Collaborative Post¦ When you’re getting married, there are countless aspects of your big day that you will need to organise in order for everything to run smoothly and to plan. From major decisions like the venue, the date and the cake, to smaller touches, such as paper invites, table decorations and wedding favours. Having so much to take care of can often become overwhelming. But a good way to tackle your to-do list is to focus on one area at a time. This will allow you to focus, dedicate your full attention to one aspect of the wedding day, and plan it to perfection before moving on. For now, let’s focus on clothes and accessories for your big day!
Let’s start with what you’re probably most concerned with – your dress. The dress tends to be one of the most exciting wedding purchases you will make. You’re likely to search online, create Pinterest boards of different designs you’re interested in, browse countless stores’ racks in person and try on countless different styles. Just remember to have fun with the process rather than letting it become something stressful and unpleasant. Start searching way in advance of your wedding date to give yourself plenty of time. Remember, if you find the perfect dress but it doesn’t quite fit, you could always consider alterations too!
Accessories will help to complement or show off your dress. So, choose them wisely. You might want to opt for two pairs of shoes to be worn throughout the day. Many brides like to wear heels, but have a pair of flats for when their feet tire. In terms of jewellery, you may want to focus on finding the perfect necklace for your wedding, beautiful earrings or anything else. Some brides even opt for a tiara!
If you have bridesmaids, you’re likely to need to focus on bridesmaid dresses. This can be tricky, as your bridesmaids may all have different tastes, body shapes or sizes. What’s important here is to make sure that all of your bridesmaids are comfortable with the decision you make. You don’t want anybody feeling uncomfortable all day for the sake of aesthetics. Remember your bridesmaids don’t all necessarily need to be in exactly the same dress either. You could opt for the same colour and materials in different styles and cuts to suit everyone!
Of course, you’re probably going to want to outline a dress code for the rest of your guests. This will help to ensure that nobody wears anything inappropriate and can even help guests to match into the theme of your wedding. Try not to be too specific with this dress code. Not everyone will necessarily have the spare cash to go out and buy a full new outfit to fit in with it. Just keep things simple. You could request smart, smart casual or neutral colours, for example.
These are just a few areas to focus on, but they’re often the main ones. Hopefully, the above information will help you along the way!
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