We know there can be points during wedding dress shopping, when it might start to feel like finding the perfect man was an easier quest than finding your dream wedding gown. Fortunately, there are a few simple questions that can help narrow down your options, and ensure you find the ideal dress for you. One of the first and most crucial steps, though, might just be to forget what you’ve seen in magazines or in movies, and instead focus on finding the dress that is going to make you feel your absolute best!
When and Where Will You Wed?
Once you have decided when and where you will wed, it becomes a lot easier to go about choosing a dress that will look at home at your chosen venue, and appropriate for the season.
While we think you can totally make a long-sleeved dress work for an indoor summer wedding, it might not be a great fit outdoor in the heat of July. And an eight-foot train might look lovely in a ballgown, but will it be worth the fuss during a windy spring ceremony?
By simply taking your wedding venue and date into consideration, you can help to narrow the options, when choosing what dress you will wear.
What Shapes Do You Feel Your Best In?
Another easy way to begin narrowing your options, is by thinking about the silhouettes you love to wear in your day-to-day life. Even if you’ve never tried on wedding gowns, before, you probably have a pretty clear idea of what shapes you look and feel your best in, as well as which physical features are your favorite to flaunt.
If you love A-line skirts, for instance, you could probably save time by skipping over the tightly-fitted mermaid gowns. Love your shoulders? Forego the cap-sleeved numbers you loved in magazines, in favor of a strapless number that will really play up your favorite features!