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Hints on choosing your wedding dress

You need to bear in mind the type of wedding you will be having as you will need a dress style that will suit that type of wedding.

E.g. is it an evening wedding, will you be dancing?

An A-line gown is best for a morning wedding.

A ball gown is best for an evening wedding.

It is important to decide whether you want to hire or purchase your wedding gown.

Ensure you feel comfortable in your wedding gown. “A comfortable bride is a happy bride”

Don’t settle for a style that is too “everyday”; remember you will only be wearing your wedding gown once. Go for something special!

Ensure you choose a style that compliments your figure.

Keep an open mind when choosing your gown; you might be surprised when you try on a different style.

It is preferable to make an appointment with the bridal boutique before going there to ensure that you get personalised attention.

When fitting your gown, take a pair of shoes of the same height that you will wear on your wedding day.

When hiring your wedding gown ensure that you have read the agreement all the way through, before signing .

Bear in mind the type of budget that you have.

Keep in mind your own wardrobe when deciding on your gown, as this will help you to remember what you makes you feel the most comfortable.

If you want to hide large hips steer clear of heavy gathering or pleating on the hip line.

Don’t wear a strapless dress if you have a large bust. Go for a controlled “lowish” neckline perhaps in the shape of a sweetheart.

If you want to give the impression of a smaller waist, a V shaped bodice attached to a full skirt will give the desired effect.