As soon as you have said yes, your mind turns to thinking about how you want your wedding day to be, where you want to get married, when, and what dress you’ll choose. Perhaps you have been dreaming of this day for a long time, so you probably already have a few ideas in mind – the style, the location, beach, the country, a winery, an old church, somewhere modern, right in the heart of the city. Once you have narrowed down the style of wedding and a rough idea of the venue, it’s time to start planning and thinking about everything else.
Planning a wedding isn’t easy, and it’s not simple, but reach out – you will get a lot of support from friends and family, the one decision that is really yours, and yours alone, is your choice of wedding dress. Choosing the dress can be difficult, you are faced with a lot of choices – dress colours, materials, long or short…on top of all of that, you will need to consider your choice of bridal accessories. Getting a second opinion from family and friends is helpful.
The location of your wedding and the time of the year are other deciding factors when choosing a wedding dress. In summer, you should opt for a lighter fabric – you don’t want to be passing out from the heat, and in winter, you may opt to choose a heavier fabric and even a jacket to keep you warm.
Other bridal accessories include a wedding stole or wrap. They are a great idea to keep your shoulders warm, should the night turn a little chilly and it’s also a practical accessory that will still have you looking glamorous. Of course, if you are marrying in summer you won’t need them, but for tween-season weather or during winter you will find them perfect to keep you warm. For the summer bride, you should also consider a bridal umbrella or parasol.
If you are getting married on the beach, then chose a dress that is shorter, while a traditional church wedding allows you to wear anything you like, from an elegant form fitting dress to a ball gown dress like the stunningly beautiful Pronovias Areta ball gown, strapless, with lace and organza and sweetheart neckline. If you are marrying in a garden or registry office, you may prefer a more modest dress – perhaps even opting for a bridesmaid style dress. It’s your big day – you choose the dress you love.
Your style of wedding dress and bridal accessories will help you set your theme for the wedding. Remember you will be wearing that dress for hours, you will have to get in and out of cars, perhaps walk up and down steps, sit and dance in your dress. The colour of your dress is another element that will contribute to the theme and style of your wedding. Once you have decided on the colour of your wedding dress, think of a complimentary colour for your bridesmaids and flower girls, make sure they too are comfortable with your choice.
Your shoes are another wedding accessory, you’ll be on your feet for a good part of the day, so it’s important to be comfortable. Finally, bridal accessories complete the look, with a veil, gloves, tiara, lingerie and jewellery – Crystal drop earrings, a Swarovski bridal headpiece or a long crystal floral hair piece.
There is a lot to think about when choosing your wedding dress and wedding accessories. Remember to set a budget and try and stick to it. Have fun and keep your surprises away from your husband-to-be until the day.
Our top ten tips in a nutshell:
- Think about the season and pick your colour accordingly.
- Think about your wedding accessories – have a bridal stole, cloak or wrap, bridal parasol or umbrellas on standby just in case the weather changes.
- Consider the location of your venue – a shorter dress for a beach wedding and traditional gown and train for a church wedding.
- Choose the right fabric for the right time of the year.
- See how different colours and fabrics look against your skin.
- Get support from friends as to what style of dress suits you best.
- Make sure your bridal party are all comfortable with your choice of dresses for them
- Organise a budget and try and stick to it.
- Keep the surprise from your husband to be until the day.
- HAVE FUN!
This content is provided by Bridal Secrets. Bridal Secrets is a well known wedding dress provide in Sydney. They also provides Bridesmaid dresses as well as other bridal accessories.