Wedding dress shopping comes with its own language, and the more you know about which wedding dress styles flatter you, the easier shopping for your wedding dress will be. Before you even set foot in a salon, read up on some of the lingo you’ll encounter there. Familiarize yourself with the wedding gown and all of its parts: skirt details, fabric,neckline, waistline, sleeve style, finishes, and train. Learn the basic dress silhouettes, and figure out which one will best suit your body.
Now is also the time to consider the formality of your ceremony and the features of the site. Your wedding gowns should also reflect the time and place of your bridal. A formal candlelit ceremony is not the time to be sporting a short sundress, nor is an afternoon garden party the place to break out the cathedral-length train and veil.
ake a minute to close your eyes and envision yourself as a bride. What do you see? Are you wearing a full ball gown with your hair in romantic ringlets? Or are you outfitted in an ethereal, flowing wedding dress and loose hair sprinkled with flowers? Write down six adjectives that best describe how you want to look and feel on your wedding day. Some examples:sophisticated, over-the-top, classic, princess, sexy, boho.