Are you wondering what kind of dress you should wear, when you walk down the aisle to the man of your dreams? Not all girls grow up with an idea of exactly what wedding dress they’ll wear, when it finally comes time for them to say their “I do’s.” Others outgrow the Barbie-styled gowns they once dreamed about donning, and find themselves overwhelmed with the beautiful and modern choices available once they begin wedding planning. If you find yourself in this category, before you head to the bridal shop, it’s wise to ask yourself a few questions that can help you narrow down your options and steer your shopping in the right direction.
What Kind of Dress Is Right for You?
When deciding what style of dress is right for you, these are a few helpful questions to ask.
- The time of year you will be marrying, and where you will do so, should certainly weigh into your dress choices. Formal ceremonies, such as those inside a church, are ideal for floor-length gowns of many styles. If you’ve opted for an outdoor ceremony, or even a courthouse one, however, don’t be afraid to go with a short or less traditional dress.
- Keep in mind that the dress isn’t the only important part of your bridal style. For winter weddings, sleeves are not necessary, but they could be welcome. If your dress is sleeveless, consider incorporating a shawl, scarf or other accessory into your bridal look. Outdoor weddings, such as those at our rustic wedding venue outside Austin, Texas, go great with cowboy boots and even blue jean jackets.
Another important factor, when dress shopping, is what shapes flatter you, and which kinds of dresses you feel most comfortable in. You may love a mermaid gown in a magazine, but feel incredibly awkward when you try to walk in such a tight-fitting silhouette. Keeping in mind what looks best on you and what you feel best in, before you start trying on dresses, can help save you a lot of heartache and time.