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How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress

Updated on June 28, 2017

Style and Comfort on your Wedding Day

For most brides to be it is so difficult to find the perfect dress but we all have an image in our minds about what we would love to wear on that special day. It is important to feel confident, comfortable and still look good at the same time so choosing a wedding dress is a careful decision and you can have the dress of your dreams if you make it comfortable to wear.

Take your time when making the decision so give yourself a couple of months before you decide and also remember that if you are wanting to loose or gain weight for your wedding day, you have got to take the dress into consideration because the last thing that you need is to worry about it not fitting you days before the wedding. To avoid this being an issue, you need to ensure that you are at the correct weight at least a month before the wedding.

The style of the dress is something that you have embedded in your mind and your idea needs to be carefully given to a designer so that there is no confusion so that your last fitting is everything that you expected and not a complete disaster.

The style that you choose should allow you to feel confident and comfortable as well so that you are happy and feel good on the special day.

Pricing and budget is also important and if you have a certain budget than you also need to consider that every extra piece that you add on is going to cost you more money and it is only for one day but those memories will last a lifetime and if it is going to cost you for the rest of your life is it worth it?

There are many options for wedding dresses and the best but most expensive option is usually a designer, who will give you exactly what you want but you will be paying for it. The other option is to find one online but you will need someone to alter it if it doesn't fit and this could be a difficult task if the dress was made elsewhere as the fabrics might not match.

Take a look around before you just decide because you need time to make it exactly what you dreamed of and don't rush into anything until you have carefully planned it out and thought about it.

Style Ideas for a Comfortable Wedding Dress

If you are planning to wear the dress that is in fairy tales and it wide, don't forget that you will need to be able to sit down as well as dance. Dancing is easy in this dress but good luck with sitting through the speeches not only will you feel as though you cannot breath but you will also be so uncomfortable trying to stay seated without the dress pushing you off of your chair. The solution to this is to ensure that the wide part of the dress can be removed when you are seated and easily put back on when you would like to get up and walk around or dance. This will be a big job for your maid of honour but you can thank her later.

Off the shoulder dresses are great if you can fit into a bra that is strapless because you don't want to see straps in the wedding photo's and the stick on things don't really work unless you are smaller on the chest area. If you are blessed with a bigger chest than strapless is going to make you feel uncomfortable because you will be worrying about it the entire time. The solution for this is to have a little sleeve to cover the straps because you wont feel comfortable any other way.

Short dresses are great if you have long table cloths and don't intend to sit for any photo's and you will also need to take into account the ceremony procedures; do you have to kneel or sit on a stage facing the crowd and will you feel confident enough to do so in a mini?

The only alternative to this is to have an extra piece added to the dress that can be removed for the festivities. You could make it lace or organza and even chiffon so that your prized legs can still be seen.

A corset is a bad idea for a wedding but many women love to wear one and often feinting goes with wearing one so ensure that it fits you well enough not to make you loose your breath.

Cinderella Wedding Dress

The Fairy tale wedding dress looks beautiful but not so great to sit in
The Fairy tale wedding dress looks beautiful but not so great to sit in

Picking the Perfect Wedding Dress

There are a few things to remember when picking your wedding dress and style is one of them. You need to look good in order to feel confident and finding a dress that suits you should be something to take into consideration. We all have a dream dress and it might not look as good as you thought it would which can lead you to feel uncomfortable on your wedding day as well as making you feel bad. This doesn't mean that you cant have the style of your dreams but finding a good dress designer that will help create the perfect dress is a must as you can have your dress and wear it too!

If your style is something that doesn't look that great on you can adjust and alter it to suit your body and it will make you feel fantastic on that special day because not only will you look good but you will feel great too and you will have some good photo's to keep for years to come.

Clever thinking can go a long way and a design is something that must be thought out so that it works for you. If you have found a design that you like and you have tried on a dress that is similar in style, a designer can make it your own to allow for the parts that you would like to accentuate and the parts that you would like to hide.

Looking for a designer is easy because there are so many on the internet but you have to find one that is willing to change the dress to your standards and someone that has a lot of patience too.

Beads, Diamonds and Sparkle

Some of us love the sparkle on a wedding dress but this can get expensive and it is also something that takes really long to make which means that you have to have time for it to be made. Jewels are not easy to put onto a dress and you have to allow for the time and have the patience to wait. Diamante is a great idea as well as any type of beading but the fabric is important so that the jewels don't tear the fabric or hook onto every guest. Think about what you would like to add onto the dress and your designer might suggest the fabric but don't expect to have chiffon if you want heavy beadwork too.

You also need to ensure that when you have a dress with beadwork that you avoid tight hugs from guests as this will hook on their outfit or on yours and this could tear the fabric which will leave you feeling a little upset. Beadwork should be sewn on by a professional and this will allow for the beads and sparkle to stay fixed long enough for you to enjoy the day.

Less is more sometimes too and if you have loads of beadwork and bedazzle on the dress than avoid having to much jewellery on display too as you do not want to look like a Christmas tree.

Beadwork also needs layers of material underneath so that it doesn't scratch your body and leave you feeling uncomfortable all day long so when you do discuss this with a designer ask them what they will be adding on the inside of the dress to protect your body from itches and scratches.

Picking the Perfect Wedding Dress

Diamante can look amazing on a wedding dress
Diamante can look amazing on a wedding dress | Source

Pick a Dress that You Like

Don't listen to what other people tell you, this is your special day and it is up to you to find the dress of your dreams. Take into consideration what others are saying but at the end of the day it is your dream dress and your idea may not be what others have in mind. Pick a dress that suits you, that you will love and enjoy wearing and most importantly pick something that will make you feel like twirling around in happiness as you put it on. The dress must feel right to you and this is important because as long as you feel good that is all that matters.

All the styling efforts can be made to get your perfect dress to fit and suit you so as long as you have something in mind, be sure to get someone to give you exactly what it is that you are asking for and just enjoy being in the dress and make room to feel great!

Friends and Wedding Dresses

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Beautiful Wedding Dresses

The right designer can create a beautiful wedding dress
The right designer can create a beautiful wedding dress

DIY Wedding Dresses

STOP RIGHT THERE! Unless you are a dress designer do not attempt to make your own wedding dress because you do not have the time to make your own and the attempts will consume all your precious time. Get someone who knows what they are doing to make it for you and you can avoid the heartache and disappointment of botching up a few times because it will not just take one attempt but a few if you have never done it before.

Give yourself time to do other things so that you look forward to your wedding and it does not become a nightmare situation because of the dress. Brides to be often take the chance and end up feeling terrible as well as having to find a dress at the last minute because the DIY attempt did not work out and it is not cheaper to do it yourself either.

Wedding Dress Ideas

Wedding Day and Your Dress

There are many ideas for a perfect wedding dress but it is up to you to choose what is best for you so that you can enjoy your wedding day feeling confident, beautiful and comfortable whilst looking amazing too!

Once you have selected the dress of your dreams just relax and enjoy the time you have to prepare for your big day because it goes by so quickly and the build up is part of the fun.

Take a Look at the Youtube video on Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

There are a number of video's for you to take a look at and if you do have the time then this is a good way to get some ideas on what to look for and what others are going through too.

Everyone will have an opinion on what you should wear and how you should wear it but you need to have your own vision and style as well as being comfortable because this is going to be your day and you need to feel the absolute best that you ever have.

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress A Video


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    • Tashaonthetown profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Pelati 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you I must say that is one of my favourites too.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years ago

      I love the photos of weddings dresses you posted, especially the Cinderella. You have given brides much to think about and consider for the special day.


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