There are many important decisions to be made when planning a wedding, but in our opinion, none hold more gravitas than saying ‘yes’ to the dress.
After all, no one is making a TV show about picking a venue.
Finding the dress is akin to finding ‘The One’—every bride’s perfect match is unique to them.
What makes a wedding dress the perfect fit is all in the eye of the beholder, from choosing between lace and silk, sleeves and trains, white or a non-traditional colour, the possibilities are endless.
Then, of course, there’s the silhouette—mermaid, A-line, empire, sheath, and so on—and the dreaded budget.
As a once-in-a-lifetime decision you’ll look back on through photos for years to come, the pressure can be overwhelming.
To make the search a little easier, we’ve rounded up the wedding dress brands and designers you should know and shop before uttering that all important word: ‘yes’.
For: The sleek, sophisticated bride.
For: The designer bride.
For: The fashion bride on a budget.
For: The bride after simple elegance.
For: The low-key modern bride.
For: The bride who loves tradition.
For: The feminine bride who loves a little sparkle or lace.
For: The bride who loves lace and silk.
For: The designer bride with classic style
For: The bride who loves delicate details and statement silhouettes.
For: The style-savvy bride straying from tradition.
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