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Before You Buy Your Wedding Dress

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 174

Do you sometimes wonder why people do certain things? Like why go through the trouble of buying an expensive wedding dress that will be used for just one day? Why not just find a nice dress that you can wear on regular occasions after the actual wedding day instead of spending a fortune on a wedding dress? Well, some traditions are here to stay. Instead of spending too much time and energy pondering them, the best you can do is accept them and adapt them to suit your needs. Take for example tradition of wedding gowns. All over the world, wedding gowns worn by brides on their wedding day are a revered tradition. In fact, half the congregation looks forward to the wedding dress more than anything else.

If you are planning your wedding and looking for information as to how you can spice your wedding dress, you need to do your homework. You need to understand the journey that wedding gowns have traveled over time. This way, you will be better placed to make a good decision when it comes to choosing your own wedding dress.

Have you been sampling wedding gowns that are not white in color while wondering whether you are on the right track? Well, you are. There is no law against wedding gowns that are, say, purple, red or true black in color. In fact, centuries ago, the bridal gowns that were made in these colors were a preserve of the wealthy. Wealthy brides wore dresses of color adorned with jewels such that they actually glittered in the sunshine of a summer wedding day. Fast forward to today, and you can actually afford to look good on your wedding day without digging a hole in your pocket.

After the color wedding gowns followed the white wedding gown. Unfortunately, white did not appear to be a practical shade for most purposes. This saw it quickly ditched for other favorites, namely pink and blue. In the 1800s, gray become a favorite among brides from poorer families. This is because they could wear the wedding dresses after the wedding day. All the dresses needed were a few adjustments from a tailor and they were good to go.

The traditional wedding dress as we know it today is a product of the 1800s. With time, it has evolved to take on different looks to suit the taste of the modern woman. What every bride should know is that when it comes to choosing a wedding dress, you have to keep in consideration what your needs are. This means understanding your body shape and getting a dress that flatters you. It also means getting a dress that will suit the venue. If you are thinking of a garden wedding, you might want to go for a dress that is not heavily decorated. This is because it might prove cumbersome.

It is also important that you sample wedding dresses that are within your financial means. You might also want to get a dress that will not clash with the bridesmaid dresses.

Kelly Spinks is the author of this article on Wedding Dresses. Find more information, about Bridal Gowns here.

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