When searching for the perfect wedding dress, many brides will focus on the shape and style of the dress: ballgown, mermaid, a-line, strapless. And, while shape and style of the dress is important, you should also be thinking about the type of wedding you are having and how the style of your dress will compliment your big day to help bring the entire vision together. To help you as you start to look for the perfect wedding dress for your wedding, we’ve pulled together a quick reference guide to help you determine the type of dress to look for depending on your theme and overall style.
Wedding Style: The Classic Ballroom Wedding
Dress Style: Ballgown or Mermaid
The classic ballroom wedding is all about elegance and sophistication, so we would recommend that you go for a classic ball gown or an elegant mermaid gown. Both dress options will give you plenty of opportunities to create your own unique look to be understated bridal beauty or to add a touch (or a lot!) of bling.
Wedding Style: The Rustic Wedding
Dress Style: Anything Lace!
For the bride who wants a rustic wedding, whether it takes place in a barn or at a winery, for this bride, it is all about lace! Lace gowns come in a variety of silhouettes and add an abundance of southern charm and elegance.
Wedding Style: The Beachfront Wedding
Dress Style: Silk or Organza sheath
When planning an outdoor wedding, either at the beach, lake or other body of water, it is important to think about style and comfort of your wedding dress to move freely along with wind and to compliment the relaxed backdrop of your wedding ceremony. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a silk or organza sheath may be too simple, as you’ll have an abundance of understated elegance that fits perfectly into your big day.
Wedding Style: The Garden Wedding
Dress Style: Something Short or Something with Pockets
Because a garden wedding can be so many things, you have a lot of freedom in choosing a dress that really shows your style, from traditional to ultra-modern. You can do something short or a long gown with pockets - anything goes to match the style and theme of your surroundings!
While there are many dress styles and items like theme to consider, don’t be overwhelmed with the choices! Do your research and come prepared to your first bridal fitting with an idea of what you are looking for without being closed minded - as often the dress you end up with isn’t anything like your initial thought. However, the most important thing is that you find your perfect wedding dress - the one that makes your mamma cry when she sees you in it and the one you can picture yourself walking down the aisle to your awaiting future husband.
At Annalise Bridal, our brides are treated to a luxury experience created especially for them to help you find your perfect wedding gown. Request an appointment today with one of our bridal consultants.