You poor bride, you. If you hear one more person gushingly proclaim that your wedding day will be ‘the most important day of your WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE’, you’ll quite simply spew burrito chunks- or whatever other comfort food you’ve been scarfing in order to cope with all the stress of planning the big day. Why is the groom not obliged to get his knickers in a knot over floral arrangements and bridesmaids dresses? Ballara Receptions have seen it all before, and work hard to ensure minimal stress for both bride and groom.
It’s not all panic and hair tearing, however. There’s genuine fun to be had in amongst trying to juggle the dietary requirements of various guests (Aunt Beatrix gets severe reflux from dairy, cousin Kitty is gluten intolerant, Dad gets gassy at the mere suggestion of lamb) Planning the purchase of your wedding dress is one task that most brides will happily devote many hours to. No matter how progressive a gal you are, the idea of a fancy, once in a lifetime frock is pretty compelling.
You’ll want to put some serious thought into what kind of a dress to wear. Consider, for example, the season in which you plan to get married. A featherlight 1920’s tea dress is a gorgeous idea, but one that probably shouldn’t be considered outside of the warmer months, lest you appear a cadaver like blue in your wedding photos. Frostbitten brides are a real turn off.
Also consider your regular style, and how far from that you’re going to feel comfortable straying. Some dresses are screamingly lovely, but if you are going to feel self-conscious wearing it on the day, keep looking. While looking beautiful is the #1 priority, you also need to feel comfortable in your own skin. This day is, after all, about who you and your partner are, and your clothing should reflect who you are as a person.