The wedding dress is usually the centrepiece of the wedding celebration. The wedding dress is not just another dress, it has become the symbol of love and hope for the future. Wedding dresses are literally the icing on the cake on every bride's big wedding day, it should be unique to your style and tell the world exactly who you are - after all, it is your special day. Your wedding dress is the key way that you share yourself with your wedding guests, and of course, your groom.
Choosing a wedding dress requires your valuable time as well as your careful attention. The first thing you want to do before looking for the perfect wedding dress is to have an idea of the way you want your dress to look. Browse magazines and the internet for ideas that suit your theme and your personal style. Know what design and style you like, and you should take images of the design you like with you when shopping for your wedding dress. Just remember that the perfect gown is the one that makes you look and feel your best.
Take a friend, or someone you trust, with you to get their opinion as you try on dresses. You need to choose a wedding dress design that will be appropriate and compliment your wedding's level of formality, decor, and venue.
If you are having a formal wedding, the bride generally wears a long white or cream coloured wedding dress with a veil and gloves. In an informal wedding, brides have more flexibility. They can wear wedding dresses of any colour and they can be short or long. Have a style in mind but don't get stuck on one particular dress.
Wedding dresses are available from a wide variety of sources. There are specific bridal shops, both chain stores and independent retailers. These shops specialise in wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. These places can be a good start to search for that perfect wedding dress you dreamed of.
If you have a lot of time before the wedding, then look for sales at wedding shops. Many wedding dresses go on sale after the month of June, when the current year's range is finished and new stock is due for the following year's designs. Wedding veils are cheaper than the wedding dress, so go ahead and spend more on a great veil when you can save money on the wedding dress.
Choosing a wedding dress is one of the bride's biggest decisions, next to choosing her groom. Many brides start searching for the perfect wedding dress as early as a year before the wedding day. The perfect dress makes for the perfect day.
Information kindly supplied by Denise Duncan, who has been involved in the wedding planning business for a number of years, and is an author and editor for My Wedding Information