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Wedding Dresses

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

Every bride dreams of their wedding day, and at the heart of that dream is the perfect wedding dress. I know, it's a lot of pressure to picked the perfect dress. We put that pressure on ourselves to pick the dress that will make our fiancé's jaw drop. Why do we do that? Because every single person wants to feel loved. My hope is that in reading this blog you will be able to release some of the stress of picking your wedding dress.

From the classic and timeless to the trendy and unconventional, wedding dresses come in a wide range of styles, colors, and designs. In this blog post, we will explore the world of wedding dresses, from traditional white gowns to contemporary trends, and provide tips for finding the dress that suits your style, body type, and budget.

Traditional Elegance

The classic white wedding dress has been a symbol of purity, grace, and tradition for centuries. This timeless style is perfect for brides who want to embrace the customs and symbolism associated with marriage. Traditional wedding dresses often feature intricate lacework, long trains, and veils that create an air of sophistication and romance. While white remains the most popular choice, off-white, ivory, and champagne-colored gowns offer variations on this classic theme.

Contemporary Trends

For brides who want to break away from tradition and make a statement, contemporary wedding dress trends offer a world of possibilities. Some of the recent trends include:

  • Colored Dresses: Brides are increasingly opting for dresses in soft pastels, blush pinks, blues, or even daring black gowns to express their individuality.

  • Boho-Chic: Bohemian-inspired wedding dresses with flowy silhouettes, lace, and floral details are perfect for outdoor and rustic weddings.

  • Minimalism: Clean lines, simple designs, and sleek fabrics are gaining popularity among modern brides looking for a minimalist and elegant look.

  • Two-Piece Sets: Separates like crop tops paired with skirts or pants are a trendy alternative to the traditional wedding gown.

  • Vintage Vibes: Retro styles from the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s are making a comeback, appealing to brides with a love for nostalgia.

Finding the Perfect Fit

The key to looking stunning on your wedding day is finding a dress that fits your body like a glove. Here are some tips for achieving that perfect fit:

  • Start Early: Begin shopping for your wedding dress at least 6-9 months before your big day to allow for alterations and customizations.

  • Know Your Body Shape: Understanding your body shape will help you choose a dress style that flatters your figure. Whether you're pear-shaped, hourglass, apple-shaped, or athletic, there's a dress that will enhance your natural beauty.

  • Try Different Styles: Be open to trying on different dress styles, even if they aren't what you initially envisioned. Sometimes, a dress that surprises you can turn out to be the one.

  • Consider Comfort: Remember that you'll be wearing your dress for an entire day. Make sure it's comfortable to move, sit, and dance in.

  • Alterations Are Key: Most wedding dresses require alterations to achieve the perfect fit. Find a skilled seamstress or tailor to make these adjustments.

Budgeting Wisely

Wedding dresses come in a wide range of price points, so it's important to set a budget and stick to it. Keep in mind that your budget should include alterations, accessories (veil, shoes, jewelry), and undergarments. To make the most of your budget:

  • Shop Sales and Sample Sales: Bridal boutiques often have sales events where you can find designer dresses at a fraction of the original cost.

  • Consider Pre-Owned Dresses: Websites and shops specializing in second-hand wedding dresses can offer significant savings.

  • Customization: If you have a specific vision for your dress, consider working with a designer to create a custom gown that fits both your style and budget.

Your wedding dress is a reflection of your personality and the love you share with your partner. Whether you choose a classic white gown or a trendy, colorful ensemble, the most important thing is that you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in your choice. Take the time to explore different styles, try on various dresses, and trust your instincts. When you find the perfect wedding dress, you'll be one step closer to turning your wedding day dreams into reality.

This blog is written by Sarah Lizabeth, a wedding planning expert, author and speaker.

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I'm Sarah Lizabeth


Twenty years ago, I started my career in weddings. I am excited to share everything I know about wedding planning with you through this wedding blog. I believe I was created to serve and this platform gives me a voice I always wanted in the wedding industry. So, let's talk all things wedding!

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