Apr 3, 2008

Bride's Attire Checklist

Here's a Checklist of items to make sure you have ready to wear on your Wedding Day.

Wedding Gown- This will be what everyone ooh's and ahh's over, and the centerpiece of your outfit. Everything else will complement the dress. Decide whether you want formal or more casual, traditional white or ivory, or something modern with a bit of color.

Veil- There are many styles to choose from. Find a length and style that matches your dress style. If your dress has a splash of color, you can find a veil with a matching color trim.

Blusher- This is the part of the veil that covers your face as you walk up the aisle. Not everybody uses these now, but it's a great traditional look. This might be part of the veil, or it might be a second veil that's placed in your hair in front of the longer one.

Headpiece- This is your chance to wear a tiara. Find one you love.

Hair Pins (if needed)- Fancy hairpins can add a lot to your look. Find some with pearls, or ones that match your dress or just your personality. If everyone knows how much you love butterflies, why not have a few small silver butterflies worked into your hairdo.

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Jewelry- Your groom may give you a gift of jewelry, so keep that in mind. Tell him ahead of time what you are planning on wearing. Pearls are a classic choice, but go as fancy or as simple as you like.

Gloves- If you choose to wear them, elbow-length white gloves are very classy.

Shoes- Make sure you can walk in your shoes. I've seen brides in white flip flops- I think that's a great idea. Make sure you wear your shoes at your dress fitting. They're going to be mostly covered by your dress, so don't stress too much about these. You're going to be standing a lot on the big day, dancing, walking around. You don't want terrible blisters for your honeymoon.

Wrap or Coat for winter months- A white velvet cape would be lovely, or a white faux fur wrap.

Small Handbag- Keep your essentials in here, such as lipstick, breath mints. You probably won't carry this for most of the day, but it is nice to have.

Petticoat/Slip- This is going to vary with the type of dress you have, but you will want something to go under the dress. The petticoat can add a lot of fullness to the skirt.

Bra/Lingerie- This is another thing to make sure you have with you for your dress fittings. Something supportive that doesn't peek out of the dress, that doesn't slip or fall, and that you can breathe in.

Hosiery- Don't forget to get some nice quality hose.

Garter- Don't forget to buy a garter if you wish to do a garter toss at the reception.

This is a good general checklist. Your needs may vary, but these are the basics of bridal attire.


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Tiffany said...

I wish I would have found a check list like this back when I was getting married. I didn't know about blogging back then, not that it was that long ago. I've been married for almost 2 years, but my husband and I have been a couple for almost 8 years. I was so frustrated back when I was planning my wedding. I wish I would have found a site like yours, these tips are wonderful. I have a friend who will be planning a wedding here soon and I’m going to suggest that she check out your blogs. The funny part about this whole thing is that, she is already married to her significant other. He is in the service and they ended up having to do a quick last minute trip to see a judge before he shipped out the first time. Not exactly what she pictured, but it made both of them feel better knowing that they were married before he was shipped off. Now, he's going to be headed back for his second tour and this time they want to do it the right way. So thank you for taking the time to write these blogs!! I'm sure she will be stopping in to read them soon.

I actually ended up on your site because I’ve been looking for advice myself. My husband lost his wedding ring when we went snowmobiling. I'm not mad, it could have happened to anyone. But it made me realize that with him being a mechanic, this probably isn't the last time this is going to happen. I'm not sure what to do. I ordered him a new one from www.eternaltungsten.com and I really think he appreciates it. I'm just afraid that if this keeps happening, we might be dishing out quite a bit of money for rings. I don't know what to do! I guess everything will work out in the long run, but for right now I will just have to be content with the one we bought and be hopeful that he wont loose it...

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