Obviously you're getting married for all the right reasons. This is the right partner and the right time in your life to walk down the aisle, in fact it's all go in the run up to your big day. You want the whole day to be a huge success and you recognise that the wedding dress is just one aspect of it.
But come on girls… if you’re anything like all the other Bride’s we’ve spoken to, the wedding dress is the single most important purchase you’ll make – are we right?
But don’t feel guilty though. You and your partner will be the centre of attention (naturally!) so technically you are just looking your best for your gorgeous spouse-to-be! Your photo’s live on long after the day and whilst the spelling mistake on the invites, the decorations which didn’t quite match and the arguments you had with your Chief Bridesmaid or your mum will all be forgotten (or even laughed about) in years to come, your wedding photo’s will be a permanent reminder of your day and your wedding dress. Get it wrong and you are stuck with the results - and trust us, it won’t ever be funny!
You hear women jokingly say that they are getting married for the wedding dress, but surely no-one would get married just to wear a pretty frock, would they? However bizarre this may at first appear, it starts to become almost conceivable when you see the huge variety of sumptuous wedding dresses out there.
From an early age many women have an idea about what their wedding dress will look like. Whilst these views sometimes hold true throughout the numerous shop visits which occur, Brides-to-be are often surprised at the number of decisions which still need to be made. Choices of material, shade/colour and type of decoration are all issues which crop up. Where a Bride is more open or less sure of what she wants for her big day, additional decisions concerning the overall style, neckline and hemline of the wedding dress also come in to play.
Whilst many Brides believe that the only option they have when trying to find their wedding dress is to scour shops and try on hundreds of gowns (no joke!), there is another way. This section provides an insight in to the different things to think about as well as an explanation terms used in the industry which can baffle us common folk!
So from fabric to accessories, and from bodices to trains you’ll find all the information you need in this part of the site to make an informed choice. You can be sure once you've read all the articles that we have to offer, that you'll be able to track down the weddung dress of your dreams far quicker than those Bride's who are scouring shops with their fingers crossed! Check out the links in the left hand menu and begin your quest to track down the perferct wedding gown.
Related: There are hundreds of wedding articles on the site, each filled with superb ideas, advice and inspiration. Check out the links in the left hand column to read more. Alternatively, to search for a local wedding venue, product or service provider, try our Wedding Directory. With over 13,000 companies already listed, you're sure to find what you're looking for.