How to Choose the Perfect Dress

You want to look and feel like a princess on your wedding day, and the endless available options can make any bride feel just a little overwhelmed.  Here are a few elements to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect dress. 

Your Style

Select a dress that fits appropriately with the style of your wedding.  If you are planning a beach wedding, chose an option that reflects a more casual tone.  A long evening gown with gloves to match may not flow very well in the sand and sunshine.  If you are hosting an evening ballroom reception and a church ceremony, this is where a stunning evening gown can wow the crowd. 

Body Type

Admiring a gown displayed on a mannequin does not reflect exactly how it will look on you. We are all shaped differently.  While some choices look stunning with your figure, others may not. Consider your body type and use this guide to help with the selection process.

  • Curvy: Brides with plenty of curves may want to choose a style that isn’t too snug. Accentuate a natural shape with a dress that is flowing and comfortable.
  •  Straight-Lined: These brides can look for a dress that creates curves. A tighter fit in some areas is the key to shaping a straight figure to look its best.
  •  Tall: A dress with a lower waist line that creates a curve looks exquisite on a taller bride. 
  •  Short: Higher waist-line or A-line dresses can lengthen a petite bride. In addition, a gown flowing to the ground with some accents up top can help create a taller look.
Comfort

Once you know the style and shape of the dress you need, it is crucial to keep comfort in mind.  You want to be at ease making vows at the alter and letting loose at your reception.  When you try on the perfect dress, walk around for a while.  Sit, stand, and even dance in the gown if you can get away with it.  An extra 30 minutes can make all the difference when determining if your selection will get you through an entire evening.  Most importantly, make sure you have room to add appetizers and dinner in the mix. 

Be sure to take a few trusted friends and family along and be willing to accept their honest feedback.   Together you can find the perfect gown while having lots of fun!

Creative Wedding Transportation

Finding clever, romantic transportation ideas for you and your sweetheart is one of the more fun tasks of wedding preparation.  Whether you need a lift to the reception, or just way to ride off in style, here are our top picks. 

For You

Golf Cart: If the reception venue is close, take a moment with your new hubby and have a little fun! This option is simple and affordable. Decoration is the key to making this idea a creative masterpiece.
Wedding Transportation Golf Cart

Horse and Carriage: A romantic option that allows you to travel the streets of town feeling like a princess.  Spectators will gaze with a smile as you make your way to the reception, and the photo ops are amazing! This traditional favorite will never go out of style.
Wedding Transportation Carriage

Limousine: Commuting to your reception in a limousine is a classic way to feel comfortable while you and take a small break and sip champagne amid a very busy day.  You can let the wedding party tagalong, or just spend a few minutes alone as newlyweds. Either way, a limousine offers a stress-free ride to the party and beyond.
Wedding Transportation Limo

For Your Guests

Party Bus: This is a great alternative for guests who want to enjoy themselves without the stress of driving, especially if you are offering alcoholic beverages at the reception.  It also let’s your guests stay in a party spirit!  Play some fun music, offer snacks, and encourage plenty of comradery.  Your guests will thank you for this added treat.
Wedding Transportation Bus

Getting from Point A to Point B can be stress free if you organize the logistics beforehand.  You don’t want to worry about a ride at the last minute, especially on such an important day.