How to find the perfect wedding dress

17 Jan 2017

Make your journey to finding 'the dress' a stress-free experience with this expert advice

Your wedding dress is arguably the most important aspect of your big day. The centrepiece of the whole occasion, you may find that it is the your and your dress that is talked about the most. It’s so important to find the perfect wedding dress that looks great and feels right. Many brides claim that that you just know when it’s the right one - much like your life partner - but before that happens, you might find yourself trying on quite a lot of designs which you thought you liked but that just don't make the cut.

Finding your wedding dress should be a fun and exciting experience; after all, you only plan on doing it once in your life. Shopping for the perfect wedding dress shouldn’t be stressful, but you might need a little helping hand along the way. Here are just a few top tips to finding the perfect wedding dress from luxury clothing boutique Forever Unique.

1. Start early

While this may seem like common sense, you might be surprised. Planning a wedding involves so many different aspects that it’s easy to get caught up in everything else bar the dress hunt. When you know you’re getting married, or you have a date for the big day, your first thought should be your wedding dress.

Start searching for wedding dresses earlier rather than later, simply because it gives you ample time to find the right one. The last thing you want to do is rush at the last minute. Finalising your wedding dress can be a huge weight off your shoulders and even make you more excited for the biggest day of your life.

2. Find your silhouette

There is an endless choice when it comes to wedding dresses. You should focus on your own personal style and what you already know will suit you; this can make sure you feel comfortable and confident when it comes to your wedding day.

Don’t concentrate too much on the trend of the moment, or what dress seems to be popular at the time. Take some time to understand the different silhouettes for wedding dresses and decide which one suits you best. From trumpet to sheath to ball gown, they all create a unique look that can make all the difference - and don't forget to assess your body shape for the perfect fit.

An extra tip; don’t forget the top half of your dress. Many brides will look for the perfect trail, but the bodice of your dress is equally as important.

3. Be open to ideas

Many brides will already have a set idea of their dream wedding dress, but doing this might leave you disappointed. It can be incredibly difficult to find the dress that you’ve conjured up in your head, and it might even mean you restrict yourself to other designs.

Have an open mind when you’re searching for your perfect wedding dress and you might surprise yourself. Sometimes an alternative wedding dress, or something a little different, turns out to be the best choice you ever made, so keep your options open.

4. Keep the season in mind

The time of year that your wedding is planned for can have an impact on the dress you choose. When it comes to fabric and embellishments, particular designs will specifically suit summer or winter weddings.

Right down to the accessories you choose, everything should work seamlessly to ensure you have the perfect day For example, if you’re having a winter wedding you might need something a little more covered, whereas a summer wedding could lend itself to strapless, floaty styles.

The best tip to follow to find your wedding dress? Remember it’s your wedding, and realistically you can do whatever your heart desires.

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