SAY YES TO THE DRESS
A WEDDING DAY WILL NEED A WEDDING DRESS, SO HERE IS THE LOVE TIPIS GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT FROCK!
You have said yes to the big Q, now you just have to say yes to the dress!
This might be the biggest decision of your dress buying life so far, so you will need to try on a few before committing to the perfect fit. Choosing between short or long, a line or mermaid, high neckline or backless… are you scared yet?
Where you are getting hitched, and the time of year will play a big part in what you choose; As will the location and theme of your big day.
If you have chosen a tipi wedding- well done you! Chances are you are a bit of a free spirit who doesn’t like constraints, so your dress doesn’t have to be traditional. Floaty, lace or vintage work wonderfully in a woodland setting.
Ergo, you might want a complete opposite and go super sleek like the nation’s sweetheart Meghan Markle who chose Clare Waight Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy for her sophisticated, no frills gown. Complete with boat neck, three-quarter length sleeves and long train- it was perfect for a modern day princess. As was her stunningly sexy evening frock designed by Stella McCartney. The slinky halter neck with an open back is the perfect option for someone with honed shoulders and a toned back like her madge! But if you’re not quite as toned yet, make sure you have plenty of time and a personal trainer to ensure you can get wedding ready. And If you don’t have the budget to get a gown designed specifically for you, there are plenty of other options from more low key designers, and you can just use the royal gowns for inspiration.
Whether you are craving a fairy tale ball gown, which is perfect to emphasise waist and boobs; A slinky column style, for anyone with a straight up and down figure, and who can go sans bra, or bear in mind your underwear if you go for a halter neck. Try on all shapes so you know what you feel comfortable in- wedding dress shop assistants love you (honest!!) After all you are going to be the belle of the ball, and you won’t want to be grappling with your strapless gown in fear of it falling down, you want to be dancing in your frock until dawn!
Festival weddings are the perfect time to embrace your bohemian spirit, and flaunt a golden glow. Whether you opt for an off the shoulder, spaghetti straps or handkerchief hemline, add a flower crown and you’ll be set for a dream day.
Here is the Love Tipis guide to choosing your dream wedding dress. Even if you haven’t been proposed to yet! A girl can dream can’t she….
Check out some of our favourite Sussex wedding dress shops for inspiration and happy shopping!