Here at Y.A.P we are experts in what we do! We see hundreds of brides and here are my top tips for choosing your dream gown!
Time of year:
The time of year can be so important to choosing the right gown. Fabrics, shapes and design details like strapless or sleeves should all be considered depending on the time of year. If you are married in Winter for example, you might want more coverage to keep you warmer and ethereal gowns made from a light chiffon may not be ideal. You’ll be shivering!
Your chosen venue can really make a big impact on the gown you ultimately decide on. You should always go for your dream dress but where you are getting married is a really important factor to consider. Think about the theme and overall ‘look’ you want your big day to have and envisage the style of gown you want. If you were having a destination wedding on the beach for example, a big taffeta gown would be impractical. And for an English country style wedding, you may want to go for a beautiful lace gown, for that soft classic look.
Figure out an ideal budget and a maximum budget before you start trying on gowns. Any bridal boutique will house a wide range of bridal gowns at different price points and you don’t want to fall in love with a gown that is out of budget. Wedding dress shopping should be a great experience with tears of joy not sadness!
You know your own body shape better than anyone and you will know what silhouettes you look and feel great in. Remember, the gowns you love in the magazines may not the right shapes for you so it’s all about dressing for your body and flattering your figure.
Trust your heart:
We always say at Y.A.P go with your heart! You should be IN LOVE with your wedding gown and be able to imagine yourself getting married in it. You’ll know it’s the one as it will give you that feeling that none of the others did. You wont be able to stop smiling in this one and you definitely will mot want to take it off. Trust this instinct and once you find ‘the one’ stop looking at gowns!