What Does The Perfect Wedding Dress Look Like?
When everyone's attention is on the bride, it is important for
her to look her best. Choosing the perfect wedding dress is
vital in capturing the bride's elegance and beauty. With all the
selections available it can sometimes be hard to decide where to
start in selecting that perfect wedding gown. Before one can
know exactly what it is they are looking for in a wedding dress,
it can be important to understand where some of the modern
traditions in popular styles originated from, in order to help
make an educated selection.
Prior to modern times, elegant weddings were held for the
prestigious and were mostly arranged marriages. Therefore, the
bride and grooms were often looked upon as symbols of the wealth
of the family. Because of this, it was thought important for the
bride to be adorned with as much glamour and trinkets as
possible. Wedding gowns came in many colors and styles and the
more large and grand the size of the dress; the more beautiful
it was considered. Many of the styles that the wealthy wore were
imitated throughout the various ranks of the social classes, but
it was hard for lower class citizens to even have a formal
ceremony as income was sparse. Instead woman would wear church
attire as cheap wedding dresses.
As time moved on the styles began to change with the culture.
But the trend of the rich setting the styles seemed to stay the
same. It wasn't until the year 1840 that the white wedding dress
was made popular by Queen Victoria. Up until that point dresses
were commonly various colors, but the Queen looked so beautiful
in her dress that it set a new trend that in a lot of cases
carries over to this day and age. Today tastes are much
broader, but it is still important to consider things such as
cost and popularity when selecting a dress for that special day.
If the budget is willing a designer dress may be the way to go,
but it is also important to consider location. A designer dress
wouldn't make much sense to wear outdoors at say a beach
wedding. Instead a beautiful beach wedding dress would be more
appropriate. These tend to be higher cut dresses with less
fabric and are perfect for that Caribbean wedding. Not going to
the beach, but still plan on having an outdoor or casual
service? Informal wedding dresses are a perfect solution for not
having to worry about dragging your expensive designer dress
through the dirt or mud. Modest wedding gowns are available in
all designs, colors, and sizes and are perfect for any budget.
Wedding dresses are as diverse as the brides themselves. Plus
size wedding gowns, custom jewelry, and select accessories are
readily available. Not spending as much on a dress can leave
money for an exciting honey moon and many may not think spending
a lot on a designer dress is practical for a dress that will
only be worn once. Others still might want a dress that can be
passed down from one generation to the next so going that extra
mile on a dress just might seem worth it. What ever it is you're
looking for chances are that you can find the right dress for
Be sure to read "Finding the Right Gown",
and "What Does The Perfect Wedding Dress Look Like?"
which are part of our wedding library.
About the author:
Gillian Cooper is a wedding planner with many years experience
of helping couples plan their big day. Get further wedding ideas
at http://www.weddingsbliss.com Weddings Bliss.com