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Tailored Togetherness – A Bridal Guide to Wedding Attire

There can be a lot of pressure on brides to be dressed flawlessly on their wedding day. Luckily, there are endless options to choose from. You don’t have to settle for a plain white gown. There are plenty of wedding dresses in Melbourne that will suit every kind of wedding and every bride’s personality. It seems that there are countless guides for wedding guests on what to wear but very few for brides. Here is a guide on what to wear to your wedding.

Veil or no veil?

The wearing of the veil dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. They believed that a veil blocked evil spirits. Later they were used to cover the brides face from the groom, as it was believed that the groom should not see the bride until the wedding day. Today veils are still widely used. However, if a veil is not your thing or you are opting for a more modern look you can try using a flower crown, tiara or nice hair accessory. 

Wear appropriate shoes

Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. You do not want to spend your wedding day in a pair of uncomfortable shoes. After all, you will be walking and dancing all day. No one wants to see a limping bride. The only dilemma is finding shoes that fall along the fine line of being stylish and comfortable. You can try finding shoes with a chunkier or smaller heel. Make sure that you also give the shoes a test run before the big day. If you still feel like you won’t be able to cope maybe invest in some gel sole inserts, and don’t forget to bring a spare pair of comfortable shoes!


Even the most casual bride needs some jewellery. You need some form of Jewellery other than your wedding and engagement ring. You want to stand-out. For a cheaper option use costume jewellery rather than the real thing. 


Seamless Underwear – If you are wearing a tight fitted dress. 

Lingerie – Not every bride wears this but you can if you wish.

Garter Belt – If you want to do a garter belt tossing, otherwise this isn’t essential.

Shapewear – If you have something you want to hide and want to look toned. 

Shawl or Jacket

You don’t want to be cold on your big day. It is perfectly acceptable to wear a nice jacket or shawl without ruining your look. Even if you are having your wedding on a warm day you cannot guarantee that you won’t get cold. Be sure to get someone to bring a cover-up for you. 


Every bride needs a bouquet. You should try to choose a bouquet that suits the colour theme of your wedding and one that compliments your dress. 


You will probably be re-touching your makeup throughout the event. Try to find a casual clutch to carry with you at the reception to carry around things you need. Things you should put in your clutch are things like lipstick, tissues and maybe even a spare mascara in case you cry. If you don’t want to be seen holding anything you can ask someone else to hold this for you.

The Dress

So you have all of your accessories sorted but what about the dress? You will want to have your dress sorted well before the wedding, in case there are any alterations needed. Don’t forget to dance and move around in your dress before the big day to make sure it will last you throughout the day. Before purchasing a dress you will need to figure out a few things. Are you having a casual wedding? A beach wedding? A formal wedding? Start researching appropriate dresses for your particular wedding and get opinions from your friends and family. 

When deciding what you will wear for your wedding just remember your opinion is the only one that counts and be sure to wear something you feel confident and comfortable in.