Oh NO! Just when you thought you found “The ONE”, you end up loving two wedding dresses! Now comes the big question.....
How do you choose between them? We both know it’s a tough decision. And you don't want to regret your choice later. So here's what to do because believe it or not you're not the only one this happens to. So we're offering you a few tips so you can narrow down your choices to the single best dress for you.
First: Take your time Go home and sleep on it. Then weigh the pros and cons of each dress. Consider things like how practical it is for the weather and venue. OR do you care if it's practical? Analyze each dress, are you drawn to one of them faster? Still not sure?
Next: Bring out the pictures. We've got a secret for you: your photos need to be of the dress with you wearing them! Then ask yourself: . Which dress looks prettier? . Which one highlights your best assets? . Which one makes you feel confident, and radiant? Still undecided?
Then . it's time for the final and most effective decision maker . which one would your partner like better? . Imagine his reaction when he sees you for the first time in either dress . Which dress would make his jaw drop?
If you can't decide, . discuss your choices and ask his opinion about which he one he likes more - style-wise. . You don't want him to see you in it til the big day!)
Pick that dress and you can't go wrong. . Great! There's one tough decision made! . Choosing between two dresses is just one of the many important decisions you will have to make . don't worry, we're here to support you, share opinions, ideas and give recommendations says PJ!
KISS Wedding Dress Tip:
Try out different gowns to find one best suiting your figure. Typically, there are four major silhouettes of wedding gowns:
Ball gowns best fit the traditional category. It has a full bodice and waistline that leads to a full skirt.
Empire silhouettes have a high waistline which falls to a slimmer skirt.
A-line or princess gown features vertical seams flowing from the shoulders down to an A-shaped flared skirt.
Sheath silhouettes following your body line closely.
Traveling With Your Wedding Dress
1. Call Your Specific Airline 2. Your wedding dress may be placed in an overhead bin vs the closet space (there may be more than one bride n your plane), you may not the only one vying for that closet spot. 3. Check with your airline on baggage rules for carry-on and check-in. Airlines may count your dress as a carry-on item. As with most wedding planning details, the fewer surprises the better! 4. Dress designers and airport security recommend that you pack your dress in a durable, water-proof garment bag. 5. Ask your bridal store for recommendations on packing your specific gown. Some stores will pack you gown. If you pack it yourself, a few general tips we have gleaned from pros:
Before you hang your dress in the garment bag, line it with acid-free, colorless tissue paper or plastic dry cleaner bags
To prevent the dress from getting too wrinkled, “stuff” bodice, sleeves (if your dress has them) and skirt with the acid-free paper)
Once gown is stuffed, use more paper to fill space around the dress. The goal is to secure the dress in place--
you don’t want it to move around!
Last step: layer tissue paper over the gown before closing your garment bag. (for extra protection and peace of mind,
slip the garment bag into a second bag)
NOTE: airport security asks that your dress/garment bag be able to lie flat and fit through the X-ray machine.
6. Full Steam Ahead! 7. Once at your resort, take your wedding dress out of the bag as soon as possible and hang it on a satin hanger in a spot as high as you can get, so any wrinkles can fall out. 9. We recommend that you pack your own handheld steamer. Many resorts have steamers but it’s best to know how the steamer works and that you will have it when you want it.
Ms. Pamela (PJ) Ott Director of Romance Destination Weddings.Travel & Wild Side Destinations 503-260-0557