How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Dress To Suit Your Dream Venue! - The Smiling Heart

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Dress To Suit Your Dream Venue!

Planning the perfect wedding is not as simple as finding an amazing venue and the wedding dress of your dreams – they need to complement one another!
Although we all know the wedding dress needs to be the right style for our figure, thinking about the location of the wedding and reception might not be the first thing that comes to mind when shopping for wedding dresses.
Here are some quick and easy tips to help direct you toward the style you should be looking at for your big day.

The Big Church And Formal Venue Wedding

Many of us have dreamt of having our wedding in a historic building or fancy hotel that we’ve walked past a million times growing up. If you have a stunning venue, it can be hard to find a wedding dress you feel will fit your surroundings.

You want to make sure the wedding dresses you look at for formal venues are elegant rather than completely over the top – a common mistake for many brides! These sorts of locations are perfect for a quintessential white wedding with veils and long trains, so if you have ever dreamt of a wedding dress with a long train just like Princess Diana now is your chance!

Okay, so maybe a train like that is a little bit too long, but a lace mermaid dress with a court train is a wedding dress style that combines the elegance and old-world charm perfect for a formal venue!

An Elegant Garden Soirée

There is something truly magical about a wedding that is held in a manicured, formal garden. Stunning flowers and shrubbery laid out in symmetrical patterns give a sense of whimsical organization – and you can find wedding dresses that reflect this too!

Although you will want to look for wedding dresses that are delicate looking, perhaps with floral lace embellishments, it might be best to avoid long trains and look for floor-length wedding gowns instead. The last thing you need is a visible grass stain on the back of your dress!  Floor-length chiffon wedding dresses are a fantastic option for these settings as the fabric is gentle and soft, reflecting flowers in the garden setting.

Destination Wedding

Combining a holiday with a wedding has become a popular wedding venue choice for many couples in recent years. More often than not, destination weddings are held in exotic, beach locations, calling out the need for beach wedding dresses!

The most important thing to keep in mind when looking at beach wedding dresses is to keep it simple. The location is going to be warmer than you might be used to, so the last thing you need is a big, heavy, or puffy wedding dress – you’ll be a hot, sweaty mess in no time!

The most practical style of wedding dress for this type of location is a shorter dress or asymmetrical design. For longer options, a sheath or empire cut of dress is perfect, as the wedding dress is simple and lighter than other options.