Picking the right wedding dress. It’s a daunting task that many brides have to face; and there’s a whole host of things to think about when looking stunning on your perfect day.
Here’s some things to consider when you brides are choosing that all important look:
Picking a dress for your body shape is important; seeing as you will be photographed by multiple people throughout the day. What are your favourite areas of your body? Perhaps you would like to flatter them or show them off when picking the right dress for you. Maybe you choose a backless dress to show off a tanned back, or a strapless dress to highlight a cleavage – why not make a note of the areas you’d like to be on show?
Some brides look back in horror at their wedding pictures and think ‘I can’t believe I wore that dress! But it was fashionable at the time’. Whether it’s an 80’s meringue puffball dress or a 60’s lace hippy dress, some dresses don’t stand the test of time. Do you want your look to be timeless, or would you like to follow fashion? It’s totally up to you!
Price is an inevitable factor when choosing a wedding dress. Ensure you have a recommended budget that you stick to, or add on a ‘retainer’ of 10% in case you find that all important ‘dream dress’ and it’s just out of your price range. Know which shops stock for your budget – and try not to be tempted by dresses out of your reach.
Where will you be walking on your wedding day? Will you be wearing heels, or flats? Do you have to walk up several flights of stairs? Movement is important because it determines the type of dress you will go for. You might love a tight fishtail dress, but find it restricts you if you want to let loose on the dance floor later.
The top of your dress is what will be photographed most – so pay attention to the details. Will your dress have diamante that reflects the light, or lace detail around the shoulders? Detail on a dress can make for beautiful and artistic photographs.
Accessories and Hair
The accessories and wedding dress have to be chosen together; it’s important that they complement one another. Will you be wearing a veil? If you’re going to wear jewellery, try them on with the dress.
Will your hair cover the dress or will it be away from your face? It’s a good idea when trying on dresses to have your hair how you will have it on the day, as well as wearing any possible accessories.
Lastly, once you think you’ve found ‘the dress’ – stop right there! Trying on too many dresses can leave you feeling confused, so if you’ve found one that makes you look and feel fantastic, then you’re onto a winner!
Craig Atkins, wedding photographer in Nottingham can ensure you look beautiful in your dress on your special day. Check here for his latest wedding photography packages.