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How to find the perfect wedding dress

One of the biggest talking points of many weddings is the dress.

Finding the perfect dress is a key part of wedding planning and can, for many people, be a really personal choice that allows them to stamp more of their personality on their big day.


Where to start looking

Shopping for wedding dresses can be a fun and exciting time. Look for local bridal shops and boutiques where you can go and start trying on dresses. You can then work out the sort of dresses you like and which ones you feel most comfortable in.

Maybe make a day of the initial dress shopping. Go to have a look around with some of your bridesmaids, for example, and go out for lunch. The whole process should be fun and enjoyable so why not play up to that?

Browsing some bridal shops then going out for afternoon tea is a great way to get everyone excited and looking forward to the wedding.


The right style

Trying on wedding dresses will likely mean trying on a variety of different styles trying to find something that works for you and your shape.

Talk to the staff in the shop, lean on their experience and expertise to find the right dress for you. You might think a particular style won’t suit you or won’t look right, but, remember, there is no harm in trying on a dress, just to see what it looks like. Even if it doesn’t look right, you can know what works and what doesn’t, helping to narrow down your search.


Within budget

Outside of the venue and the photographer, the dress will probably be one of the biggest expenses in your wedding budget.

Much like looking at specific styles, having a set budget in mind for your dress can help to narrow down your choice. However, as your dress is such a key part of your wedding, it’s worth setting some of your budget to one side to be flexible – especially if you find a perfect dress that’s just outside of your budget.


Fitting in with the look of your wedding

Your choice of wedding dress could be influenced by the look and theme of your wedding.

For example, if you want a big, glitzy wedding, you might want to go for a larger dress with lots of sparkle to really tie into the look of your day. Or you might want something more traditional and simpler, if you’re having that sort of wedding.

Remember there are no right or wrong choices when it comes to your wedding dress. The final choice comes down to what you want to wear when you get married.

At the Shireburn Arms, we have a dedicated team of wedding planners that can help you to arrange everything from the look of your wedding to the logistics, the walk down the aisle to last orders at the bar.


To find out more about having your dream wedding at the Shireburn Arms, get in touch with our Dream Makers to arrange a showaround.

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