How to Pick Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding day will always be a day to remember for you and your partner. But for most women, the dress is something that they will hold dear to them. Whether you pass it down to your daughter or you save it an customize it into something else, the wedding dress is up there in your list of memories.

With this in mind, it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to the wedding dress. Here are some suggestions on getting you started for your big day:


Thank the fashion gods above for the internet! There are literally endless points of reference for beautiful gowns to look at. Nowadays, a woman across the world doesn’t have to wait a month for Bridal fashion shows to come out in magazines. And with a culture of sharing online becoming so popular, we can even find inspirational blogs featuring real brides on their day. So, get a Pinterest account now if you don’t already have one, and start pinning!

Stick to Your Personality

This is important because although you want to feel special on your wedding day, there is no pint in going for a dress that doesn’t suit your personality. Making yourself wear something that isn’t you will make you feel stiff and uncomfortable. Decide what styles make you feel good and start from there!

Know Your Shape

Knowing what looks amazing on you and what doesn’t is a huge factor in your perfect dress. There’s a shape and size for everyone and most people know what suits them and what doesn’t. Although you may love a certain style or trend, being able to decide if it’s right for you is more important. Bear this in mind when choosing your dress.

Visualise What You Want

Try picturing what you want your dress to look like. So many people bring a reference with them when they get their haircut, there’s no reason why you can’t do the same! Why not roughly sketch your ideas for taking to shops or designers? It’s okay if you end up picking something that doesn’t look like you sketch but knowing your starting point will get the ball rolling!

What have been your worst wedding dress shopping experiences so far?

Image from Lyn Ashworth

Aileen Swansen

Aileen Swansen is a Visual Communications graduate from Kerry who carries out her role as Social Media Executive here at WeddingDates. She loves fashion, illustration and the occasional cupcake!

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