Selecting the right wedding dress and the right wedding hairstyle are the most important decisions you will make ever. This is your big day, and after the groom you cannot ignore your quotient of style!
Regarding the wedding gown you will be spoilt for the right choice because of the variety of color, styles and shapes they are available in. subsequent importance must be given to how you will wear your hair, and at the end the wedding dress and the hairstyle must complement each other to complete the look.
If you ask me what to do, then I would advice you to go shopping without any expectations. It is sure that you already have envisioned the type of dress that you would like to see on yourself on the big day, but it is common knowledge that 75% of the brides carry home something quite different from what they had in mind. Going wedding shopping is a most enjoyable activity, and never again in your life would have the scope to experiment with that many numbers of wedding gowns!
One of the costliest wedding ventures of your life would be selecting your wedding gown. The majority of the people who specializes in wedding dresses would be come an extra step to help you in the selection, and will freely allow you to go to the trial room as many times as you want. There are a small number of places though where you would need to book ahead to get appointments. Remember Julia Robert in Pretty Woman when she visits Rodeo Drive and what she faces? If you apprehend the same treatment in your place, chuck the idea of going there at all. You should never be forced to make a choice in a hurry and nor should you be treated like a third class citizen.
Until the moment you hit on the right dress for you, you should keep on trying every style because you never know what would ultimately give you the best shape. Try out different skirt and bodice, bias cut, all-in-one empire line, spaghetti straps, strapless, short sleeves, long sleeves, off the shoulder, tulle, silk, organza, with and without a petticoat. You can also carry with you some hair clips so that while you are trying out the different dress style you can also change the look of your hair and know what goes with what.
There are many bridal magazines now available, so before you venture out shopping you can browse through their pages to get ideas. This way you will know beforehand some of the designers, fabrics, colors, shapes and styles, so that you can form an opinion about the wedding dress. In the bridal magazines, you will surely come across different hairstyles for a wedding. But keep your expectations as per your individual tastes and how much it will suit you; models in the pages of a magazine look good in whatever they wear, which may not necessarily work for you too.
Among all the models try to one who shares your face shape and skin tone. Also mix and match hairstyles and wedding gowns – many a times a particular hairstyle looks especially beautiful with a particular wedding gown.
As an instance, tall, slim brides look fetching in simple dresses of silk with cropped and short hairdos or tousled curls all falling round her face and neck, while wedding dresses that are without straps look gorgeous with hair all fitted up together.
When you arrive at a shop that sells wedding gowns, brief the assistant about the kind of dress that you would like. Try that on yourself and get a feel of the dress. But the assistant may have a different suggestion for you, which you can also give a try. They are veterans in this profession and have handled so many brides that they will instinctively know just by looking at you and conversing with you, what would go best with your personality. Be adventurous and give yourself another chance. It is never a cliché to say, “You will just know when you try on the right one!” because it rings with truth.
Go ahead and also ask them about hairstyles, because they just might have a few tips up their sleeves about hairstyles too!