Choosing a wedding dress… It has to be one of the first things you think about immediately after you say “I do”. Or if you are like 75% of brides, you already have a pretty good idea of what you want before he even pops the question.  There are so many styles, cuts, fabrics, designers, etc. and trends are changing almost every two days. What you liked last week may be the last thing you would choose to try on this week.  Couple things to remember when shopping and ultimately choosing a wedding dress.
 
1. Remember who you are. We are not all built like a super model, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t feel like one. If you dress for your body type, you will be a knock out. If you choose a dress that looks awkward on you, or looks like you squeezed into it, you may look less than your best.
 
2. Location. Are you getting married outside, on a beach, in a church, in a hall, etc? These all might affect the length, style and color of wedding gown you choose.
 
3. White is not white. I took a bride dress shopping last week, and she tried on a gown and gushed… “I didn’t think I would look this good in a white dress”. I giggled, that’s because her dress wasn’t white, it was off white. And no one would know the difference unless there was something stark white next to the bride. Choosing a color slightly off from white will compliment almost any skin tone.
 
4. Opinions are good. But remember yours is the only one that truly matters. I suggest taking a wide range of people shopping with you. Mom (she is always honest), best friend (she will know today’s trends), brother (he will give the male perspective), your planner (she will be able to remind you of things such as your scheme, location, etc). BUT it may be a good idea to go alone the very first time (or just with one solid person). This will allow you to get an idea of what you like before you allow too many opinions.
 
5. Comfort. Most important question is ‘are you comfortable’. Do you feel amazing? If you feel uncomfortable, you will look uncomfortable. Make sure you LOVE it. It will be in every picture you take, you will remember it forever.

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