A smart bride knows that shopping for your short wedding dress is both an art and a struggle. Finding the perfect short wedding dress requires patience and a whole lot of preparation. Check out these tips every bride should know before she goes.
Before you make an appointment with a wedding dress salon, take your time and research popular short wedding dress styles so you can determine what you’re really looking for in a short wedding dress. Which silhouette is right for your body type? Trumpet short wedding dress? A-line short wedding dress? Are you partial to a certain neckline? Sweetheart? Strapless? Halter? You don’t have to make a decision before hit the store, but be you should be familiar with what’s out there, what you want, and what you’re willing to spend.
Planning a formal wedding? Keeping it beach-casual? A lace short wedding dress that’s appropriate for a black-tie affair (floor-length, with intricate detailing) looks much different than a short wedding dress that’s perfect for fun in the sun (shorter, with lighter fabric and minimal embellishments). Plan to limit your selections to gowns that are appropriate for your wedding theme. Consider the season as well. Lighter fabrics, like silk tulle, organza, and charmeuse, and tea-length skirts are fine for spring, but winter weddings call for heavier fabrics and longer lengths. Once you’ve narrowed down your style, scour the web and magazines for pictures of your favorite short wedding dress. Bring them along to your appointment so the sales associate has a better idea of what you’re looking for.