Find Your Dream Bridal Gown
With so many bridal
gown styles and designs to choose from it is no wonder that
the modern bride has to spend weeks if not months searching
for the perfect dress. The bride can narrow down her choices
by determining three things: what time of year is the wedding
being held, what is the theme of the wedding and what is the
most they are willing to spend on a dress. A bride armed with
this information can easily pick out ten dresses to choose
Women are taught from the early age that the best type of
bridal gown is one like Cinderella wore. Since body types
vary, not everyone wants to or can look like Cinderella in
a bridal gown with pouf sleeves, a cinched waist and a hoop
skirt. Modern designs and styles run from column style dresses
to the traditional full skirts. A bride can easily look like
a princess no matter what her budget or taste is.
If you are one of the lucky ones with no budget concerns
you will be able to buy any dress you desire. The downside
to this situation is that it is increasingly difficult to
find that perfect bridal gown with so many to choose from.
The answer to this is to pick out a favorite designers and
hire them to design a one of a kind gown to your specifications.
Brides who choose this avenue will need to allow a designer
three months or more to complete a gown.
Brides on a budget can also have a dress with a designer
label, only one that is found on the rack. There are many
absolutely beautiful gowns to choose from at wedding salons
and many upscale retail stores. If you are an especially thrifty
bride you may decide to go to a seasonal clearance at a retail
store. Be prepared to arrive early for these sales, as they
are first come, first served.
One of the best ways to find your perfect dress is to make
an appointment at a bridal salon. Be sure to take a trusted
friend with you on this trip, as you will need an opinion
other than the salesperson when choosing your bridal gown.
At your appointment your measurements will be taken and the
salesperson will help you select from gowns on display and
from ones available in their design catalogs. Occasionally
a bride may come into a salon with pictures of dresses that
they are interested in. If the dress is on the rack fits her
size she can try it on and maybe even make a decision right
then and there.
There are three basic considerations concerning the dress:
bride's choices are usually based on the theme she has chosen,
the time of year the wedding occurs and finally her budget.
Traditional wedding themes will call for a traditional dress.
This does not mean that the dress has to be a ball gown. The
traditional bridal gown is white with simple decoration and
a train. Other themed weddings may use accessories such as
sashes, tiaras or unusual dress bride designs. An example
of an unusual design is a white denim dress with the fringe
for a western style wedding. The second concern is the time
of year the wedding occurs in. Bridal dresses for a spring
or summer weddings may be calf length. The material for warmer
weather weddings includes chiffon, gauze and silk. A winter
wedding usually calls for a formal length bridal gown that
grazes the tops of the shoe. Materials used for winter dresses
include dupioni, silk, taffeta, satin and white velvet. Finally,
brides with budget concerns may also decide to make their
own dresses from patterns readily available at local fabric
stores or to hire a seamstress to make their dream bridal
All brides are beautiful on their special day no matter which
dress they choose to wear. Whether the bride chooses a traditional
billowing gown or a sleek column dress she will surely look
like a princess on her wedding day.
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