Do you want to blend in? Or, do you want to stand out? Do you want the focus on you? Or, do you want the focus on the ceremony? There's nothing wrong with any of those choices, but it does play a significant role in choosing the perfect wedding dress.
To Complement or Contrast
The choice to complement the venue or to wear something that contrasts with it, can really make an impact on the ceremony as a whole. Wait, you have chosen your venue, right? If not, then maybe some of these ideas will help you pick the one that's right for your event.
Rural or rustic venues
Will your ceremony take place in a more rustic setting, like a barn, farm, or any venue that will take advantage of rustic tones? Something more relaxed and vintage will blend in with the reds, oranges, and earthy tones of a rural venue.
Maybe you're a wild-at-heart city girl, and you want that to come through despite the venue. It can make for a sharp contrast and statement about exactly who you are. Something with a modern look and straighter lines can work.
Urban or downtown venues
City venues demand you go for something modern with a simpler design. Clean lines will fit in perfectly with the urban décor. Alternatively, you may want to show that while you're in the city, your heart belongs to a wilder locale. Consider something more free flowing.
If you're exchanging vows in the church or the local hall, then you can go all-in on the traditional look. There's still a place for traditional gowns—they're not going anywhere anytime soon.
Then again, maybe you want to strike a chord. Show that while you don't mind the traditional wedding, you're certainly not the traditional bride-to-be. If that's how you feel, try something completely non-traditional, like a wedding skirt rather than a gown.
See What a Bridal Expo Has to Offer
Many modern brides-to-be want something unique or drastically different. They want wedding attire that expresses who they are. There's room for the traditional as well as the modern.
When you're looking for ideas and other offerings at a bridal show, keep your preferred venue in mind. You may just come across something that matches the venue perfectly, or something that contrasts with it in just the right way. It's your day. Find the wedding attire that's best for you.
I still remember my first wedding. Because I was in a hurry to get everything done, I just chose the run-of-the-mill option for every aspect of the ceremony. Instead of finding a minister who knew me and the groom, I just took whoever was available. Instead of custom designing my cake, I chose it out of a big, boring book. Unfortunately, all of these design oversights led to a wedding that was really bland. However, that marriage only lasted a few years, and before I knew it, I had a chance to do things again. The next time around, I added special touches that made a big difference. Read my website to find out how to make your wedding better.