how to choose the perfect wedding dress

A Simple Guide For Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress

Finding the perfect wedding dress is nearly as difficult as finding the perfect man. Are we right, ladies?

While some brides walk into a bridal salon filled with anticipation, others immediately freeze upon taking one look at the thousands of dresses on the racks. Though we can’t choose the perfect wedding dress for you, we can help you keep your focus while trying on dresses and deciding in which one you should walk down the aisle.

So without further ado, let’s get down to business, brides. Here are four things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect wedding dress.


A Wedding Dress That Fits Your Body

One reason that bridal salons carry so many different wedding dresses is because brides come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall. Others are petite. Some have a pear physique. Others have an apple build.

The key to finding the perfect wedding dress for you is knowing your physical attributes.

Your dress should conform to you – not the other way around. No matter what your concerns might be, you can find a dress that will make you feel as beautiful as you are on your wedding day.

Regardless of whether you are curvy, slender, or somewhere in between, go with the dress that plays up your features.


A Wedding Dress That Fits The Season

a wedding dress for the seasonPhoto Credit: Wall Tik

Are you getting married on a beach in Maui? Then you might not want that ankle-length taffeta number with crinoline lining. Did you set your wedding for December in New Hampshire? Then you might want to stay away from that silk sheath.

 When shopping for a wedding dress, you must keep in mind the season in which you’re getting married. Your choice of dress becomes even more crucial if you intend to hold your ceremony or reception outdoors.

As much as you want to look beautiful on your wedding day, you also want to be comfortable. A heavy dress on a hot August afternoon or a thin gown on a chilly January evening can quickly disrupt your happiness if you’re sweating or shivering through the festivities.


A Wedding Dress That Fits Your Style

a wedding dress that fits your style Photo Credit: Wedding Bells and Peanut Shells 

Many brides bring their bridal party when shopping for their wedding dresses. Without a doubt, your friends and family members can prove instrumental in helping you weed out the wedding dress winner from the rest of the pack. Just beware of the power of persuasion.

 It’s only natural that your loved ones might gravitate toward dresses that reflect their personal tastes rather than your own.

So when shopping with friends or family, make it perfectly clear what you do and don’t like. If your loved ones try to force upon you a dress that doesn’t suit your style, veto it without feeling an ounce of guilt.


A Wedding Dress That Fits Your Budget

Many brides must adhere to a certain price tag when choosing their wedding dresses. If you do as well, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have the dress of your dreams. You just might need to do a little more online research or in-store exploration to find a dress that matches your vision and budget.

Being upfront with salon associates can facilitate your search, as they can bring you only the dresses that are at or below your maximum cost. And who knows? You might be presently surprised to find that having restrictions on your wedding dress expenses can make your excursions more fun, as having too many options can cause confusion and frustration.

With a budget in place, you can immediately eliminate the dresses that outshoot your bottom-line.


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Anna Keizer

Anna Keizer

writes for, an online platform specializing in stationery cards. When she is not writing for Oubly, Anna enjoys writing screenplays and creative non-fiction. You can also read up on her daily adventures through her blog The Chicago DispLAcement

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