You’ve probably been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a little girl. You want everything to be perfect, including your dress. Choosing a wedding dress is a big event in any woman’s life. But, it can also be a daunting experience if you have no idea what type of dress you want or what will suit your physique. While the sky is the limit with regards to the design, fabric and colour, there are some mistakes you should try and avoid when it comes to choosing your wedding gown. Here are our top five:
Not everyone looks good in white. And white wedding dresses are generic. If you want to stand out on your special day, choose a colour that suits your skin tone. We’re not saying you should wear black or red (unless you want to). Neutral colours like blush, champagne, ivory or even rose gold has the power to transform your wedding dress from average to extravagant.
You don’t want to look back a few years from now and wonder what on earth you were thinking when you chose your dress. Select a dress that fits your body type and suits your skin tone and personal style, and forget about what’s popular right now. A classic dress will look beautiful years from now.
Your family will most likely attend your wedding. Now is not the time to entice your partner — leave that for afterwards. Deep cleavage and see-through dresses are not classy, which is what you should be aiming for. We’re not saying you should cover up completely but walking around half-naked on your wedding day isn’t appropriate.
While it’s good to have a clear idea of what works and what doesn’t, you don’t want to risk wedding dress overload. Too many choices can add stress and confusion to an already challenging situation. Try on at least three gowns but no more than seven different designs.
This is your special day, your time to shine! We get it. Often there are strict budgets to adhere to, but your dress should be a priority. How you looked will be remembered in photos for many years to come, so don’t compromise on the quality of your wedding gown. There are many other ways to cut costs than to settle for a cheap-looking dress. Slimming down your guest list, skipping the open bar or changing your wedding day from a Saturday to a Friday or Sunday will give you more room for spending on what’s important.
At the end of the day, the dress you choose is still your choice. The purpose of your wedding dress supplier is to ensure you look and feel beautiful and comfortable on your special day.