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9 things to do when choosing your wedding dress

9 things to do when choosing your wedding dress

Written by Katie Byrne

The team at Mon Cheri Bridals UK share their tips for finding your dream gown...


#1 Start your search asap! 

Like, now. It surprises many brides how long it takes to a) find their perfect wedding dress and b) get it ordered - and that's not including the additional time you'll need for fittings and alterations.

#2 Know in advance when you're planning to get married

The season you're preparing to say 'I do' in will be hugely influential over which style of wedding dress you choose to buy. For example, if you're a summer bride, you might not want a heavily embroidered, sleeved gown. Likewise: preparing to marry in the winter? That shoulder-baring mini you've been eyeing might not be the one for you (or if it is, make sure you have a chic cover-up to keep you warm!).

Mon Cheri wedding dressesBoth dresses: David Tutera for Mon Cheri.

#3 Similarly, don't forget to consider your venue

The wedding dress you'd wear for a dreamy destination wedding isn't the same you'd choose for a traditional ballroom reception. Because obviously

#4 Don't over-look your wedding theme or colour scheme

You've picked the perfect lilac details to decorate your day - so be sure to think twice before you say 'I do' to that beautiful ombre pink wedding gown that caught your eye. (Although, let's be honest: some gowns are worth changing the colour scheme for...!)

#5 Know how much you have to spend 

lan what you can afford for your gown and try and look at gowns within your budget.

Sophia Tolli wedding dressesBoth dresses: Sophia Tolli.

#6 Consider the type of wedding you're holding

Are you planning a civil or religious ceremony? The type of celebration you've got planned might well influence your style of wedding gown: for example, you might need to cover your shoulders in a house of worship.

#7 Don't over-look your own personal style

It's all too easy to forget to consider your own personal style, as well as your body shape. You need to feel 100% comfortable in your wedding gown - so don't pick a dress that makes you feel self-conscious or is too tight.

#8 Trust your instincts

Because when you know, you know!

Both dresses: David Tutera for Mon Cheri.

#9 Finally: do your research

Do some research: consider the kind of style(s) you'd like to try on in advance of visiting bridal boutiques. Without giving it some prior thought, you can all too easily be overwhelmed by options and the opinions of other people. (Cough, Maid of Honour).

Start the search for your dream wedding dress now by browsing the latest collections from Sophia Tolli and David Tutera for Mon Cheri.

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