The wedding dress is usually one of the items that a bride will spend a fortune on, as isn’t it only natural for a stunning dress to come with a hefty price tag? However, we believe that being on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t wear the wedding dress of your dreams. All you need is a little know-how, and we’ve prepared some handy tips for you below.
Make use of used dresses
A preloved dress is a fantastic alternative. Many dresses are brand new, never been worn or have only been worn once. If the dress is dry cleaned, this can make the dress virtually brand new! You can always add detail to the dress to make it unique to you, or add a belt or sleeves to perfect your look.
Do it yourself
If you’re a crafty bride, this is an option for you. Find a plain wedding dress, then sew in the details yourself. If you’re experienced in sewing, go make your own dress! Your wedding dress will be especially yours and wearing it will make you proud.
This is the first thing to consider when deciding on a wedding dress. If your wedding is held in the summer, a lightweight dress that emphasizes your feminine figure can give you a sense of effortless beauty.
If your special day is in the colder months, you may wish to consider dresses with more fabric or even sleeves, or add a bolero to keep you warm.
If you’re getting married at a house of worship, you will be expected to dress up modestly without baring too much skin. On the other hand, a long-sleeve dress with a cathedral train will not fare well in a beach wedding.
Will it be held indoors or outdoors? Is it going to be an intimate or grand reception? Questions like these play a great deal in determining the kind of dress you should wear. It’s your wedding day and you have the right to wear anything you want, but we’re sure you agree that a dramatic ball gown won’t fit in an intimate al fresco wedding.
Financial constraints play another major role. An extravagant wedding gown with hand-embroidered beads and crystals will not come with a cheap price tag. However, here at White Dress UK we have many amazing dresses at low prices direct from the bride to save you money.
Last but not least is your body type. A mermaid-style dress might look flawless on your favorite celebrity, but it might not fit your figure or make you feel comfortable. There are no limits on what you can wear on your big day, although it’s obviously advisable to get the opinions of your family and friends on what really suits you.
What are the most popular wedding dress styles?
Choosing a that suits your body shape and personality is the most important step in finding the right dress. Get to know the most popular dress styles and find out which one will make you look stunning on the big day.
Slim on top, fitted through the waist, and softly flaring away from the body. Shaped like the letter “A”, this silhouette is flattering for most body
2. Ballerina/Tea Dress
Traditionally thought of as a length rather than a silhouette, the ballerina dress is great for showing off your ankles and legs. This quirky dress will look great in a vintage-style wedding.
3. Ball gown
The classic choice for a formal wedding, the ball gown has a boned bodice and a full skirt supported by crinolines. If you are very short, make sure that your ball gown is perfectly tailored to fit your size.
The empire dress features a high waist that hits just under the bustline. This type of dress can camouflage a short waist and heavy lower body.
5. Mermaid/Fish Tail
If you want a dress that clings to your hourglass figure, this might be it. This dress hugs the torso, then flares out from around the knee. It will be too tight for kneeling or dancing, however.
Also known as the column, this is a sleek and sophisticated dress with a close-fitting shape that outlines every curve. You need to be very confident about your body, as this dress can be a little unforgiving.
Whichever dress you choose, remember you can always recoup some of the cost of your dress and pass on to another bride to be.