Size doesn’t matter ;-)

To answer the age old question:  Size Does Not Matter!  Ok, maybe I’m not speaking in the context of the original question… rather I am referring to the selection of a bridal gown.  People work very hard every day to maintain or achieve a goal weight, or there are those of us that haven’t reached a goal or have some body image issues.

As a result, dress size can be something of pride or something that you don’t want to share with your family and friends.  When you begin shopping for your bridal gown, you will find that sizes typically run smaller than standard street sized clothing.  It seems like the higher end the designer, the more skewed their dress size scale.  Don’t get hung up on the size of the dress, shop for something that flatters your silhouette and makes you feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident.  Size doesn’t matter when it comes to bridal gowns.

At Couture Bridal, we don’t talk sizes.  We don’t even have size indicators on our racks.  We want you to find a beautiful design that is right for you, not limit your selection by what size you think you should be wearing.  Remember, gowns can be altered – most will need to be altered.  Downsizing is easier is than letting a gown out.  So, when you shop, let your imagine go and don’t limit yourself based on a number.

Does the dress drive the venue or the venue drive the dress?

As we get brides in the shop, we always ask when they are getting married and if they have selected a venue yet.  About half of the brides have an idea of a venue, but others are waiting until they select their dress to ‘set the tone’.

The fun thing about current fashion trends is that anything goes!  If a bride selects a fabulous all lace fit and flair gown it could be worn for an outdoor rustic or ‘shabby chic’ wedding or it could be dressed up with a tiara and worn in an formal candlelight ceremony.  If an flowing organza sheath is selected, a destination beach wedding would be great or a beautiful ceremony in a Country Club would work as well.

We’ve had brides who want to wear cowboy boots or converse, barefoot or Jimmy Choos.  The point is, anything goes.   Don’t worry about following the rules or being judged by those who attend, it’s YOUR day.  Make it something that represents  you and your fiance’s life together.  Pick a gown that you LOVE, that makes you feel special, beautiful, and confident.  If you want to wear to wear a taffeta gown with a 9 foot train on the beach, go for it!!!!  Just have FUN!