This year Vermilion Events Creative Director and Founder David Twigger hit New York Bridal Fashion Week. Running through the designers studios with Bridal Salon Icon Lisa Daversa of Destiny’s Bride, David spent the time doing one on ones – up close and personal with some of our favorite Designers. Monique Lhuillier, Anne Barge, Calle Blanche, Robert Bullock and many more….
This trip was incredibly inspiring. Discussing trends, construction, fits and new fabric combinations. David also was again convinced, that the first thing you should is pick out your dress. Believe it or not your dress helps set the tone and style of your wedding.
A few other tips…
DO focus first on finding the best wedding dress silhouette for you.
Details are important—a long row of teensy pearl buttons and a well-placed ruffle or two can mean the difference between a good wedding dress and a great one. But before you start nitpicking the details, “first figure out the silhouette that works best for you,”
DON’T schedule your wedding dress appointment late in the day.
The early bird gets the worm—er, in this case, the early bride gets an energetic, fresh bridal store staff that hasn’t dealt with the concerns of a million clients already. “If you get the first appointment of the morning, the store will likely be less crowded, and you’ll get the full attention of your consultant,
DON’T forget about the top of your wedding dress.
A long, gorgeous wedding dress with a fancy hem is to die for. Just remember that the top of your dress is what people will notice most—and what will show up in most wedding pictures. “The majority of wedding photos that guests take of you are from the waist up,”
DON’T pick a wedding dress just because it’s trendy now.
Trendy wedding dresses won’t necessarily stand the test of time—flip through your parents’ wedding album for evidence of that. “A gown should be timeless,”. “When you feel sexy and glamorous in a gown that has both modern and traditional elements, and you feel like a better version of yourself when you’re wearing it, you’ve found your timeless gown. It’s something that will never go out of style.”
DON’T feel like you must bring an audience when you try on wedding dresses.
Wedding TV shows make it look like you need to bring every one of your female relatives, your neighbor and your kindergarten teacher with you to help with the dress search. The result can be negative. Too many opinions, thoughts and coordination. You can find success going to the salon yourself or with 1 friend, and selecting your gown. And you’ll learn it’s perfectly normal —not to mention s