Finding THE Dress!
You know THE dress is out there somewhere. Time to get organised! You have marked the date on your calendar made sure your close trusted friends are available.
Spend some time on research. Look through magazines and surf the net for inspiration of styles and designers and brands you prefer.
Make notes on the design points that you realise you are gravitating towards again and again – such as silhouette, fabric and design details (i.e sashes, lace, veils, beading) and its also worth getting some tips on the styles, design details that suit your body type.
The time passes quickly and all of a sudden its time to take the trip and choose your dress. Take this opportunity for a weekend break with your friends. Find your wedding dress have lots of fun – make it a weekend to remember.
Locate the stores that hold a wide selection and include lots of the type and style you like. Make appointments well in advance if you can.
We know lots of our brides live in New York or head to the city for their wedding dresses and wedding outfits. We have been in touch with Jennette Kruszka, Director of Marketing/PR for Kleinfeld in New York which is an amazing store with a massive range of wedding dresses and accessories, for her advice for our brides who are specifically looking for a dress for their tropical Caribbean Island destination wedding.
All the dresses included in today’s blog are from Kleinfeld.
1) Dress the part. Select a bridal dress that matches the climate. For a destination wedding in a hot climate, select a dress with lighter fabrics such as chiffon or organza. Heavier fabrics such as double faced satin are appropriate for a colder climate.
2) Transport your dress. Make sure you have a transportation plan for your dress. The bigger the dress, the harder to transport. If you decide to ship the dress to your wedding location, be sure the venue has a steamer onsite.
3) Convertible dresses. You may want a 2nd look for the reception or after party. You may select a convertible dress that has two looks in one. Some designers make matching overskirts so you can have a fuller dress for the ceremony and remove the skirt to reveal a short or slim dress that is easy to dance in at the reception.
4) Comfort! Comfortable shoes are key whether you are on a beach or a mountain top. Be sure your seamstress measures your hem with the shoes you plan on wearing for both the ceremony and the reception.
5) Budget correctly. Don’t forget about added expenses such as accessories and shipping. Shipping the dress from your bridal salon to your destination can be costly. Many Kleinfeld brides will carry it on the airplane and ask the stewardess to safely hang it in the first class closet.
Check out their website at;
110 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Schedule your appointment at Kleinfeld online – https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=40