Wedding Dresses in Pretoria
Do's and Don'ts of Choosing Wedding Dresses in Pretoria
Choosing a wedding dress can be a really exciting part of getting married in Gauteng. Most girls dream of that perfect dress, and usually brides have quite a good idea what they would like to go for when choosing a dress. But even if you know what you want, choosing the best one for you of all the wedding dresses in Pretoria or Gauteng could be harder than you think as there are so many stunning dresses available. Luckily there are some tips you can follow that will help you to make a more informed decision.
Choosing a Wedding Dress Do's:
Focus on all parts of the dress – Sometimes brides get fixated on the full skirt, the beading and the frills and they do not pay enough attention to the top of the dress. Remember that the top of the dress will get the most focus, as it is close to the facial line and this is where people tend to look. Also take into account that most wedding pictures are taken from the waist up, and that intricate detail in the dress will be much more visible in the bodice than the skirts. It is therefore essential that most of the detail such as beading or buttons are concentrated in the top half of the dress, and echoed by the bottom half.
Do your dress shopping early in the day – Why? Because this is when you (and the bridal shop staff!) are fresh and happy. Being tired, hot or annoyed will not help anybody to make a good choice. If possible, schedule a few days off work in order to make wedding arrangements and use these days for dress searching.
Focus on your body type – Also, do not get confused with modern fashions, celebrity styles and other influences. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in the dress and that it suits your body and lifestyle. Choose the shape of dress that will highlight the good parts of your body and hide the not-so-fantastic bits that you are not very fond of. Also remember that you are not very likely to feel comfortable in a modern creation if you are essentially a conservative person who would perhaps feel better wearing a vintage creation. Find something that compliments both your silhouette and personality.
Do pick a dress that is relatively stylish and non-trendy – Think of your wedding album and photographs in twenty years' time – it is a lot better to find something that is elegant and timeless as this will not date the pictures and you will not end up looking like you did with your trendy dress at your matric farewell. This will also enable you (if you should want to do so later) to sell the dress to a wedding dress company. Trendy dresses will go out of fashion and you will have a hard time selling it to anyone!
Take photos of the dresses that you try on – This will enable you not to only trust in the mirror, and will also be a good memory jogger after you have tried on 20 dresses in one sitting and went home in despair. It will also allow you to get a good look at the silhouette and the fit in the back of the dress, which you cannot always see clearly in the mirror. Beware however that some shops do not allow you to photograph their creations and you will have to ask permission to do so beforehand.
Choosing a Wedding Dress Don'ts:
Don't get caught up with media hype and bridal magazines – Yes it is fun to page through all the books and websites to find the best wedding dresses in Pretoria and surrounds, but don't forget to remain true to the initial idea that you had before you started looking at dresses. This is usually the most instinctive choice for a dress for you, and usually the most suitable.
Don't travel too far or try on every wedding dress in every shop – If you do this, you will find it can be overwhelming, tiring and confusing. Brides often get wedding dress overload when they have to try on all the dresses in every shop. A good tip is to stay close to home – if you live in Gauteng find your favourite designers locally and go to the shops that stock their wedding dresses in Pretoria and surrounds. This way you can remain true to your own preferences without having to travel long distances to find your best dress!
Don't take too many people with you to the fittings! – It could be tempting to make a day out with the whole bridal party, but having too many opinions and trying to please everyone is a recipe for disaster. Try to keep your dress party limited to two or maximum three people who understand your style!
At Dreamdress Wedding Boutique we stock some of the most stylish and elegant wedding dresses in Pretoria, and we are focused on making your experience of choosing your perfect dress as painless and as pleasant as possible. Book a fitting with us today and we will help you find your perfect dress!