When it’s time for your wedding there is one very important consideration for the bride in particular
When it’s time for your wedding there is one very important consideration for the bride in particular. That’s her wedding dress. Every bride wants a dress that not only reflects her personality but looks beautiful on her.
There are many styles and colors of wedding dresses but a perfect choice for many women is an ivory wedding dress. It complements every skin tone and whether floor length or knee length fits in perfectly with any wedding ceremony.
A popular choice in recent years is to have a wedding on the beach. Many people incorporate their honeymoon plans into their wedding plans by holding the ceremony and the reception on the beach. A short ivory wedding dress can add a tropical feel to the occasion.
If you are planning a very formal wedding there is also an ivory wedding dress for you
If you are planning a very formal wedding there is also an ivory wedding dress for you. Some women envision a wedding dress with a long train and yard and yards of lace. You can find an ivory wedding dress that has these details or you can always have a dress made specifically for you.
For practical terms many brides decide on a wedding dress that can be used again. This will usually be a shorter length ivory wedding dress with less bead or lace detail on it. A good choice if you are considering this approach is a dress with a small jacket. This can be worn to many functions. Choosing this type of dress is a great investment as the bride can get quite a bit of wear out of it.
If there are budgeting concerns you may want to consider purchasing a used ivory wedding dress. Although this may seem less than desirable it’s important to remember that a wedding dress is worn for a short time on one day. Most wedding dresses are in excellent condition.
Purchasing an ivory wedding dress that is used can be done in several ways
Purchasing an ivory wedding dress that is used can be done in several ways. One is to visit a local used clothing show. Many women will place their wedding dresses on consignment with these establishments. There are lots of great treasures to be found in these stores.
The Internet is another great venue for finding used clothing. Auction sites have hundreds of clothing items for sale including wedding dresses. If you do see an ivory wedding dress on one of these sites you’ll almost always be able to view an image of it. This gives you an opportunity to compare different styles and decide on which is best for you.
Once the wedding is over you may want to preserve your dress so you can pass it on to your daughter for her wedding day. Take it to an experienced dry cleaner who will be able to clean it and pack it so it will withstand the trials of time until it’s needed again.
Traditionally, brides wear white
Traditionally, brides wear white. Some brides look fantastic in stark-white, flowing gowns. Some do not. Many women have fair skin. These brides look pale and washed out when they wear white. Redheads also look a little odd in the traditional white gown. A good alternative for these ladies is an ivory wedding dress.
You can find nearly any style in an ivory wedding dress as you can in the traditional white. Many women like the idea of using a little color while still wearing “white” on their special occasions. The ivory wedding dress compliments just about every skin tone without giving a washed-out look that stark-white often does.
Many women go through a number of beauty-enhancing rituals before the big day
Many women go through a number of beauty-enhancing rituals before the big day. If you have rich, dark hair and you are spending hours each week going to a tanning bed you may want to stick with a white bridal gown. Women of color may also fair better with the traditional gown because the skin tones are rich and lovely. There is little chance of looking washed out no matter how white the bridal attire is. The contrast can be stunning and literally breathtaking.
Some ladies do not tan. If you are one of those girls who goes through a summer cycle of burn-peel-freckle, burn-peel-freckle, you are a prime candidate for an ivory wedding dress. The added tones and colors will offset fair skin while white will wash it away. You want to enhance your alabaster skin, not wash it off.
Redheads often fair better in an ivory wedding dress
Redheads often fair better in an ivory wedding dress. There are two basic kinds of redheads. The first is the classic vibrant red and the second is the auburn redhead. The fist commonly boasts natural curls with the orange-red locks while the latter may appear to be a brunette in certain lighting. I fall into the latter category.
Even though I don’t burn-peel-freckle I do have auburn hair. There was little worry about my looking washed out but I found that I looked much better in an ivory wedding dress than I did in white. After trying on a number of white gowns that just weren’t quite right, I finally caved in and tried on an ivory wedding dress.
There was no turning back after that. The ivory wedding dress complimented the auburn highlights in my hair and it still looked quite white in contrast to the attendants’ burgundy-wine gowns. It is always a good idea to keep an open mind when trying on bridal attire.
More wedding stories:
- 1 When it’s time for your wedding there is one very important consideration for the bride in particular
- 1.1 If you are planning a very formal wedding there is also an ivory wedding dress for you
- 1.2 Purchasing an ivory wedding dress that is used can be done in several ways
- 1.3 Traditionally, brides wear white
- 1.4 Many women go through a number of beauty-enhancing rituals before the big day
- 1.5 Redheads often fair better in an ivory wedding dress