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How do you choose your wedding dress?

August 27, 2020 5 min read

How do you choose your wedding dress?

That's it, you said "yes"! Eyes full of glitter, you already imagine yourself in your princess dress, walking down the aisle among your guests. It's a dream that will soon become a reality. In the meantime, preparing for a wedding cannot be improvised and you have your work cut out for you. Among the points not to be neglected, the choice of your wedding dress is particularly crucial. All the guests will have their eyes on you and the making of your dress, so don't leave any details to chance. Here are a few tips to guide you in this cornelian choice, follow the guide to know how to choose your wedding dress.

A wedding dress in your budget

You are certainly tempted to organize a tour of the bridal shops, to make sure you don't miss the dress of your dreams, which can be hidden in the back of any dressmaker's workshop.

Give up this idea: you're going to exhaust yourself running around all over the place. On the contrary, target from the start, take stock of your desires, but also your budget. Once you have determined your budget, don't allow yourself to take a look at dresses that are off-budget, you might regret not being able to offer you a "coup de coeur". Set a framework and stick to it, otherwise you risk unnecessary disappointment. Also, even if you're on a tight budget, shops will be even more ingenious at offering you fashionable dresses at the right price. If you want to let yourself be tempted by a bohemian wedding dress, there is no doubt that you will find what you are looking for, as the trend is so strong. Moreover we propose a collection dedicated to bohemian wedding dresses here.

Bohemian Wedding dresses 

Make a selection of boutiques and designers that offer the styles you like within your budget and take an afternoon to make an initial selection. Look for a few dresses, take pictures of them if possible, and note the references. Let a few days go by and take another look at the chosen models: there may be details that have escaped you, doubts that persist or, on the contrary, attractions that will be confirmed. It is always good to put a distance between the first impression and the second, a second sorting will naturally take place and the selection will be narrowed down, bringing you a little closer to the realization of your dream.

Surround yourself with the right people to help you choose your wedding dress

Bohemian wedding dress store

You can see yourself and your gang of girlfriends already there, having taken over the wedding dress shop, strafing every exit of the fitting room. You're under arrest. This is not a good idea. Each one of you is going to go in with your own little piece of advice, full of good will. One half is going to love that bohemian country dress you just put on, while the other half is going to prefer the lace that was on the previous one. You'll never get away with it, you'll make the choice very difficult. It's impossible to get unanimous agreement. On the day of the tests, surround yourself with your witnesses and possibly with a friend who knows the fashion and whose opinion will be precious. Don't plan more, you risk getting lost in an accumulation of suggestions. Moreover, it will not necessarily be viewed favourably if you arrive with your whole troupe. You'll expose yourself to the exasperation of the counsellors, who will be less able to give you their useful recommendations. Don't ruin the moment, you won't relive it twice.
Also know how to listen to the saleswomen: they are much more used to it than you are and are trained to offer you the dresses that will fit you best. Even if you love this dress with sculptural sleeves and refined beading, be reasonable and listen to them: if they say it doesn't make you look good, you can waddle around in front of the mirror to find a suitable position, but the idea of this dress should be abandoned. You will be the star of the day, there is no question of appearing in a dress, which is certainly beautiful, but which enlarges your waist or flattens your chest. Trust them, it's their job.

A dress made for you 

Bohemian wedding dress

Somewhere in a shop, there is bound to be a hanger wearing the dress of your dreams that will turn the spotlight on you on the day. Several criteria must be met to achieve this ideal. First of all, you won't be able to wear just any dress: nature has endowed you with a morphology that accepts certain cuts or not. Besides, we have written an article dedicated to the different morphologies and wedding dresses adapted here. Whether you are very thin or with curves, big or small, no anatomy can afford to wear everything. Depending on the width of your shoulders and your size, certain cuts are to be banned and others are, on the contrary, recommended. Which part of your body do you like the most? This is the one that you will need to highlight, without falling into the trashy category: a bride is expected to remain chic and refined.

Likewise, don't go on a diet: it's easier to get back a dress that's slightly too big than to enlarge a model because you haven't managed to lose the few pounds you hoped for. Take the dress in the right size on the day of the fitting. A seamstress can always make up for it if it turns out to be slightly large later on.

You've already set your sights on a few models, the fitting is convincing, but something is bothering you. Even if you can't put words to the detail or impression that bothers you, don't insist. As well as the dress may fit you, remember that you will be wearing it for hours. It is important that you feel comfortable in it, otherwise you will spend your day trying to hide the thing that is bothering you. Don't think about anything else but enjoying the moment, that's the point.

Also beware of accessories: a dress that is already well covered with beads or lace will allow little extra fantasy. Moreover, the current trend is rather towards minimalism and fears overload. The eyes of the guests, and especially those of your future spouse, should be called by a single ornament or main element.

The perfect match 

You've decided to get married with a country or bohemian chic theme. No doubt you'll find a lot of inspiration in terms of decoration or venue on specialized social networks. You already imagine the atmosphere of the wine of honor, your imagination has foreseen the details that would adorn the guests' table during the meal. It's perfect, but remember to include your dress in the decor: it must be in perfect harmony with the landscape you plan to create. If you show up in a glitter and rhinestone dress in a country scene, there will be a gap that will be hard to make up for.

Chances are you've chosen not to reveal your choice to your future husband before the big day. This tradition is very nice, but you will have to be clever to get your outfits tuned up for the wedding. It will be really good form to agree beforehand on what you like or don't like, on what you absolutely want or, on the contrary, not at all. In this way, you will have each of the points of reference in the final decision to be made. You can also decide to choose your dress and its suit in the same shop and take advantage of the recommendations of a consultant who will see both outfits. This way, you are sure to reach the perfect match.


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