Whether you have been dreaming about your perfect wedding dress for years or didn’t think about it too much until the day you got engaged, you want your dress to be something spectacular that perfectly suits your style and body type.
Before you start your shopping trip, try to familiarise yourself with some designers, silhouettes and fabrics that suit your taste, it will save you lots of time when you first visit a shop if you already have an idea of what you like.
Once you have found some of your favourite styles you can then easily use hitched to find your nearest stockist of that designer and make an appointment to go and try on your favourites. If you have some very specific ideas then do keep in mind that you might need to visit a few dress shops to try on each of the dresses you love, if that’s the case they why not have lunch in between and turn it into a fun girly day out.
A Wedding Dress to Suit Your Wedding Style
If you are searching for the perfect dress but just don’t know where to start then begin by thinking about your own personal style, body type and also the type of wedding you want to have. For example if you are planning a fairytale wedding day full of glitz and glamour then a ballgown could be perfect for you. Take a look at some of our favourite wedding themes below to see what dress will suit that style:
If you dream of having a vintage-style wedding day then a delicate lace wedding dress will be perfect for your theme and is also a great figure flatterer, team your pretty lace gown with a birdcage veil or simple pearl earrings to really complete the look.
Perhaps you are thinking about a destination wedding? If you are then a beach wedding dress, with floating layers and a gorgeous Grecian feel could be perfect for your laid back day in the sun. If you are getting married on the beach then why not kick off your shoes and go barefoot for the ceremony?
For brides that want to surprise their wedding guests with a gown that is a little bit different then how about wearing a shorter style. Whether it’s a tea-length dress for a fab fifties look or a micro mini for a super-chic city wedding, you will find lots of ideas as you browse our wedding dress pages.
Shopping for Your Wedding Dress
When it comes to shopping for your dress, be prepared. Wear underwear that is neutral and pick a bra that you know fits you really well and gives your bust a great shape. Most bridal shops will provide shoes for you to try on so you won’t need to worry too much about finding the perfect footwear for your bridal look just yet.
If you find a few dresses that you really love then don’t forget about trying on accessories with the gown – slipping on a beautiful wedding veil to complete the look can really give you goosebumps and also makes you really feel like a bride. It could also mean one dress really stands out for you and you realise you have found the one!
Also consider carefully who to bring with you for your shopping trip – try to limit the number of people you bring with you for those initial appointments as too many opinions can be overwhelming. Ensure you take friends or family that you know will give you their honest opinion and who you really trust.
If you are concerned about leaving some people out by limiting the numbers then they can always come to your fittings with you once those important initial decisions have already been made and you can have lots of fun picking out all your bridal accessories.