Updated: Apr 21, 2022
Getting married is a huge milestone for any bride in their relationship and in life. Finding the perfect dress is an essential step in the puzzle of wedding planning. Shopping for a dress early is always the best plan, as you don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute to find the perfect dress.
Look for Inspiration
Before you even begin the dress hunt, look for inspiration for your wedding dress. Get to know the different styles, fabrics, Colours, and lengths. You don't need to have the exact dress you want in mind, in fact, it may be better that you don't lock yourself into a box, but have an idea of what you definitely like and what you aren’t as fond of.
Try on a Bunch
When you go to your bridal appointment, try on a bunch of different dresses in a number of shapes, styles, materials, and Colours. No time you try on a dress is a waste; you either find something you like or something you don’t like and can avoid in future dresses. Once you narrow down which silhouette you like and don't like, you can shift your focus to material, then colour and so on.
Be Open to Suggestions
Keep an open mind when it comes to dress styles. Who knows? You might thoroughly enjoy a dress style you never even thought to consider. One suggestion you should stick to is your budget. The last thing you need is to fall in love with a dress and then quickly have to let it go because the price tag did not match. That's why we recommend only trying on dresses in your price range.
Consider Your Venue
Are you getting married on a farm? A beach? In a forest? Each of these venues has a different general theme. The wrong dress may not look bad, but it could clash with the venue and overall theme of the wedding.
Think About the Weather
An outdoor wedding in July is going to have much different weather than one in December. An outdoor wedding in winter can be stunning, but as a bride, opt for a dress with longer sleeves. Similarly, you don't want to be too hot in the summertime, so look for a dress with low or no sleeves.
Looking to book an appointment to find your perfect outdoor venue dress? Book it today with Blu Ivory Bridal in Toronto. With a deep selection of dresses, you will find one that fits both your personal style and custom venue.