How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress by Jackson Signature Photography Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

How to pick the perfect wedding dress

I remember pulling my wedding dress off the rack and thinking I didn’t like it but I would try it on for fun. Once it was on though, I loved it.

We had a late fall wedding and I knew I wanted to be able to tuck my cowgirl boots under it, yet wear my little white ballet flats for the ceremony. I also knew I wanted to dance and not feel like I had to suck it in all day. The only snag was that it was strapless and those styles of dresses are hard to pull off. So, I had Casablanca make be cap sleeves.
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress by Jackson Signature Photography Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

Knowing the stye of wedding you are planning for and venue is also helpful…

-If you have an outdoor summer wedding. Think light weight and flowing/free. You will more than likely being sweaty and need a little breeze to blow through if ya know what I mean.

– A winter wedding that will be mostly indoors. Feel free to grab a heavier dress. You may need the warmth for outdoor photos! Want to dance though? Maybe think about long sleeves or a cute coat over a heavy dress for photos.

– Fall weddings can be tricky… It’s Pennsylvania and we NEVER know what the weather is going to do. Have a cold weather plan and I warm weather one. For our wedding, I had fluffy socks for with my cowgirl boots, a cardigan for the casual photos, and leggings too! I wanted to be warm since it was going to be 40 degrees! Yikes!
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress by Jackson Signature Photography Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

Dress details to look for:

– Be sure that if you choose a dress with beading, it is not under your arms. It may not bother you when you try on the dress that is 3 sizes to big at the store, but once that dress comes in and it’s your size, it may fit differently.

– Heals. They are oh so cute for details photos but if you plan to be outside for a time, I would suggest flats or wedges. Toms make some really cute ones now! You don’t want to be sinking into the ground and fall so if you do opt for heals, consider heal stoppers.. This also goes for bridesmaids shoes too!

– Strapless dresses… They are the devil! No, not really. It’s just tough to rock. From the top of your right shoulder to the top of your left then to the top of your dress, that rectangular open space makes a woman appear wider and your arm look larger. Yikes! What women do you know that wants to feel wider? Not me!! So just FYI if you are looking at strapless, be careful!

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This lovely wedding dress can be found at Glitter and Grit in Pittsburgh. You can view Erin’s website HERE and her Instagram feed HERE but you should totally see her store, it’s fabulous and her dresses are unique and amazing!!

– Tiffany