Just as it is essential to select the most appropriate style for your physical features, choosing the right bridal gown for your wedding theme should take priority over flowers and other reception concerns.
When thinking about themed events one often imagines themes such as pirates, jailhouse, island or horror. Believe it or not, the wedding can also have an overall theme, but it certainly will not be one of the mentioned ones.
Sunflowers or Spring Time
With a flower-based theme, you will want to add flowers to the ratio when choosing the right bridal gown for your wedding theme. Consider the main flower and then either create flower embellishments on the dress accordingly. Flowers resemble spring and summer and as such the garment will be something that can be worn at a summer or spring wedding.
Gold or Silver Theme
Choosing the right colour for the wedding theme is important since the bridal gown will need to compliment the theme. A gold or silver theme is very appropriate and the bridal gown will in the case of gold be beige or an ivory colour rather than sparkling white. For a silver theme, you can go with a light blue, bright white or even a silver garment. Silver is not appropriate for a champagne breakfast theme. As such the time of day for the event will also be important.
The above are, but two examples of appropriate themes. The consultants at Eurobride will be able to assist with more theme ideas.
Choosing the Right Bridal Gown
When you do dress shopping, keep the overall colour of the theme in mind in addition to the ambiance you wish to create. A vintage styled wedding will definitely not go well with a modern bridal garment that is short with an open back. Likewise a modern theme will not support a ballroom bridal gown. The colour once again, will also be important. If the wedding is white and pink, it will hardly make sense to add a red bow to the wedding dress.
Skin and Hair Colour
When selecting the wedding theme always keep your bridal gown in mind. Some colours simply don’t go well with pale skin tones and others look awful on darker skins. Find out which colours will be perfect for your skin colour and then work on the wedding theme. Also remember that the dress styles for particular themes may not fit your physical features. First find out which styles and colours are appropriate and then work on the wedding theme.
If you have winter skin tone which implicates a pink or blue undertone you will do well with colours such as white, navy, and red. Stay clear from the golden colours and thus themes. If you have a summer tone with pink and blue undertone and blonde or brown hair with light blue or green eyes you will do well a wedding theme that is pastel in colour.
The autumn tone with brown eyes and golden skin tone will look good in beige colours when choosing the right bridal gown for the wedding theme. As such go with a wedding theme that is appropriate and stay clear from anything blue. Spring tones go well with yellow and peach.
Choosing the right bridal gown for your wedding theme thus starts with the selection of colour according to your skin and hair tone, followed by the most appropriate styles for your physical features and then traditions. Finally, once you have the above information; work on an appropriate theme that can incorporate the relevant colours and styles.
Designer Wedding Dresses Do’s and Don’ts
Designer wedding dresses are more affordable than most brides think. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to simply purchase a bridal gown off the rack without considerations regarding your physical built, the ceremony formality, and alterations.
Designer wedding dresses can be affordable once you pick the right supplier. Preferably stick with a design house or boutique that supplies directly from design houses. This will ensure quality and a better fit.
To make it a little easier, here are a few do’s and don’ts to bear in mind:
Do: Select a dress that will fit your particular physical built. It will ensure that not only your dress will be admired on the special day, but also the way it looks on you. You are not a mannequin showing off a garment, but a person and the garment should highlight your best attributes.
Don’t: Select a dress based on tradition irrespective of your physical attributes. As beautiful as the style can be, it can look terrible on you.
Do: Select a colour that will go well with your skin. If you have a light pink undertone, go with a yellow white rather than a pinkish white.
Don’t: Let tradition dictate a stark white if it will not go well with your skin. If you have a fair skin, stay away from stark whites and go with an ivory or white with an undertone.
Do: Budget for shoes, jewellery and accessories.
Don’t: Go cheap on jewellery. It will make your dress look cheap.
Do: Choose the designer wedding dress with the formality level of the ceremony in mind. You will want the dress to be in line with the overall theme and will want to ensure that it fits the occasion.
Don’t: Wear a casual dress to a formal wedding. You should thus not wear a shorter or open back and shoulder to a rather formal wedding. The same applies for a beach wedding. A long wedding dress will simply be impractical and will get dirty within the first half an hour.
Do: Select jewellery and accessories that will compliment the dress and your skin colour.
Don’t: Overdo accessories since you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree.
Do: Give your bridesmaid’s a bit of freedom to ensure that the garments they wear will look great on them and that they will be comfortable wearing such.
Don’t: Attempt to dress all the bridesmaids in the same style unless all your bridesmaids have hourglass figures. An apple physical built will hardly look good in a mermaid style bridesmaid’s dress.
Do: Dress better than your guests. You should be the centre of the attention.
Don’t: Dress more casual than guests. They will feel uncomfortable and you will look out of place.
Do: Ensure that the bridegroom’s outfit matches yours. It hardly makes sense to have the bridegroom dress in casual attire when you are in a formal designer bridal gown.
Don’t: Forget to have fun shopping for affordable, elegant and designer wedding dresses with the above considerations in mind.