As we begin to discover the images of the next wedding dress collections , it will soon be time for next year’s brides to think about their wedding dress fittings . Searching for the perfect dress is one of the most exciting moments of your wedding preparations, so here are some tips to help you choose the right wedding dress .
Make a first scouting
Get a first idea . On the internet, blogs , Pinterest , look at the reports, and the photos of the collections of different brands, and ask yourself what you like or not. Are you more attracted to flowing lines, a high waist, lace, volume, a low back…? Create a Pinterest board dedicated to finding your dress (it can be secret if you don’t want everyone to have access to it) and pin what you like, let all these ideas rest, and come back to it with a clear head for a few days later to remove what ultimately pleases you less than the rest. These pictures will give you a good idea of what you love when it comes to wedding dresses.
A dress according to the style of your wedding
Adapt your dress to the style of your wedding . How will your day feel? A fluid and light dress will be more suitable for a wedding on the beach or in the countryside compared to a more ornate, sophisticated, or voluminous dress which will be better suited for example to a wedding in a beautiful Parisian hotel…
Set your budget
Whether you’re in charge of buying your dress, or whether it’s a gift from your parents, establish the maximum budget for this purchase . To avoid any misunder standing, but also any disappointment. It would be a shame to fall for a dress well above your means, and to have to choose a dress that you would like less out of spite. There are very beautiful dresses for all budgets, from a few hundred to several thousand euros, you are sure to find the dress made for you .
Don’t be too late
If it is useless to do it too early, at the risk of changing your mind about her dress along the way, be careful not to do it too late. Count between 7 to 9 months, for example, for the making of a custom dress by a designer. Be careful, some houses are taken by storm for appointments, and sometimes have several weeks of delay before being able to welcome you. So, for summer weddings, start your fittings in early fall.
Look your best on fitting day. Come with your hair done and lightly made up (to avoid staining the dresses when passing them). Your wedding dress is a unique outfit. If you try on your dress with a little mine, and the hair sad, the result will immediately be less exceptional. On the underwear side, plan flesh-colored pieces, seamless, and a strapless bra, again, this will help you feel better in your dress, and bring with you a pair of shoes whose heel height is roughly similar to that envisaged for D-Day.
And when you don’t make a 38?
Many brides who don’t fit “standard sizes” report dreading fitting times . But most designers are able to offer fittings to the greatest number of future brides, and some houses like Maison Floret or Kaa Couture offer models of plus-size wedding dresses. Trust and listening are essential. You absolutely need to feel comfortable , and if not, go look at another house. Fitting a wedding dress does not happen every day, and this experience should leave you with a good memory.
“We have many brides who are not size 38, and I think they are sensitive to the benevolence, the welcome and the advice that we lavish on them. It is always useful to let us know in advance for young women who are afraid of not being able to project themselves into the exhibition model. » Sarah, Maison Floret
Keep an open mind
You pinned the images of the dresses you liked, defined a favorite shape, an ideal line, it’s perfect! But don’t be closed to other styles of dresses that might look great on you . You may have fallen in love on paper for bohemian dresses, low waists with lace, while ultimately the empire waist and tulle will suit your figure better.
“Be yourself, nothing more. Your wedding outfits must look like you! We can consider testing things for our marriage, assuming a part of femininity that we don’t have the opportunity to show every day, but I remain convinced that every woman who is about to commit must wearing her dress as an extension of herself, only better! » Anne, White Cream