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  • Writer's pictureNicola Rose Weddings and Events

How to choose your dream wedding dress

Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most exciting and important decisions a bride will make in the lead-up to her big day. With so many styles, designs, and fabrics to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

However, with a few essential tips and considerations, you can make the process of finding the perfect dress a memorable and enjoyable experience.

1 - Start early:

It's always a good idea to start your dress search at least 9 to 12 months before your wedding date. This will give you enough time to browse various options, try on different styles, and make any necessary alterations to the dress.

2 - Set a budget:

Before you start your search, decide on a budget for your wedding dress. This will help you narrow your options and avoid falling in love with a dress you can't afford.

3 - Determine your wedding style:

Your wedding dress should complement the overall style and theme of your wedding. Consider the location of your ceremony and reception, the time of year, and the colours and decorations you plan to use.

4 - Get inspiration:

Browse magazines, Pinterest, and bridal blogs to get an idea of the styles and designers you like. Create a mood board to help you visualize what you're looking for in a dress.

5 - Make an appointment:

Make an appointment with a bridal salon to try on different styles and get a feel for what you like. Take your bridesmaids, your mother, or someone whose opinion you trust to provide honest feedback and support.

6 - Don't be afraid to try on different styles:

When trying on dresses, don't limit yourself to the styles you think you like. Try on different styles, fabrics, and silhouettes to see what flatters your body shape and makes you feel beautiful.

7 - Pay attention to the details:

Consider the details of the dress, such as the neckline, sleeves, and back. Make sure you are comfortable with the level of detail and embellishments, as these elements can have a big impact on the overall look of the dress.

8 - Think about comfort:

Your wedding day will be long and filled with different activities, so it's essential to choose a comfortable dress. Consider the weight of the dress, the materials used, and the undergarments you will need to wear.

9 - Trust your instincts:

When you find the dress that makes you feel like a bride, don't be afraid to say yes to the dress. Trust your instincts and choose the dress that makes you feel confident, beautiful, and most importantly, like yourself.

Choosing a wedding dress can be a magical and emotional experience. By taking the time to consider these tips and guidelines, you can ensure that you find the dress of your dreams and feel confident and beautiful on your big day.

If you're looking for a wedding planner in Kent who can turn your vision into reality, I would be honoured to be a part of your journey. Don't hesitate to reach out to me for a consultation.

In the meantime, remember that the most important part of any wedding is the love and commitment that you share with each other. So, enjoy the planning process, embrace every moment, and hold onto each other tight.

With love and happiness,



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