There are two things that everyone will remember about any wedding; the cake, and the dress. Most brides are able to choose the cake with the help of an expert baker, and easily make this piece of the wedding spectacular. But picking the dress for the bride, as well as the fashion for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and groomsmen can be more challenging.
Some other things to consider for the bride and bridesmaids include beauty treatments, hair designs, nail designs, and getting into shape for the big day.
The biggest rule of wedding fashion however, is to keep is simple and straight forward. The more complicated it is, the more chance that someone will get confused.
The bridal gown is the first order of business to consider. A bride needs a dress the represents her as a person. First she must select a silhouette that flatters her body. A-line and ball gown dresses flatter more curvaceous brides, while mermaid, straight cut, and couture silhouettes are more lovely on slender brides. There are also a variety of neck and hem lines to select from. V-neck, sweetheart, and square cut are some of the most popular necklines. A good bridal gown consultant can help you pick the dress that is best for your wedding, personality, and body type.
It is a little harder to select because there are infinitely more varieties. Itís important that the bridesmaids do not outshine the lady of the hour herself. However, every bride wants to avoid the stigma of having ugly bridesmaids dresses. Three good rules of thumb to keep in mind when picking bridesmaidís dresses are these; 1. Choose one color that fits with the other wedding colors. 2. Allow different dress styles to accommodate different body types. 3. Consider the budgets of your bridesmaids before selecting any particular brand, color, or designer.
For the mother of the bride, or mother of the groom, fashion is also important. Traditional colors for the mothers are; purple, brown, black, silver, and blue. Red or cranberry may also be used. However, while the style of these dresses should be mature and becoming, it is also vital that they not be white, ivory, or cream. No need to confuse the guests as to who the bride is!
4. Groom and Groomsmen
Fashion for the groom and his party is a bit easier. Suits for casual, tuxedos for formal, and use the colors of the wedding as accents. Discourage groomsmen from wearing vividly colored or unusual suits. For example, if your wedding color is royal purple, the groomsmen should wear royal purple vests or ties, not royal purple pants and shoes. Also make sure that your groomsmen will be able to rent or buy their outfits in time. Not everyone can afford a new tuxedo that will only be worn once, so allowing rental clothing is probably a good idea.
For the wedding guests you should also pick a loose dress code. Is your event formal or casual? Should your guests avoid any colors (other than white of course)? Keep the dress code specific enough to be a guideline but loose enough that your guests donít have to scramble for appropriate clothing.