Wedding Dress Code – How To Be A Perfect Bride

Each journey begins with one step, and knowing what you want in your gown, will make yours all the more joyful! Do you have your gown made, or buy one off the rack? There are different styles to try on, a range of fabrics to choose from and a huge variety of stores to visit, whether on the street or online. Plus, at the end of the day, not only does your gown have to fit you, it has to fit the not so fun-filled aspect of your wedding – the budget. With all this to consider, a little research before you get started will set you in good stead.

It’s an original

A couture gown is designed and tailored just for you. You’ll be able to choose everything from the style to the type of fabric. Since the sky’s the limit, so is the price tag.

For those who want to spend less but desire personalised service, some designers offer a made-to-measure range. While a dress is still made from scratch for the bride, and she can request unique details, the general style is already determined therefore the associated costs are reduced.

Pros advises brides to book a consultation up to a year in advance and schedule fittings six to eight weeks before the wedding date – although the fitting process can be shortened if time is of the essence.

The bigger picture

It’s easy to get carried away with wedding accessories – after all, it’s the only time over the age of five you can justify a tiara. But it’s vital to ensure that your accessories don’t compete with your dress. If all eyes on your gown, you’ll be able to skimp on shoes and you won’t need any jewellery. When accessorising, don’t wear a headpiece, intricate necklace and chandelier earrings all at once. One key accessory is usually enough to complete your look.

Making a specific statement with highly embellished or brightly coloured footwear is a popular trend. But if you’d like to match your footwear with your gown, ask your designer or shop salesperson for shoe dying recommendations.

Ever thine

If you want your gown to remain in pristine condition for years to come, you’ll need to preserve it properly. Take it to a trusted dry cleaner soon after your celebration so stains don’t set in. Many offer a specialty service for bridal gowns with at least a one month turn around.

Once cleaned, avoid storing it in a plastic bag as chemicals can affect the fabric causing stains or odours. Plastic also stops the fabric ‘breathing’, and encourages mould growth. Ask your designer or dry cleaner for a gown preservation box. Line it with acid-free tissue paper and place more between the layers of the gown as you loosely fold it into the box. Store in a cool, dark place – under a bed or at the top of a cupboard is ideal.

Ask Meenouir Cheung, who is from, for advice in areas of Wedding Dresses and Party Dresses. We write numerous articles providing information for the customers. We carry a fabulous collection of Wedding Dresses designed to complement your bridal outfit.

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