1) Look online to see what styles grab your attention and save the photos, along with the designer and style name/number. The last thing you want to do is have a photo of your dream gown, but you forget where you found it! The Knot and FashionBride are two of our favorite places to search for wedding gowns.
2) When working with a bridal gown consultant, ask to try on different styles and see what your consultant would recommend for you. Many times, the dress that you would not have picked out yourself, could really surprise you and end up being your perfect dress.
3) LOVE your dress. You should feel beautiful, and feel like a bride. Try to visit at least a couple of salons before deciding that a dress is "the one". Keep in mind that almost all gowns will need alterations to fit your body, so just because one is the perfect size already, it doesn't make it the right one.
4) After you buy your wedding gown, just remember: you love it, you can't wait to wear it at your wedding, and that's it. Do not keep looking for gowns, and avoid searching for gowns online or in magazines. Otherwise, there is a good chance that you'll be a two dress bride. There will almost always be a gown where you say "oh nooo.. I looove this dress!! I think it might be better than the one I got!!" So, you can avoid this situation by ending your dress search as soon as you buy your dress.
Now that you have some tips, here are some of our favorite gowns for the 2010 wedding season!
Melissa Sweet - Cosimma
The ruched bodice is always a popular choice for brides, but the asymmetrical skirt of this dress along with the petal detail makes this gown stand out.
Photo from theknot
Badgley Mischka Bride - Bebe
LOVE the back of this dress. The halter neckline is a good option for those who want more coverage in the front.
Photo from Badgley Mischka Bride
Monique Lhuillier - Fabiana
I have to include one lace dress on my list - Monique Lhuillier makes gorgeous ones and it took me a while to pick a favorite.
Photo from theknot
Dessy Destination Bridal Gown - Style #1026
This one-shoulder beauty is great for someone looking for a dress that is comfortable and stylish at the same time!
Photo from Dessy
Anjolique - Style #2122
This dress is perfect if you are planning a formal and elegant event.
Photo from Anjolique
Emilie's Favorites:Monique Lhuillier - Schiaparelli
This v-neck dress is absolutely stunning, and made my heart beat faster when I first saw it. The hand tufted skirt and embroidered floral details make this dress perfect for a modern and elegant wedding.
Photo from Monique Lhuillier
Watters - Austin
This gown in silk organza has a delicate belt and flower detail at the waist. I love how the fabric in the skirt looks so light and airy.
Photo from Watters
Two by Rosa Clará - Caspe
Mmm... ruffles, ruffles, and more ruffles. This gorgeous gown shows off your figure, with a modern flair .
Photo from FashionBride
Christos by Amsale - Poeme
This silk satin-faced organza gown has little scattered flower petals hidden around the draping of the skirt, that make the dress look like a piece of art.
Photo from Christos Bridal
Rose & Ruby - Empire Rose
Gorgeous!! This silk chiffon gown would be great for a wedding on the beach.
Photo from Rose & Ruby
We hope you've enjoyed our picks for dresses! Do you have a favorite in this list?
~Emilie & Fiona