Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine – Ask the Expert

Posted on March 12, 2012

Choosing your wedding dress is an important part of the wedding planning process. As brides search for the ‘perfect dress’, what should be a fun experience can sometimes end up being very stressful for brides. In the March/April issue of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine, I helped one bride on her way to finding her dream wedding gown…

Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine

I am having my wedding reception in a pretty pub in the New Forest. I haven’t started wedding dress shopping yet, but my best friend told me that since my reception will be quite casual, I can’t have a big gown. What sort of dress should I be looking at?

First and foremost, choose a dress that flatters your body shape.  You want to look and feel like a million dollars on your wedding day so if a fuller silhouette is one of the styles which suits you best, don’t rule it out.  Once you have narrowed down your selection, think about the practicalities of your wedding location as well as the time of year.  As you are getting married in a country pub you may wish to opt for a column or empire line dress with some daring detail.  Vintage inspired gowns work particularly well in a more rustic setting.


You can read this and other questions on page 99 in the March/April issue. If there is anything you would like to ask me, email it to suzanne@rsvpwedding.co.uk and I will post your questions with answers here on our blog.

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