Wedding Dresses: A Quick Guide To Choosing Your Dream Dress

Whether you've dreamed of your wedding dress since you were small or you barely put any thought into it until you said 'yes!', one of the biggest decisions about your wedding day is probably going to be about what you're going to wear when you're walking down the aisle. Choosing a dress can be a stressful period of wedding planning, so we've put together a quick guide to help you out, hopefully taking a little bit of that pressure off!

Remember to sit down

Of course, the tear-jerking moment when you see yourself in your wedding dress for the first time is likely to involve you standing in front of a mirror, but it's absolutely essential that you sit down (in multiple positions!) before you buy - you'd be surprised at how many people actually don't do this.

There are going to be plenty of moments during your big day where you'll be sitting down and, if you're not comfortable in your dress, it could cause a lot of problems and, let's face it, chaffing on what is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. So, if you take one piece of advice from us, let it be this: sit down in your dress before you buy it!

Consider who you bring with you carefully

It can be tricky to choose who you bring dress shopping with you as you're not going to want to hurt anyone's feelings, but considering your company carefully will certainly take some pressure off. If you think your conservative mother-in-law is going to hate your dream dress because it shows too much shoulder, don't bring her along. 

Similarly, if you think your bridesmaids are going to put too much pressure on you to buy the latest trend when you already set on the style you want, you can avoid that situation by simply not inviting them. You might feel a bit guilty, but it is your dress after all. 

Be open-minded

It's so easy to fall into the trap of only trying particular dresses on because they match your childhood fantasies of your wedding day, but it's important to be open-minded about the dresses you try on. Even if you hate the idea of wearing sleeves on your wedding day, you could find that a wedding dress with sleeves makes you look absolutely incredible! What looks unflattering on some people could look perfect on you, so try not to rule out too many dresses.

If you're looking for some information on how Holbrook Manor can make your wedding truly come to life, don't hesitate to contact us at or at 01963 824466. 

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