It’s finally summer and if you’re getting married this year, it’s safe to assume that you’re busy attending to last minute details. If you are planning on getting married during the summer of next year, now is the perfect time to begin the search for your dream gown.
Summer weddings can provide the perfect mix of beautiful weather and impeccable fashion. You may already have a vision for your gown or know exactly which designer you want to seek out. Perhaps a Peter Langner, or the newcomer Isabelle Armstrong, which continues to create a buzz since showing its first collection in October 2013 in New York. If you’re preparing for your summer wedding, make sure you keep these tips in mind.
Remember the heat
Typically, the beginning of June provides the perfect early summer breeze and lower temperatures, but as the summer heats up we can easily get into the 90-degree range with high humidity. To keep cool and comfortable, you want a gown made from natural fabrics, true silk fabrics, not polyester. Exquisite Bride works with designers who pride themselves on working with the best fabrics available. Lea Ann Belter is known for her light as air silk dupioni that brides adore for their summer weddings.
Shop with everything you plan on wearing
When you go gown shopping, you should plan on bringing any special accessory that you want to incorporate into your look. Perhaps your grandmother gave you a necklace that is of special significance or your mother would like you to wear her veil. These items should complement your gown and be worked in from the start to provide a clear vision of your wedding day look. It’s always great to add new accessories with old and make it truly your style. Keep in mind that you want to choose your accessories early and not wait until the last minute. Accessories need to be ordered as well in better salons. They are ordered especially for you so take your time choosing them and give yourself some lead time.
Size shop accurately, not ideally
You may be committed to meeting a weight loss goal before you walk down the aisle, but you should still shop for a wedding dress based on your current size instead of your ideal size. In fact, a reputable bridal salon will always advise ordering the size you are at the time of purchase according to the specific designer’s measurement guide. Remember, you can always take a dress in, but you can’t let it out.
Know your best shade of white
White may seem like a pretty straightforward color, but there are a variety of shades and there is no such thing as a simple white dress. In fact, a bright white, or a paper white if you will, is most difficult to find in silk fabrics. They typically have a warmer white tone to the fabric. Keep in mind that most designers use their own verbiage to describe their whites versus their ivory gowns. You may hear terms like, “soft white,” “pearl,” “silk white” because most natural fabrics won’t be a bright white that you may find in a polyester. If you are set on a white gown, remember, you won’t match your husband-to-be’s white shirt or the table linens at your venue … and why would you want to? Softer whites and ivory tones have a more luxurious look to them and really bring out the best in whatever your skin tone happens to be.