren’t the only choice when it comes to modern bridalwear! More and more brides are choosing coloured and patterned wedding gowns to show their individuality and colour-theme their wedding. Choosing a coloured wedding gown can add an extra dimension to your wedding look, and each different colour has different meanings and significances that you might want to take into account when making your decision.

Blue

Light blue is a calming and serene colour, reflecting the colour of the ocean and the sky, whereas deep and dark blues are sumptuous and give the appearance of quality and wealth. Electric and bright blues are dynamic and make a real statement, but beware of overusing blues as they can also create a cold atmosphere.

Yellow

Yellow brings to mind the brightness of summer, flowers and sunshine, and is uplifting and full of youthful optimism. For a more mature look, use golden yellows to create a glamorous atmosphere for your wedding. Yellow is a stimulating and creative colour and is perfect for an energetic, outdoor summer wedding. Recent wedding trends pair yellow with grey for beautiful, understated wedding gowns.

Green

Green is the colour of spring and new beginnings as well as the natural world and, more recently, anything ‘eco’ themed. Great for an outdoor wedding, green is a tranquil, peaceful and refreshing tone. Green is a popular colour for bridesmaid’s dresses, too.

Orange

Orange is a strong, autumnal colour, which can be bold or earthy, depending on the tone. A warming colour, orange is becoming more popular in its muted shades, for example peach or terracotta, both of which add a subtle interest to a wedding outfit. Bright oranges are fun and flamboyant and are sure to raise a smile on your wedding day!

Purple

Purple has a regal history, and gives a sense of luxury and elegance to a wedding dress. Use dark shades sparingly, however, to avoid overwhelming with such a strong tone. Lighter tones of purple are uplifting, and are often chosen by creative people.

Red

Red is traditionally the colour of love, and it is has a warming, romantic effect. The use of red for your wedding dress will make you the centre of attention, either as a block colour or used as an accent on a predominantly white dress. Dark reds are a perfect choice for an intimate winter wedding.

Brown

Browns and beiges are becoming more popular as wedding dress colours, especially when choosing a vintage wedding dress. Brown is an earthy, traditional and organic colour, giving a feeling of wholesomeness and stability. Vintage wedding gowns are often made in subtle, delicate tones of brown, beige and peach, and you can accessories wonderfully with this colour by using lace, pearls and wooden beads.

Black

Don’t be afraid of a black wedding dress! Black is a sophisticated and classic colour for a dress, especially if you are having a clean-cut, contemporary wedding, or a black tie affair. Black is a strong, authoritative colour, and of course pairs excellently with white for a twist on the traditional.

You can experiment with colour when choosing your wedding gown in many ways:

Some wedding dresses are all one colour, with detailing in lace, beadwork or different textures and structure.
You might want to stick to a white or pale wedding gown and use touches and accents of colour in the form of a sash or buttons, shoes or a bolero.
Think about accessorising with colour, from shoes to headwear, jewellery or an umbrella!
Match your wedding dress’s colour to your groom’s outfit, or your bridesmaids, bouquet or even your venue’s decor.
Why not go for a pattern or print rather than a plain colour?
Ombre shading is a very popular trend right now, as seen in Gwen Stefani’s pink wedding dress, which grew darker from top to bottom.
Find two colours which complement each other and work your wedding theme around them, perhaps one for your wedding dress and one for your groom!

Short Wedding Dresses: A Great Alternative for Outdoor Spring or Summer Weddings

Short wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular among modern day brides. There are many reasons for this, but the main ones include the fact that there are now so many couples choosing to have destination or outdoor weddings. Many of the locations that are chosen as a wedding venue are just not appropriate for a traditional long dress. If you are planning to have a spring or summer wedding in the great outdoors such as a beach, resort or garden, your top priority is to be comfortable.

There are also brides who choose to wear short wedding dresses, because they feel it is more trendy and stylish. Some feel that the long white wedding gown is a little too traditional and opt for the shorter dress to look different. This type of wedding dress is also ideal for a bride with a petite figure. Wearing a short dress will elongate her legs and give the illusion that she is taller than she actually is. Another added bonus for getting a shorter dress is that it will probably cost a lot less due to the fact that less fabric is used in making the dress. So budget conscious brides might want to consider going with a short dress on her big day.

Short wedding dresses can come in a variety of styles and colors. If you prefer to stick with the traditional white color, there are many fun and flirty styles to choose from. Try a one shoulder, a halter or a bohemian style dress. Couple that with some nice jewelry or other accessories and you will have the perfect wedding day look for an outdoor wedding. If you want to be a little more daring with the color, try something nice and vibrant to match the environment you are in. The length of a short dress can also vary greatly, they range from tea length to above the knee. Just remember that anything too short might be a little inappropriate for a wedding.

The types of fabric that are used to make short wedding dresses are typically very soft and lightweight. Such fabrics are great for short dresses, because they flow so nicely and allow you to move gracefully in them. Look for dresses in chiffon, damask, silk or charmeuse. Some of them are even transparent and can be layered to create a fuller skirt. Remember that the best kind of short wedding dress is one that you feel comfortable in and that allows you to move around freely, this is especially important for places like the beach.

Not only will your wedding dress be great for a casual informal wedding, you can probably wear it again on a regular basis. The short wedding dress can be extremely practical. It’s such a shame that most brides spend thousands of dollars on a wedding dress that they only get to wear once. Why not make the most out of your wedding dress and put some mileage on it.

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How to Pack a Wedding Dress for Travel

So you are getting married abroad? You may now be wondering about that all important wedding gown and how best to take it with you to your wedding destination. This article is based on industry knowledge and first hand tales of brides that we have dealt with over the years.

Specialist wedding gown cleaning is often carried out on dresses prior to going away to your wedding destination. Sometimes, brides will buy a secondhand dress and have it cleaned first. If this is you then it is probably easier to have a professional wedding dress cleaning company box it up for you in a wedding travel box. This type of box is most suitable for travel with your dress and also is made from PH neutral card and contains acid free tissue. The whole purpose of this box is that your gown will stay with you at all times on-board the aircraft.

If you have purchased a brand new dress from a wedding gown shop then using the same type of box is your best option also. The wedding gown shop should be more than happy to pack your dress for you.

After all alterations have been carried out and you have had your final fitting at the bridal store, ask them to pack the dress for you. In a box you supply to them or they may be able to sell you a wedding travel box directly.

There are several on-line companies that sell travel boxes but please always ask for PH Neutral card (heavy) and acid free tissue for packaging the dress. Please note that in general the cheaper boxes also do not have a thick corded carrying handle but a plastic handle that pushes into the box thus making it unsuitable to store your dress in afterwards.

If you have purchased the dress and have it at home then it is recommended using a wedding dress travel box and packing the wedding dress yourself.

Step 1. Layer the acid free tissue in the bottom of the box and then around the edges.

Step 2. Try to estimate the number of folds required to get the dress into the box with the bodice facing upwards on the last fold.

Step 3. Lay the train in the bottom of the box then place tissue over and tuck in tightly at the sides

Step 4. Fold the dress over and press down firmly now lay more tissue over this folded layer tucking in tightly at the sides.

Step 5. Finally fold the dress with the bodice facing to the top of the box again pressing down firmly and again place tissue over and tuck firmly into the sides.

Step 6. Now don’t forget the Veil and tiara if you have one… then place the lid on and securely using the drawer string.

Tips:

– Don’t try to pack the hoops and under skirt into the travel box.

– Don’t panic if your dress looks squashed – most wedding destinations will have steamers to steam the wedding dress on arrival.

– Always check with your airline the maximum size of hand luggage allowed on board the aircraft.

– Wedding dress travel boxes come in many sizes and colors.

– Unpack your wedding dress as soon as possible to avoid bad creases setting in.

– Some airlines do allow the wedding dress on board in the cabin in the gown bag hanging compartment but check with your airline!

– DO NOT put your precious dress in your suit case – It may not arrive with you and liquids can ruin and damage your dress if they leak in the hold of the aircraft.

– If you MUST put the wedding dress into a suitcase and into the hold of the aircraft then please make sure you cover the whole dress with a strong water tight plastic bag.

Most Wedding Travel Boxes come with a cord handle instead of ribbon and lace that holds the lid in place as you carry. These sturdy boxes protect the dress from any untoward accidents whilst traveling, and can be used after the day for storing the wedding dress in.

The standard size wedding dress travel box dimensions are as follows:

Wedding Travel Maxi: 35 x 55 x 20 cm (deep) – The Travel Maxi provides the maximum space allowed in the overhead lockers, to fit within the hand luggage dimensions requested by major airlines. Please check with your airline. The depth allows for a fuller skirt and veil.

Flying with Thomas Cook? Thomas Cook has restricted hand luggage of 42 x 27 x 22 cm, which is not the ideal shape for a wedding dress, but there is a Wedding Travel Slim Box that is especially for Thomas Cook flights.

Paul Robinson 25 years in the wedding dress cleaning and preservation industry says – Always use common sense when transporting your dress anywhere, if you require cleaning you could visit GownClean or if alterations are required then try Robinson & York. Both these companies are excellent.

Wedding Dress Tips – What You Should Consider

Are you about to get married? For most women, this is the day that they’ve been planning for since they were young girls. If you feel the same, then it’s understandable why you’re out seeking advice, help and support to make your dream wedding a reality.

Let’s face it. When it comes to wedding dress, most men just can’t seem to understand the importance of picking the perfect wedding dress. True, you’re only going to be wearing that gown once in your life, and your groom may still feel the inclination to tie the knot even if you showed up dressed in a potato sack, but you very well know that one of the most important days of your life merits an exceptionally special dress.

Top Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

There are so many wedding details that you need to take care of, but it’s equally important that you take the time to find the perfect wedding gown for you. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of wedding dress tips for how you can look your best on your wedding day.

Tip 1: Is constantly going to your groom for tips getting you down? Find a female friend or relative who will gladly accompany you on your trips to the bridal shop.

Unless your groom is female fashion-savvy, he’s not going to be much help when you ask him about the perfect wedding dress collar or neckline for you. Find a female companion or companions that you trust enough for second and third opinions.

Tip 2: Set a budget, and try to follow it.

Wedding dress budgets are hardly ever exact. You may need to spend more or you might end up spending less than you expected. The point is having a budget in mind can help you control the urge to splurge on your very special dress. Try your hardest to follow your dress budget, and pray that you find a great wedding dress bargain that will make your groom proud.

Tip 3: Consider the color of your gown.

You can stick with tradition and go for white, but if you want to add some color to your gown, then by all means, find the perfect color for you. Today, a number of modern brides are choosing colored wedding dresses instead of plain white ones. Stand out in the sea of white-clad brides by going for an eye-popping color.

You may want to take the season into consideration when picking out your wedding dress color, or you can simply go for what flatters your complexion best. Also be prepared for possible adverse reactions from your traditional guests. Console yourself with the thought that it’s your wedding, and you can wear blue or even black if you want to.

Tip 4: Find the right wedding dress length.

Yes, wedding gowns can be short or long depending on the type of ceremony you’re having and where you’re planning on having it. There’s a very basic rule when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding dress length, and it’s to base your dress length on how formal the ceremony is.

If you’re having a formal ceremony, then floor-length is the way to go. If it’s an ultra-formal wedding, then you may want to add a cathedral train to your dress. For informal weddings, you can choose the hemline that flatters you best.

Short, or at least shorter wedding dresses are advised for casual and outdoor weddings for practical reasons. You don’t want to get mud, twigs, leaves or sand on your floor-length designer wedding dress, right?

Tip 5: Pick the appropriate and the most flattering sleeve-length and style for your dress.

By appropriate, we’re merely reminding you that a winter wedding may not be the best time to go for a halter, plunging and backless number unless you’re planning on wearing over clothes.

If you’re feeling conscious about your arms or your shoulders, then you might want to keep those problem areas covered. There are numerous sleeve styles and sleeve lengths to choose from; simply pick the one that fits the occasion best while making you feel pretty and comfortable in your dress.

Tip 6: Know the importance of finding the right skirt style and dress shape for your body.

Much like wedding dresses, brides come in different shapes and sizes. Take into consideration your physical assets, your overall body shape and your problem areas when making your choice of skirt style and dress shape.

For example, if you’re shaped like an inverted triangle, with prominent shoulders and small hips, then a ball gown would balance your proportions creating the perfect silhouette and hourglass figure.

Tip 7: Determining the best neckline for you.

Your wedding gown’s neckline can definitely affect your gown’s overall appearance. You have numerous neckline options, but it’s all a matter of finding the most suitable and flattering neckline for your frame.

Remember, in the same way that you need to take your assets, body shape and problem areas into consideration when picking out dress shapes and skirt styles, you also need to look at these factors when choosing your wedding dress neckline.

If you’re planning on showing off your arms, your beautiful shoulders and pronounced collar bones, and you have an ample bosom to pull off the look, then the strapless gown is an excellent neckline choice. If you tend towards the flat side, then you can enhance your bust area with a bateau neckline.

Tip 8: Look for the right fabric.

A pure satin ball gown would not stand on its own without layers of tulle under it or hoops built into the dress. Your choice of fabric could directly affect your gown’s overall look. If you tend to be uncomfortable or if you tend to feel itchy when you’re wearing crisp and net-like fabrics, then go for the breezy and lightweight ones.

There are so many different fabrics to choose from. A way to familiarize yourself with these fabrics is to ask your wedding planner or the bridal boutique owner to help you distinguish between the different fabric types available.

Tip 9: Decide on whether or not you want or need a wedding train.

A wedding train means extra-fabric and detailing, which translates to paying more for your wedding dress. Unless your wedding is ultra-formal, you’re not going to need a train.

If your heart is set on having a train that trails gracefully behind you, then pick your train length based on practicality. Your wedding train can decrease your mobility, making it difficult to maneuver between chairs and tables during the reception. A detachable wedding train is most advisable if you’re planning on doing a lot of dancing and walking after the actual wedding ceremony.

Tip 10: Be Wary of wedding gown sizing and necessary alterations.

You’ll find out more about this when you actually head to the bridal boutique to be measured.

You may already know your actual size, but don’t be too surprised if they tell you that you’re a size or two bigger than you thought.

This is not to say that they have faulty sizing charts; it only means that wedding dress boutiques and high street shops have a different way of determining your dress size. Your dress size is based on your body’s largest dimension.

If you have prominent hips and a smaller bust area, then your wedding dress size will be based on your hip size.

Once you get your wedding gown, you need to check if alterations need to be made for a perfect fit. Most brides find that alterations are necessary to get the size right. Ask the boutique or shop owner for estimates on how much you’re going to have to pay for dress alterations to determine if you’re getting a great bargain or a rotten deal.

Tip 11: If you think your dress needs that extra sparkle and glam then go for some decorations and embellishments.

Wedding dress embellishments and decorations have one special purpose, and that’s to bring something extra to your gown.

Additional decorations and embellishments are a great way of making your dress even more unique and fashionable.

A basic gown would look great with additional beading and perhaps some embroidery. If you want a more feminine gown, then adding a bow, some ribbons or three-dimensional flowers can give your dress the boost needed to make it an amazing and personalized wedding dress.

Find a great seamstress or wedding dress designer to help you pick out the right detailing for your gown.

Tip 12: Decide if you need over clothes for your wedding gown.

If you’re having a winter wedding, and your heart is set on a strapless, A-Line, princess dress, then a great coat or bolero will help you keep warm during the wedding ceremony.Keep in mind that there are also some churches that require brides to wear modest attire for the ceremony. Rayon fringed shawls and floor-length feathered coats are excellent ways of keeping covered during the actual ceremony.On your way to your reception, simply slip out of these over clothes to show the full beauty of your wedding gown.Follow these helpful tips and keep these reminders in mind when dress-shopping, to make your hunt for the perfect wedding dress a more enjoyable and less stressful experience.

Top 10 Wedding Dress Shopping Mistakes

There are many common mistakes brides make when they come wedding dress shopping – often because they are underprepared or unwilling to think beyond the ideal vision that they have in their head. But wedding dress shopping needn’t be stressful, or fruitless, or time-consuming. Here are our top 10 mistakes that brides make when shopping for a wedding dress – try to avoid these and you should be fine!

1. Not knowing their budget

Unless you really do have an unlimited amount to spend, you should have an idea of what you can afford. Obviously your budget will go a lot further if you choose to shop for discount wedding dresses, from a factory outlet or discount designer store, but you still need to know what your limit is.

2. Not considering extra costs

When you budget for your outfit, you need to remember that you will be wearing more than just a dress! You need to consider your shoes, underwear, a veil if you will be wearing one, any jewellery you don’t already own (I’m guessing most of us didn’t have a tiara before we got married!), and even your hair and make up should be included.

3. Bringing too many people

You should definitely bring someone. Many people bring their mum and a sister or a close friend. Whoever you choose, they should be people you trust to give an honest opinion but also not try to influence you to choose a dress they like rather than the one you like! Any more than two people and you’re going to end up with too many different viewpoints, which can get confusing for you. Besides, you want your wedding dress to be a surprise for as many people as possible on the big day!

4. Getting all made up to come wedding dress shopping

Okay, so wedding dress shopping feels more special than normal shopping, but there really is no need to get all dressed up for us! You should make sure that you are wearing a well-fitting bra if you are likely to need extra support under your wedding dress, but apart from that, casual is fine. In fact, we would prefer you didn’t wear any make up that could get smudged off on to the dresses.

5. Shopping too early (or too late!)

Shopping too late is less of a concern for shopping at wedding dress factory outlets, for example, as these dresses don’t need to be made from scratch for you, but you should still aim to leave enough time for any alterations. As for shopping too early, you really need to at least have the wedding date booked, and preferably the venue, as both of these decisions will influence what style of dress you choose. Also, if you aren’t ready to make the purchase, you could fall in love with a dress that isn’t available when you have the money ready.

6. Not having done a bit of research before

It’s all very well having an open mind as to what style of dress you want, but you should have some idea about what you like. Knowing your venue will help (beach weddings have a very different dress code to church weddings!), but take the time to look at some pictures and see what appeals to you. Perhaps you prefer plainer dresses to the more detailed ones, or a detachable train to a built in one. If you have no idea where to start, it can be a bit bewildering to look at all the wedding dresses on the rails!

7. Only trying one style on

Conversely, being adamant you will only try on white strapless ballgowns, may mean you miss out on a dress that would suit you more, as well as restricting your choice somewhat.

8. Trying to buy a smaller size saying “I’ll lose weight before the wedding”

It’s so easy to say, but not as easy to achieve, and while we’re not saying that you won’t lose weight before your big day, it is worth remembering that most dresses can be taken in by as many as four sizes without affecting the style. Letting a dress out is much more difficult, and if it is possible, you will only be able to let it out by one size. So choose a dress that fits now, and have it taken in when you lose that weight!

9. Forgetting they have to spend a whole day in the dress

This sounds obvious, but many people will try a dress on and decide to buy it without even trying to sit down in it. The wedding dress is for more than just the ceremony, so think about how comfortable it will be to wear while sitting down, eating and even dancing in. This is particularly important with corset style bodices that can be restricting, and fishtail dresses, which if too closely fitted can stop you being able to sit down at all!

10. Buying a dress you don’t love

This is YOUR dress. It should be the dress that you keep comparing all other dresses to (I still do this 4 years after my wedding, and so far, I still love my wedding dress more than any other!). Choosing a dress because it made your mother well up, or just because it has a coloured trim that will match the bridesmaid’s dresses is really not advisable. You aren’t planning to do this more than once, so make sure to buy the wedding dress of your dreams.

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Pakistani Wedding Dress Selection – Top Five Secrets for Buying Wedding Dress

Top Five Secrets for Buying Pakistani Wedding Dress

Wedding is an enjoyable and happy time, and Pakistani wedding is celebrated with much fanfare as the exotic Pakistani wedding dress also coming in to spice up the whole event. The bride and groom are in an excited state and the families spend all their energies to enable a thorough preparation for the wedding ceremony.

A daunting task lay ahead as there are several features that need to be put in place while the planning gets done. The selection of wedding apparels become equally important, and with these top 5 secrets for selecting Pakistani wedding dress, you can possess rich and elegant looks during the wedding ceremony by opting for the best dress.

Researching to Find the Ideal Dress

Prior to selecting the dress, extensive researching will have to be carried out to find all the dress types that are in vogue. The bride can take the pick from lehengas, bridal gowns, sharara, gharara and other dresses for the big day as the groom also has his fair choice to make.

Also, when the researching is done, the trendy fashion, the latest models and the designer dresses comes to light. With the wide array of choice, the bride can pick the best dress for Pakistani wedding that suits her taste and makes her look gorgeous during the wedding ceremony.

Deciding on the Color, Style Pattern and Extra Work

It is also essential for the bride to look into the various designs, patterns and colors related to the dress for wedding, as the very many dress varieties come in various designs and patterns. The color of the wedding dress should go well with the complexion of the bride, and the design and pattern of the dress should enhance the charm of the bride. The extra work done on the dresses, as that of stone work, pearl work and embroidery also need to be considered to select the most elegant dress as that fits well for the wedding ceremony.

Your Wedding Dress

As the Pakistani wedding is an elaborate ceremony, the bride will have to select dresses as that meet the needs of the ceremonies like the mehndi nights, Walima and other ceremonies that lead to the wedding day. The ideal dress that embraces traditional value as well as unveils western influences can also be selected from the innumerable varieties of wedding dresses. The dress for the wedding day should also be selected with care, as the bride becomes the star of the function, and is looked upon with awe during the wedding ceremony.

Where to Buy?

To make the right choice with respect to the bridal outfit stores is another of the important aspect that needs to be viewed with concern. Though there are many bridal outfit stores and designer outlets, the one that possesses great variety and also offers great deals will be the best source to take your pick as when it comes to dresses for wedding.

Your budget

The main component that influences your buying decision happens to be your budget. You’ll have to consider the varieties that fall well within your stipulated budget, and there are gorgeous dress varieties that match your budgets.

When you are eager to select the ideal wedding dress, these top five secrets for buying Pakistani wedding dress comes to your aid, as you can make the best choice to look gorgeous during the wedding ceremony.

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Choosing a Summer Beach Wedding Dress

It is common to find more weddings happening in summer when compared to the other seasons. Summer beach weddings are very popular among the couple-to-be as it can make the wedding a memorable and relaxing event. Being wed on the beach is considered very romantic and the couple would want to look their best for this special day. Choosing a summer beach wedding dress is not an easy task, as you need to consider more factors than a wedding dress to be worn indoors. Shopping for a beach wedding dress is a little bit different to shopping for traditional wedding attire. Find below a few tips that will help you to choose the right wedding dress for that special occasion on the beach.

Opt for the right fabric

A lot of importance has to be given to choosing the right fabric for your summer beach wedding dress. As it will be warmer in summer, it will be a better option to opt for lightweight fabrics so that you will stay cool and comfortable on that special day. Dress made using light fabrics such as cotton eyelet, chiffon, Georgette, crepe, cotton organdy, voile and organza should be a better option for a wedding dress for the beach.

Combine fabrics

You can combine more than one light fabric to create your wedding dress. You may have to opt for a designer dress as wedding attire that are made using more than one fabric is not easy to find. I you have the budget, you can find a reputed designer in town who should be able to design a wedding gown or dress using light fabric, that will suit your body type.

Do not forget the wind and sand

Beaches are usually windy and there is every possibility for a full skirt dress to be blown around in the wind. Beaches have plenty of sand and it is better to avoid dresses that have intricate lacework in them. It will be a good option to opt for casual but elegant wedding attire for your special beach wedding.

Avoid dresses with flowing trail

Do not buy long dresses that have a flowing trail, as it will be ruined while walking on the sand. Dragging the long trail on the sand can ruin the dress and your look.

Think out of the box

Do not restrict yourself to a wedding gown for your beach wedding. Tea length dresses will be a better option when compared to a full flowing skirt as it will look better in the beach environment and you need not worry about the hem, which can come in your way often. Other options that will look good for a beach wedding are column style dresses and princess style gowns.

Add colors

Colors like lavender, red, pink, mint green and pale blue can go well on a beach wedding dress. You can also opt for a light but peppy Hawaiian or tropical print for your dress, which will complement the beach wedding theme.

Accessorize

Use accessories to add sparkle to your wedding dress. Be careful while picking the accessories and make sure that you try them out with the dress to ensure that they complement the dress you have picked.

Every Bride Dreams of Having the Perfect Wedding, But for This They Need the Perfect Wedding Dress

Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding, but for this they need the perfect wedding dress, with the bridesmaid’s dresses complimenting the brides dress. The problem is; how do you choose the most beautiful dress when there are so many gorgeous wedding dresses to choose from.

It is often the hardest part of the wedding for the Bride to organise, agonising over the look, style, price, colour, shape and fit. The most important thing to remember when looking for a wedding dress is to focus on the features of the dress that are most important to you as the bride. This will allow you to narrow down your search to find to the dress that suits you best, and of course in these financially difficult times one that suits your budget.

Every bride planning a wedding will be on a budget and they will often look at the price of the wedding dresses as the before all else. A good designer will tailor their dresses to target different budgets and markets and brides will search for dresses from within a certain price range and select the best dresses to look at more closely. This way they are more likely to find a dress that they can comfortably afford.

Another way of controlling the cost of a wedding dress is by choosing a wedding dress from a previous season’s collection. Brides go through various websites and magazines and select from among the dresses featured there. When doing this it is a good idea to make a note of the designer of the wedding dresses how much the dresses sell for. This will help identify styles and designers that will most suit your idea of the perfect wedding dress and help find the best price for your preferred designer or style of dress.

But what do you do when you just can’t seem to find ‘the one’ for you? If you are tall and slim, you could wear just about anything, and still look wonderful. Sadly it is not so easy when you are either short, hourglass shaped, or even pear shaped, or over a size 16 (uk).

Some Brides choose to have bespoke wedding dresses, but a custom made wedding gown may come at a premium price. Some brides are in the fortunate position of knowing someone who can make the dress for them and others seek to have the dress made in the Far East. Having the dress made in China or some other country has its pit falls and you should consider ensuring the dress arrives, a good two or three month, before your wedding. Although, in the past there have been negative stories of purchase from e-bay, my personal recommendation is e-bay is the safest way to buy such an item from the Far East. This is because if there is a dispute or poor workmanship when paying with PayPal on eBay the buyer has financial protection.

Some brides are also quite conscious of the name of the designer and dresses with ‘designer labels’ are viewed by many as a status symbol, hence attracting a lot interest from those who value couture clothing.

I believe that every bride can and should look her best on her wedding day, form choosing the best wedding venue to the best dress, the wedding should be as perfect as it can be. Many, many brides nowadays are having their wedding gowns made, simply because they cannot buy a dress off-the-rack to fit or even suit them. Having your wedding dress made to measure is certainly the best way to go, if you are not a standard size or shape.