Friday, September 9, 2016

How To Select Your Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses

We realize at  -  how much you want to go out, find a local bridal shop, and try on dresses in the search for your perfect wedding dress !  Here are some helpful tips in this blog entry, and much of it comes from finding the styles you believe will work well for:

Your Body Contures,  Your Style Wedding, Your Skin Tones & Your Budget

Consider Saving Time and Wear & Tear On Your Life by Previewing Gowns In The Gallery of Dress Designers (Over 300 dress designers.) 

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Save some time and gain some understanding of terminology,  and decide on the time of year, and style of your wedding - before you enter the bridal shops. links over 300 top wedding dress design houses, bridesmaid or flower girl dreses and tuxedo or suit designers.  We also link local bridal shops in the GLOBAL SEARCH Page leading to each area menu,

We continue to encourage you to NOT purchase a wedding dress, until you have determined your wedding site, your budget, and the style wedding you want.  We know the shops tell you to purchase, but understand you will not want to arrive down the aisle with a winter dress in the summer and/or an inappropriate dress for a church wedding, or to formal ....or not formal enough for the wedding you finally create.  

Once you create your budget, determine your style wedding, then consider shopping for your gowns.

1. Learn the names of the styles prior to shopping at a store so the stylist can fetch the correct styles for you.  This link will give you guidance  regarding:  
LENGTH, Short, Long, Knee Length, Tea Length, Mini and Assemetrical.  
STYLE,  Ball Gown,  A-Line, Princess,  Chapel Train, Trumpet,  Modified A-Line and Sheath styles.
FABRIC, Satin, Summer Satin, Lace, Tulle, Tafata, Silk, Chiffon, Embossed, See through can be very embarrassing, if it is see through to a "need to be covered area".

Most shop owners train their staff to understand body shapes and to be good listeners.  Sometimes a dress on a hangar looks awful, but put it on, and  WOW !

2. Please do not buy something online, or on sale, and expect another shop to FIT it for you.  You will need to find a local tailor or seamstress to help you with this.

3. Your body shape and size - please do not be insulted when the dress comes in a larger size. The store seamstress must have enough fabric to work with to complete your fittings.  You want a dress that is flattering.  Looking back at the puffy sleeves they put on Princess Diana is a pure example of what NOT to do to your body.  I loved the Princess, yet this gown was overdo!

4. Understand the difference between summer satin and heavy winter satin.  Lace gowns are very popular in the past five years and the trends will continue.  You can enjoy the videos of current designer bridal gown fashion videos HERE.

5. When you shop, take a friend you trust or your mom, all or one of your bridesmaids when you shop.  Sometimes the first gown  we try on - ends up being IT.  But we do recommend trying on several gowns.  

6.  If you are having your dress made.  Please go to a professional seamstress.  It is a lot of responsibility to hand a friend, or your mom, or your sister.  Just cutting into expensive fabric takes a lot of nerve.  I know, I have done it.  
Empower your wedding planning with our Online Book - "The Wedding Manifesto" Easy, step by step wedding planning, Guidance plus the management forms, tools and gifts. 

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"Best Style California Wedding & Honeymoon".  Find Venues & Services in each beautiful area of California.
Best Wishes From Your Wedding Coach,  Author & Publisher, Judith Rivers-Moore

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