It’s amazing how quickly time gets away from us. I had the opportunity to work during Bridal Week at the Elie Saab Bridal Trunk Show. Some of dresses I saw were truly breathtaking and have inspired this post. Before my week in the magical world of white is just a faint memory, I’d like to share some tips for brides to be who are just starting to look for the perfect wedding dress. It may seem like an overwhelming task at first. Most of us are not used to trying on wedding dresses and we hope this is the first and last time we are going to. Often brides end up with dresses that are completely different from what they had in mind to begin with. To help make the process a little more seamless, here are a few tips:
Bring on the Drama – This is one of few opportunities to wear that princess dress you’ve always dreamed about, so go big or go home!!! Make an entrance. This is not the time to blend in with the guests.
Wardrobe Change – If you choose a very grand dress, make sure you have a second dress to change into for the reception. Some of these dresses weigh as much as a small person. It’s a lot of dress to carry around all evening. You don’t want your dress to get in the way of all the fun you could have. Another option would be to wear a dress with a removable overskirt, essentially you get two looks within the same dress.
Hey! Is that You? – The location and temperature should be taken into consideration when choosing a dress. Most importantly, you need to know what kind of bride you wanna be. Make sure the dress matches your personality. You don’t want to look like a cupcake with a pretty face.
Small Big Things – See what the dress looks like bustled. Turn sideways and ask the salesperson to show you what it’ll look like. Not all dresses look good bustled.
Bustling the Dress – I recommend putting a hook at the back of the skirt. Holding a heavy dress on your finger all evening is not going to be comfortable, it can actually be very annoying.
When Crinolines Attack – If you choose a very grand dress with a lot of volume and a large train, make sure the crinoline does’t bunch up at the end of the train. If that happens, ask the seamstress to lessen the volume of the crinoline at the bottom. Otherwise, it’ll look like you are dragging a balance ball under your dress.
Don’t Forget the Veil! – If possible, try the veil on so you can see the entire look. The veil is an important part of the ensemble and it shouldn’t be an after thought.
Just as Important as the Dress – Have the shoes and undergarments you plan on wearing on your first fitting. That way you know that the undergarment works well with the dress and that length is perfect for the shoes you chose to wear.