Wedding gowns are the centerpiece of great weddings. Selecting the perfect dress begins with planning the type of ceremony you wish for. Would you prefer a formal service in a religious building? A semi-formal affair in another venue? Perhaps an informal service in a garden setting is what you like. Once you've made this decision, the right choice of dresses becomes clearer.
Formal wedding gowns are usually full-skirted ball gowns or A-line dresses with a fitted bodice and full skirt. White is the traditional color of choice, but modern brides often choose a dress in pink, blue, yellow or other colors. Choosing a formal wedding doesn't necessarily mean you can't have your choice of wedding dress colors.
Semi-formal weddings also lend to full skirts and A-line dresses, but the bride has even more options for the style of dress she wears. Great choices for semi-formal events include empire waist dresses, cowl neck dresses, one-shoulder dresses and short sleeve dresses. If you choose a dress with no straps or very little fabric on top, make sure the venue is warm enough at the time of year and time of day you plan to wed.
Brides who choose informal ceremonies have even more options for the style of dress they choose. Wrap dresses, three-quarter sleeves and cross-back dresses look wonderful at informal services and are comfortable for the bride to wear for many hours while posing for photos, hugging and kissing guests, dancing, and standing in lines to greet guests or open gifts. A jacketed dress is a wonderful option for brides who have indoor ceremonies and outdoor receptions or brides who marry in a location that experiences radical temperature changes.
Regular, petite and plus size dresses are available by Eliza J, Alex Evenings, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and many more.
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