Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Beyond the Wedding Dress - Your Bridal Fashion Checklist

There are a lot of different checklists involved in planning a wedding. "Order your wedding dress" will definitely be on one of them, but over the months before your wedding, you are going to need more fashion items than just the gorgeous gown you will find at our South Florida bridal boutique. We want to make sure that you have everything you need to look your beautiful best, so here is an extended fashion checklist, beyond the wedding dress, from Angelus Bridal & Formals.   

The items that you wear underneath your beautiful bridal gown are very important. They often make the dress fit better, exactly as it was meant to. 
  • Bra
    The style of your wedding dress will dictate what type of bra that you need to wear with it. We offer an amazing bra that works wonderfully with nearly every gown, and it was designed by our very own Coco Abadi, owner of Angelus Bridal & Formals. The "Flattering Me Bra" offers real support, natural cleavage, and comfort, which are all very important aspects for your bridal bra to have. 
  • Underwear
    Nude-colored underwear is the safest color to wear under your wedding dress to avoid it showing through the fabric. If there is no risk of that, pick out a really cute pair especially for that day. It could even be your "something blue." 
  • Garter
    If you will be taking part in the tradition of the garter toss at your reception, your guests will be seeing it, so you'll want it to be extra gorgeous. If it's so pretty that you don't want your groom to throw it away, have a spare with you to use for the garter toss.   
  • Other Undergarments
    For fitted gowns, you may want to purchase a body shaper to keep everything smooth and in place. On the other hand, if you have a ball gown, you may need to purchase an extra petticoat to bring it to the fullness you desire. Pick a slip that adds to the dress's beauty. 
The Flattering Me Bra
A wonderful way to add your own personal touch to your wedding day look is with the accessories that you choose. You may want to add a few or all of the following. 
  • Veil & Headpiece
    If you decide to wear a veil, the first step is to pick a length that looks good with your gown. Your headpiece will need to work well with the chosen veil, and if you plan to remove the veil for the reception, that headpiece should look amazing on its own too. 
  • Hair Accessories
    For up-dos, think about if you will want to have special hair accessories that will show, or if you prefer more subtle things that will not compete with a headpiece you will be wearing. 
  • Jewelry
    The easiest way to pick your jewelry is to use the details on your bridal gown for inspiration. It's usually best to not mix metals. If you have heirloom pieces already that you want to wear, take them to your wedding dress shopping appointment to make sure the two go well together. 
  • Shoes
    The style is important, especially if your gown allows the shoes to be seen easily, but comfort is even more important. If you find shoes that are too amazing to resist but not easy to wear for long periods of time, have a spare pair to slip into later in the evening. 
  • Handbag
    You probably won't be carrying a purse with you the entire day, but you will want to have a small handbag for essentials like your lipstick, cell phone, etc...

More Bridal Fashions
There are lots of events before the wedding day that you will want to have something special to wear. You may want some new outfits for a few things after the wedding too. 
  • Pre-Wedding Parties
    These include engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and the rehearsal dinner. You don't have to have a brand new outfit for each, but if you work it into the budget, it's a great excuse to go shopping! 
  • Honeymoon Clothing
    If you will be leaving for the honeymoon right away, plan to have these clothes packed and ready to go before the wedding. You'll be worn out after the big celebration and not want to rush to pack after. If you are waiting a few days before heading out, you might still want to have your shopping done early and to have it out of the way. 
  • "Getaway" Outfit
    This is for the bride that wants to make a quick-change before hopping into the car to leave the reception. It's not done as often as it used to be, but if you like making wardrobe changes or will be heading straight to the airport from the wedding, this is for you. 

Don't let these additional fashion items add stress to your wedding planning. This is an area that you can really have some fun with. The consultants at our wedding dress store in Pompano Beach are happy to offer their expertise on this subject. It may sound like a lot to get together, but once you find your dream bridal gown, everything else will fall into place. 

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