What’s the Right Style of Wedding Dress for You?

What’s the Right Style of Wedding Dress for You?

Alyssa and Joe embraced the belief that rain on your wedding day is considered lucky. In fact, they dressed accordingly. Cute rain boots went perfectly with her tea-length wedding gown! Photo by: Tony Elena Smith Photo

Now that you are engaged, you may be excited about wedding planning and specifically eager to head dress shopping. After all, few things make a girl feel more like a bride, than trying on her dream dress for the very first time? But, if you want to keep your shopping exciting, rather than frustrating, it can be incredibly helpful to head into dress shopping with some idea of what you’re hoping to find. Here are some simple tips for making dress shopping a success!

Take a Look at Your Closet

One of the simplest ways to find a wedding dress that you will feel great in, is by first taking a look at your own closet. After all, you want to find a gown that suits both your shape and your style. Looking at the dresses you already own and love can be a huge help.

Is everything you own A-line? Why go with a mermaid-style dress on your wedding day? You may not feel comfortable moving in such a tightly-fitted dress. And you want to be comfortable dancing your reception away.

On the other hand, if you love a body conscious dress, then a princess-style ballgown may not be a great fit for you.

Choose Based On Your Venue

Still not sure what style of dress is right for you? Let your wedding venue give you clues. If you’re wedding outside in the summer, a flowy gown in a lightweight fabric could be ideal, both comfort-wise and stylistically. Planning an autumn celebration? Lace sleeves offer romantic appeal and a bit of warmth!

Have a Talk with Your Bridal Party

Another key to making the bridal shop visit a success is to make sure your entire party is on the same page. Your mom, grandma, besties and bridesmaids all need to be on the same page, with one unified mission, to help you find the dress of your dreams.

Having a pep talk with them before you head to the store can help make sure they all have the same goal in mind, and that they offer up only constructive feedback while you are there.

In the Process of Planning Your Wedding?

Texas Old Town offers four separate venue spaces, perfect for brides looking to wed near Austin, at a rustic-inspired venue. To learn more about our Austin area wedding venue, Texas Old Town, call us today, at 512.396.1800!