The bride and groom, both of whom have just arrived in a new town, must find a gown that fits the occasion and can be worn for an hour.
The most obvious choice is the traditional chiffon dress, which is often worn by women in the tropics, and the traditional white wedding dress, often worn in rural and coastal areas.
“You might have to find a dress that matches the season,” said Stephanie C. Kuehnert, who has been practicing wedding dress design for more than 15 years.
She said that when the bride arrives at her destination, she will usually ask the reception for a few options.
Some dresses can be made in a few minutes with no alterations required, while others may require several hours of work.
Couple dress: The bride, the groom, and their friends will be seated at the bar and seated around a table, where they will take turns to select a dress.
Kuehnet said that a bride will likely pick a classic white wedding gown, like a lace-up, and then a white or black wedding dress with a satin or satin-ish finish.
The bride may choose to have the dress sewn to the waistline, with the dress sash down at the neck.
When the couple is finished, they can go back and pick the next one.
Koehnert said that the bride should select the color and style that is most appropriate for the climate and time of year.
Wedding dress: If the couple isn’t ready to start, they should ask the bridesmaids to help them choose the color, style, and length of dress.
If the bride is unsure about the color or style, the bride will often find a brides assistant to help her pick a dress from the list, she said.
If she is still unsure, the couple should ask for advice from the bridal coach.
Bride’s dress: A groom’s or bride’s brides’ dress is usually worn with a matching necklace and belt.
Most wedding gowns require that a bridal assistant or stylist sew on a few extra buttons to make them more fashionable, like to emphasize the neckline or to create an asymmetrical look, Kuehmert said.
But if the bride isn’t sure about the style, she can ask for help from the bride’s stylist or assistant.
For example, if the bris brides dress doesn’t have an asymmetry in the center of the dress, she may want to try a bris style or wedding belt.