The Dress – wedding fashion series #1

By January 23, 2018Uncategorized
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We’re officially on the countdown to the 2018 summer wedding season (oh my gosh!). These next few months will be crucial for our 2018 couples, so listen up! I’m going to be focussing on wedding fashion, a topic which I personally love.

 

the dress blog post ever after bride getting ready

Photo by Dan Ward

 

The Dress

If you’re getting married this year then you’ve probably already chosen your dress (or in the process of doing so). Choosing ‘the dress’ can be such a minefield. A-line? Fit & flare? Lace? Plain? High neck? Long train? My head is spinning just thinking about it! Want to know the most important thing about your wedding dress? Comfort. Yes, comfort. I know what you’re thinking, how can a dress that long and structured be comfortable? I hear you, but trust me, a dress that fits perfectly and is the right length will be comfortable.

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Photo by Nick Walker

And comfort equals confidence. If you don’t feel good in your wedding dress then it shows. Plus you just won’t enjoy your day as much. We’ve all got those outfits which might be super stylish and everyone else loves, but you just don’t feel good in them. Don’t let your wedding dress be one of those outfits. And even if your bridesmaids or mum preferred a different dress, if you’re happy then they will be happy.

the dress blog post ever after bride first look

Photo by Helen Cawte

the dress blog post ever after first look

Photo by Freckle Photography

A good seamstress will be able to make even the most complicated and intricately detailed dresses fit you to perfection. And if you don’t have full confidence in the seamstress at your chosen bridal shop then don’t be afraid to take your alterations elsewhere. It is your dress at the end of the day, and it has got to be right.

the dress blog post ever after bride firs look

Photo by Ben Selway

 

The Wedding Day

The big day itself where the dress makes it’s debut! Will you have a ‘grand reveal’ to your bridesmaids and/or parents? If so, make sure you tell your photographer so they can capture the moment.

the dress ever after blog post father seeing bride for first time

Photo by Luna Weddings

the dress ever after blog post grand reveal

Photo by Luna Weddings

the dress ever after blog post grand reveal

Photo by Voyteck

Remember to leave yourself more time than you think to get into your dress (especially if you’ve got a lot of buttons!). You want at least 30-45 minutes in your dress to let the fabric warm to your body before you walk down the aisle. And if it’s a lace-up back you’ll probably need to tighten it just before going to the ceremony as the fabric will loosen. A good team of gal pals to make sure you look absolutely perfect is key!

the dress ever after blog post bride getting ready

Photo by Richard Murgatroyd

the dress ever after blog post bride getting in dress

Photo by Freckle Photography

the dress ever after blog post buttons

Photo by Voyteck

the dress ever after blog post bride getting ready

Photo by Luna Weddings

It is inevitable that the bottom of the dress is going to get dirty by the end of the day (especially with a long train!). Don’t stress, a good dry cleaners can sort it out for you. And it shows you made the most of your special day! Sarah had the right idea… getting the men to remove the twigs and leaves from her stunning lace train!

the dress ever after blog post brides dress

Photo by Dan Ward

 

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