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How to Choose a Wedding Dress in 3 Steps

Often considered the biggest decision of them all is the choice of which dress to wear. Here are our 3 simple steps on how to choose a wedding dress.

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How to Choose a Wedding Dress

Often considered the biggest decision of them all(2nd only to choosing your husband!) is the choice of which dress to wear on your wedding day. You may be one of these people who have had your wedding dress picked out since you were 5 years old. On the other hand, you may have absolutely no idea what you are looking for. If you are in camp 2, read on. Below are 3 simple steps on how to choose a wedding dress.

1. Style matches theme

If you haven’t chosen a wedding theme yet, do that first. It’s going to make every decision you need to make much easier. Once you have settled on a theme, look at dresses that match that theme and start picking out styles that you like the look of. Pinterest is great for this. Try the following:

  • Do a Pinterest search for “[your theme] wedding dress” to get you started.
  • Pin any dresses you like to a new board
  • Look at the board and start deleting pins that you don’t “love”. “Like” will not do
  • You should now have a small list.
  • We’ve written a whole guide on using Pinterest to plan your wedding that can give you some more tips on this technique. Use this to determine your favourite styles of dress. Next, let’s look at that body!

    2. It suits your body shape

    I’m sure you’re aware that some dresses are more suited to certain body types than others. Whether you have wide hips or no hips, there are dresses that will suit your shape more than others and help accentuate your best features. Which body type are you?

    Real Simple have done a great guide on the best dress for your body type which we highly recommend checking out. They give great dress suggestions which will best suit each body type.

    3. You LOVE it! Don’t settle for “like”

    So, you’ve looked at your theme, you’ve checked it suits your body type. Now ignore all of the advice I’ve just given you(sorry) because the only thing that really matters is that you are happy with your choice. It may not match your theme, it may not even suit your body shape, but it doesn’t matter one bit if that’s the dress you love. If you’ve been dreaming of a fairy tale princess wedding dress, go for it, don’t let anything(or anyone stop you). It’s your day and you need to be happy.

    Next, it’s time to find shoes that match