So you have booked your destination wedding and now you are searching for your dream dress. There are 10 very important things you need to think about before you hit the boutiques……
It’s very hot in Cyprus, and you need to find a dress that will fit in with the sand and surf, but that you will still feel like a princess in. Ball gowns are too heavy, and you don’t want too many layers in the high heat and humidity.
You need to know how much you are going to spend on your dress. You don’t want to fall in love with a beautiful gown that’s not within your budget. Dress shopping should be a fun and amazing experience, you don’t want to feel disappointed and deflated, when you try on a dress that you just can’t afford.
Trying on dresses that are all wrong for your body shape can be really discouraging. Every woman has a signature silhouette that they wear to accentuate their best bits, and disguise the areas they don’t like. Sticking with a silhouette that you know and love, will make you feel confident and beautiful.
It can be really difficult when your friends and family don’t instantly love the dress that you have your eye on. You have to trust your instincts, and if you feel right in it, and you think it’s the one – go for it!!
Sometimes it’s good to be a little daring, and try on a dress that’s a little different to your regular style. Keep your mind open to different styles and silhouettes, and you might be surprised by the results.
Talk to your friends and family before you head to the dress shop. Let them know the colour and style you’re looking for, so you’re all on the same page.
The dresses you try on won’t always be a perfect fit, but remember wedding dresses can be altered and tailored to suit your size and body shape. Try to visualise how the gown will look once it’s nipped and tucked in the right places.
Some brides are lucky enough to find the perfect dress as soon as they enter the store. If you know your own style, and you know what looks great on you and your figure, it is possible that the first dress you try will be your dream dress. Don’t question yourself – when you find the one you will know!
If you’ve found that perfect dress, and you can’t stop looking at your reflection in the mirror with awe – stop shopping!! There is no point in trying on more and more dresses you’ll just start to question yourself.
Every girl likes to customise her look, and bridal accessories aren’t cheap. Make sure you leave a few pennies in your budget for the lingerie, shoes, jewellery and hair accessories.
No matter what you choose we are sure you’ll look stunning. We can’t wait to see all your gorgeous gowns!! x x