How to Choose Your Dream Wedding Dress!
Many people might not understand all the fuss surrounding a bride’s wedding dress, but there is no shame in admitting that you have imagined this gown, its fit, the detailed bodice and the glorious train that will follow you like the princess that you are – all before you even tried to imagine your groom!
This is the part of the wedding that is all about the bride feeling like the most beautiful woman in the world, and no matter how long your girlfriends spend looking for the perfect dress to wear to your wedding, you are guaranteed to be Cinderella at the ball, making everyone’s heads turn and capturing the eyes and heart of your Prince Charming.
For those of you who have never held the hand of a friend or family member as they hunted for the perfect wedding dress, you may not know where to start or what the process of shopping for wedding dresses in Malta might entail. You might see this as an intimidating task – so many gorgeous wedding dress, so much pressure! You may even be the doe-eyed optimist who thinks the perfect wedding dress will find you, rather than the other way around.
Think of this blog as your Introductory Guide to Hunting Down the Perfect Wedding Gowns! Let it bedazzle you with the tips you need to make this a flawless and beautiful experience that you will always look back on fondly as you gaze at that wedding picture of you and your husband 5, 10, 20 years from now.
Do Some Research
Peruse through bridal magazines and drool over your dream dress and latest designer creations. The more you know about what kind of designs are out there, the clearer your image will become. You should have a vague idea of what you want and what you don’t want.
However, don’t be too rigid so early in the process! Try to maintain an open-mind because when you are trying on wedding gowns in the salon, you might dismiss styles that look drab on the hanger, but compliment your shape flawlessly!
It is important for every bride to know her shape well – this will help in selecting the fit of the skirt, the neckline, the type of bodice, and just the overall silhouette. There is an endless number of beautiful designs, so knowing what suits you will decrease the number of dresses you will need to try on before you find your perfect wedding dress.
Keep an Open Mind
You need to be flexible enough to try things you would have never considered before – minimalist styles, an over-the-top bow, a statement veil or even (dare I even say it?) a not-white dress.
Just the thought of upsetting our relatives and chipping away at generations-old, solid tradition might make a few of us sweat, but if conventional lace and pearl detailing, as beautiful and timeless as it is, does not reflect your personality, then don’t force it (and don’t let your relatives force it on you either!)
Designers have released every possible design, idea, combination and innovative conceptualisation that they possibly could have onto the runway, so there is really no boundary that has not been pushed.
Some women are opting for shorter wedding dresses, others are wearing nude colours, and a few have tossed out the tiaras and veils altogether. Brides today are not being limited in any way. In fact, you have the freedom to be eccentric, playful or simply elegant. Dare to try it!
Stay True to Your Size
Yes, you are embarking on a low carb diet and strict circuit-training that is going to push you to lose those extra inches, but you are trying on the dress today, as you are.
Many brides drive themselves crazy trying to squeeze into a dress fit for their ideal weight version of themselves. This is neither healthy for your body, nor your mind.
Keep in mind that it is easier to take a dress in closer to the big day, rather than try to shed the non-sheddable weight!
You want to factor in that a lot of alterations need to be made to a wedding dress, and that takes a lot of time plus a few fittings. Get a head start on the search in order to avoid unnecessary pressure and time constraints.
You should allow yourself the gift of being able to savour every moment of this experience, stress-free. Let yourself have time for twirling around in different skirts and for sipping bubbly with your closest friends in the changing room while trying on the most beautiful dresses.
Handpick Your Audience
Be sure to surround yourself with people who know how to communicate with you. You need people to let you know if you look like the wedding cake, rather than the bride! You also need people who are not going to instantly shoot down every single option.
As valuable as your loved ones’ opinions are, you are the one who needs to feel beautiful and comfortable in this wedding gown, so if it is working for you, that is all that matters.
If you are looking to pull off a magical event to celebrate your love together with friends and family but without the stress and legwork that typically goes with it, then we are here to help you. Our priority is to bring your imagination to life and make your dream become a reality.
If you and your partner need guidance in planning your wedding in Malta, contact the wonderful Sarah Young and her top team to gift you the day of your dreams.