Choosing a wedding dress
1. One of the most important things when choosing a wedding dress is to know the general shape and silhouette of the dress before you go going shopping. Before you get lost in the all the different words and terms used for a wedding dress and the design process , consider the basic structure of the dress. Bridal gown shapes fall into six categories: Empire, A-line, sheath, fit-and-flare, ball gown, and mermaid. Try on one of each the first time you go shopping for your gown — it’ll will soon become clear which works best for you and your body type.
2. In choosing a wedding dress , don’t underestimate the cost. “Just because you have $2,000 set aside for your wedding dress doesn’t necessarily mean that you can buy a $1,500 gown,” Factor in tax, shipping (if you’re not buying off-the-rack) and alterations. Some salons cap alterations at a certain amount whereas others charge a flat fee.
3. In choosing a wedding dress you should start your search about a year prior to your wedding date. Designer gowns should be ordered six to nine months in advance to make sure there is enough time for delivery and alterations. You might decide to customize your dress by adding lace or beading or by modifying the neckline or even extending the train, it can take even longer, so plan accordingly. Running short on time? Ask your consultant if your dress of choice can be rush delivered for an extra cost.
Big Thanks Band has played at dozens of weddings and seen almost every type and shape of wedding dress imaginable. Some are elaborate and complicated and others are very simple and no less charming. The thing that we as a wedding band find important is that you can actually move on the dance floor in it! Same goes for the bridal party, if everyone is comfortable and ready to shake and boogie to the Big Thanks Band then we are happy and I’m sure you will enjoy the night more also!
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