We’re all gathered around our beautifully designed flat screen plasma TVs, drooling over Cate Blanchett’s simple yet elegant gown designed by the famous Galliano. Then Jennifer Lopez’s princess-inspired ensemble appears on your TV and bam! – there it is – the style of dress you want to wear when walking down the aisle. I’m talking about the 87th Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet, in case you weren’t sure.
Pictures, your beautiful memories and your stunning wedding dress are the top three things that stay with you long after your Wedding Day. Hence, why it is important to wear the dress of your dreams. Sure, JLo looks stunning but why break the bank trying to replicate a look that, to be honest, is great but not your own.
It is important for brides to use red carpet looks as inspiration. However, your dress should be a reflection of your own personal style. Be sure to shop around. See what is on the racks at some of your favorite stores. Start getting ideas from various places in order to determine what kind of dress you will wear. Of course, be sure to allot ample time for this process. Once you’ve chosen your dress, it normally takes about 3-4 fittings and alterations before the final product is complete.
You can also seek out designer gowns at a fraction of the cost. For instance, many designers hold sample sales at various times of the year. Another option is to scout out your favorite wedding dress retailer for affordable designer dresses. For instance, Vera Wang has a chic line at David’s Bridal which, in my opinion, rocks!
Points to be taken:
1. Be sure your dress is a reflection of who you are
2. Keep an eye open for sample sales of your favorite designers
3. Check out those retailers with designer dresses