With so many different wedding dress styles available it is easy to feel overwhelmed and even confused about what you want. I personally love, love, love a lace wedding dress, but even this doesn't narrow down the search! So, where should you start? My advice, the first time you go wedding dress shopping, try on at least one of each style; a-line, ball gown, empire, mermaid/trumpet, sheath and even tea length. You'll be amazed how a wedding dress looks completely different on you versus on the rack and you may end up loving one you never image yourself in.
By trying on all the different wedding dress styles you'll have a better feel for which one complements your body and which one fits your wedding theme. Once you figure this out, focus only on this wedding dress style as you continue wedding dress shopping. This will drastically cut down on the amount of dresses you try on and ultimately save you from feeling overwhelmed with options!
Next, narrow down dress options by focusing on the fabric, the details and the color...Fabric
Think about the time of year you're getting married. It may not seem like a big deal as you are standing in a nice air conditioned wedding dress shop, but if you're getting hitched in August and your wedding is outdoors, you probably should not go for that heavy satin dress...trust me!The Details
Do you want it to sparkle or are you looking for something a little more simple? What about ruffs, bows and lace appliques? You can drastically narrow down your options by figuring out what details your wedding dress must have. This will save you time and keep your wedding dress shopping experience a positive one! Don't forget you can always add things like a belt, bow, brooch or bolero. Adding these details is a great way to give your dress a personal touch!Color
Save this until last because each designer has a different interpretation and shade of white, blush, ivory and champagne. Now that you have your dream wedding dress picked out go ahead and pick the color!
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