How can you choose the perfect wedding dress for your big day?

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How can you choose the perfect wedding dress for your big day?

Ask almost any couples who are planning their Gibraltar weddings (or indeed, nuptials in any other part of the world), and they will tell you that looking and feeling their best will be one of their top priorities for their special day. And of course, this will also be the case for you if you are looking to tie the knot anytime soon. 


In this blog post, however, we will be focusing specifically on just one of the typical Gibraltar bride’s inevitable top priorities: the dress. 


Deciding on the right wedding dress for you will be a major task, and it is only natural that you will want to do plenty of research to help you make the ideal choice of dress for your needs. 


With all that in mind, we have put together the ultimate guide to choosing your dress, so that you really can ensure you will be the belle of the ball on your big day.


  • Consider your shape 


All women have different body shapes, and what looks great on your best friend may not be the most flattering design for you. It is also important to avoid simply following fashion, and to instead select a cut and style that is genuinely well-suited to you.


If you are petite, consider a dress with a shorter length. Skirts that cut off at the ankle or just below the knee can be particularly flattering, and avoid the risk of you being swamped in material. 


If, on the other hand, you have an hourglass figure, consider enhancing this with a classic nipped-in waist, or opt for cute sleeves if you are conscious of your arms. The trick is to find the dress that makes you look and feel every inch as beautiful and desirable as you know you truly are. 


  • Consider the location


The location of your wedding will be another vital factor when deciding on a dress; a ceremony amid the Iberian sun of Gibraltar will typically require a different gown to a classic country house event in the UK. 


Consider the climate and temperature when picking a fabric, and decide whether you would prefer a more formal look, or something relatively relaxed and casual – the latter, for instance, may be especially well-suited to seaside backdrops. 


  • Make sure you are comfortable 


Finding a gorgeous dress is, of course, important. But it is also crucial to make sure you are as comfortable as possible – you will wish to be able to have fun and focus on your beloved during your special day, instead of feeling uncomfortable and restricted. Make sure you try on your dress and move around, so that you can be confident of being happy to wear it all day.


Final thoughts: it really is a question of picking the most suitable wedding gown for you  


Finding the perfect dress can be a challenge, but the trick is to pick the perfect option for you. With a little research, plenty of shopping, and our top tips, you can help ensure your wedding photographs will be images that you can treasure for years to come.


And if you would appreciate some direct help with the planning of your own nuptials at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, why not get in touch with our own experts in all things Gibraltar weddings today? Here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings, we would be pleased to discuss how we could work with you when you reach out to us via phone or email