Weddings are a significant event not only for the couple,
but also for their family, friends and relatives. They
require a lot of preparation and involve paying attention
to intricate details that are necessary for making the
event a grand success. Making decisions about the bridal
gown, groom’s wedding dress, parents’ dresses,
and bridesmaids’ dresses is an integral part of
the overall wedding planning. These factors need due
consideration to make the event memorable for all those
who are involved.
The most important thing in any wedding is probably
the decision regarding the selection of the bridal gown
or bridal dress that the bride wears during the wedding.
The bride needs to select a dress that best suits her
style, looks, and stature. For selecting the most appropriate
dress, one needs to start searching for the dress well
in advance to avoid making any hasty decisions. One
needs to start searching three to four months before
the actual wedding date and try to cover as many shops
as possible during this period. This will give an idea
as to what is available and what type of dress will
be most suitable. It is necessary to keep record of
all the dresses one likes, as it is very easy to forget
when one is visiting two to three shops per day. While
making the final decision, it is necessary to ask for
suggestions from family members or trusted friends in
order to select the most appropriate dress. Although
prices hardly matter when it comes to buying a bridal
gown, they may be considered when the bride has selected
more than one dress and each of them are priced differently.
In such cases, going for the cheapest one is the right
thing to do.
After selecting the bridal gown, the next step is to
select the bridesmaids’ dresses. Their lengths
need to be more or less the same as that of the bride’s
dress. If it is difficult to find such a type of dress,
one can always use any other wedding dress as long as
its overall style is in keeping with the tone of the
wedding. One must also remember that such guidelines
do not apply to informal weddings held in an open environment
such as on a beach or any other outdoor location.
After all this is done, it is the turn of the parents
to decide what they will wear on the wedding day. Traditionally,
the bride’s mother first selects her dress and
then informs the groom’s mother about the dress
details so that she can purchase a dress of similar
style and looks. However, this system is no longer a
norm and it is acceptable for the mothers to wear any
dress in which they feel comfortable. Fathers need to
wear suits if the wedding is to be held in an informal
environment whereas if the wedding is a black-tie or
white tie affair, they may be required to wear a tuxedo.
If the families are looking for cheap deals, they can
log on to websites that offer wedding dresses at incredibly
low prices. They can also search for websites that specialize
in second-hand dresses or out of business sales.