While wedding dresses are traditionally white, today’s brides are beginning to explore the idea of other colors for their dress. Some brides want to stick out from the crowd, while others simply want something more interesting than traditional white. Either way, choosing a wedding dress color can be a tricky task.
When deciding on a color for your wedding dress it is important to consider the colors you look the best in. The color of your wedding dress should flatter your skin tone and be a color you enjoy wearing. Think about what your favorite color is and figure out if it will work for your wedding dress.
If choosing a color is too overwhelming on your own, it is best to talk to a wedding professional. A professional will help you come up with viable ideas for your dress color. They will have knowledge about which colors are seasonal and fashionable. For example, if you are getting married during the summer a soft pastel color makes for a seasonal and fashionable wedding dress. A wintertime wedding calls for rich, deep colors and a springtime wedding is best suited to bright colors.
Often the easiest place to shop for a colored wedding dress is a prom dress store, as they generally have a wide selection of them, whereas most bridal stores don’t. If you do find yourself shopping at a bridal store, consider looking at dresses meant for a bride’s mother. Many of these colored dresses can also serve as a wedding gown.
An increasing number of brides are choosing blush as their wedding dress color. This light pink shade is great for the most feminine brides and you might find that it is the best color choice for you. Many brides choose blush because it perfectly captures the romance of the day, but it also looks amazing with ambient lighting such as that from sparklers for weddings or party lanterns that are often used for outdoor ceremonies.
You may find that after shopping for a colored wedding dress you are considering choosing a white one instead. If this is your ultimate choice, there are various shades of white that lend themselves well to wedding dresses. The most popular alternative to the standard white wedding dress is an ivory one. However, even in the case of a white dress you need to consider the season you are getting married during. Off white is appropriate anytime, but if you are getting married in the spring you should also consider bone and cream colors. During the fall season champagne and oyster are fitting shades of white for your dress. When considering any shade of white you need to take into account the lighting in your wedding venue.
No matter what color you choose for your wedding dress it is important to obtain a fabric swatch in your chosen color. This allows you to choose accessories and bridesmaids dresses that will complement your dress, which should be a factor in your decision.
As long as you are happy with the color of your dress, you will have made the right choice.