August 20th, 2012 by Orchid Bud
Before I show you all my actual dress, or before I even start to write the post about it, I want to give you all some useful tips, some things to consider as you shop for your dress that I wish I had considered as I shopped for mine. More goes in to our look on the day we say “I Do” than just our dress: hair, shoes, jewelry, etc. And if you’ve been thinking of a specific choice for any of those accessories, there’s a slight chance that those fantasies of yours may not be the perfect choice for your dress. It will help tons if you have these decisions made, or at least fairly certain of what you want, before you go dress shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dress. It is the perfect dress for me. But I do wish I had put more thought into these things before I got serious about my dress, because I have had to change some of the things I wanted to do with my look. Once I got my dress, perfect as it is, the things I initially wanted to do no longer worked. Here are some things for you to consider before you go dress shopping:
Shoes: Let’s start from the bottom, shall we? Shoes are a crucial part to any outfit we ladies wear. If the shoes don’t match the outfit, they have the potential to mess up our whole appearance. Luckily, most brides are wearing white the day they walk down the aisle. And white, as we know, is the universal color of matching. Any color goes with white, so the color of your shoe isn’t that important. What is a concern, however, is the height of your slipper.
Now, if you are not going to wear a high heel on your day, or if you want a shorter wedding dress, then ignore this whole paragraph. However, if neither of those situations apply to you, then heed my warning: consider the size of your heel before you go dress shopping. Either have an idea of how high you want to go, or even already have the heels purchased before you go dress shopping and bring them with you to wear while you try dresses on. If they will need to measure you for your dress once you’ve made a decision, it will be helpful for the seamstress making your dress to have an idea of what your height will be when you are in your “I Do” heels. Buying your dress without at least an idea of how high you’re wanting to go with your heel could lead to your dress being too short once you’re wearing both the dress and the shoes. And you’ll have that little thing that I always hate to have in a long, formal dress where the dress doesn’t flow all the way to the ground, and everyone can see your feet peeking through the bottom. Consider how tall you already are, and then think about how much height you want to gain for your wedding day.
I meant to do this before I got the dress, I really did. I had it in mind and everything. Then, I ended up finding the dress way earlier than I anticipated. This doesn’t bother me because I don’t want to go that high with my wedding heel, but if you’re wanting height, then I suggest considering this before you go for the dress.