Martha Stewart Weddings has a wonderful tutorial on finding the perfect dress for your big day. She has wonderful words of wisdom (of course! we’d expect nothing less…) and great ideas for the bride-to-be.
Real Simple Wedding Dresses is a very simple, yet thorough walk through of what dress will work best for your body shape. Pear shaped? Busty? Plus sized? You will find this link very helpful in narrowing down what will work best for you.
A few things to keep in mind when shopping for your wedding gown:
Are you having a formal wedding? Formal ceremonies call for floor length gowns with long trains. While informal ceremonies are the perfect place to wear a shorter gown without a train.
- For a winter wedding you need to take into consideration the weather. If it’s cold where you are getting married be prepared with a shawl or pretty cover up if you want pictures outside. Winter weddings are great for the heavier fabrics like satin. If you are having a summer wedding then a lighter weight fabric would be best. It’s important that you are comfortable on your special day!
- While most traditional ceremonies call for a white gown, in many cases, wedding dresses don’t have to be pure white anymore. Many women choose dress colors that best complement their skin tones, ranging from diamond white to ivory to champagne to actual colors. Pick the color you feel most beautiful in.