Choosing your Wedding Dresses

As a newly engaged bride, you can't wait to jump into the wedding planning! The first place to start for many brides is choosing your wedding dress. This can be fun, exciting, emotional, and exhilarating for many brides, as they have been dreaming about how they would look on their wedding day since they were little girls. Here are some tips to make choosing your wedding dress a little less overwhelming, and a lot more fun!

There are many things to consider when picking out your perfect gown. First things first, you want to set your budget. Many brides can fall into a trap when they go dress shopping that they find the perfect dress - but without the perfect price tag. If you set your budget price on how much you want to spend for the dress, this way you can let the bridal shop coordinator know to pull only the pieces that are within your budget.

The second thing you want to do is envision your wedding, and take into consideration of where you're having the ceremony and reception.

What have you always imagined yourself looking like on your wedding day? If you're having an outdoor ceremony and reception, a long ball gown dress may not be the best match for you on that day. If you're having a very formal and elegant affair, choosing a wedding dress that suits this theme is important, as you wouldn't want to choose a dress that is short or more casual looking.

Another thing you will want to figure out is your body type, and what type of wedding dress would look the best on you. There are many different ways to do this; there are many body type guides that you can review either online or in magazines to determine this. Also, think about dresses that you have worn in the past, what looked good on you? Check out some bridal magazines or look at dresses online before you shop, to get an idea of what types of styles you like and would like to try on once you get there.

The average bride will try on from 20-30 wedding dresses before making their selection! You can save some time and energy by knowing ahead of time exactly what you are looking for, and exactly how much you are willing and able to spend.

When it all comes down to it, the most important thing about choosing your wedding dress is to choose a dress that you feel is "the one". The dress that makes you feel beautiful and special and everything that you could have imagined on your wedding day. Many people may have different opinions on your dress, but in the end, it is yours! Make sure you are 100% happy with your wedding dress choice, and that you will feel more than comfortable wearing it on your big day.