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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Dream Venue!

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, it is one day when all eyes will be on you. Choosing what to wear is one of the most anticipated moments of the planning process - so how to go about making the right decision on what to wear?

In this article, we highlight how aspects like themes and venue make a difference when picking out your outfit and accessories for your big day. 

Why are themes important for your wedding

Be careful when decking on a theme for your wedding, as it can set the tone for the rest of your wedding plans, it can also help influence many of the other decisions that you make - including decor, catering options, and even your wedding dress and accessories. Themes can also play a big role in choosing your wedding venue, you can either choose a subtle venue and turn it into a themed wonderland, or choose a venue that is in tune with your theme. 

Knowing the ins and outs of dresses

Wedding dress comes in a variety of styles. There are different types of silhouettes and necklines that can be suitable for different types of wedding aesthetics. It is all about finding the right style to match your venue and theme. 

Colors and materials are also aspects of your dress that you need to consider, some materials are heavier and are great for column silhouettes, while other materials are lighter and have volume that can be used to create a ball gown effect. Adding color to your dress can be in line with theme, modern influence, or even as part of traditional attire. 

This in turn can help you choose matching accessories for your wedding dress and influence the type of makeup and hairstyle you want on your wedding day.

Matching your dress to your venue

Matching your wedding dress to your venue goes beyond just sticking with your theme. If you look at an area like Northern California, there are many different venues that have different terrains and natural landscaping that you need to keep in mind when picking out your dress. The last thing you want is debris getting stuck to your dress or having the material tear on rocks and tree branches. 

Beach Wedding

A beach wedding is one of the most beautiful themes and venues that you can choose for your wedding. Oceanic views make for a perfect backdrop to unite as a married couple, you can have the ceremony on the beachfront or a venue that overlooks the vast waters. 

In terms of dresses, you can opt for a silky slipdress or a mid-length A-line dress that will keep the sand out of your hems. The groom can opt for something casual like chinos and a white dress shirt or a blue suit for a more formal look.

Vineyard Wedding

Having weddings at a vineyard is a great landscape and a very rustic and natural aesthetic attached to it. For your dress, you will choose something that is classy and elegant to reflect the venue. You can opt for a lacey column dress with a Queen Anne neckline, or a ballgown with a sweetheart neckline. The groom can wear a tan suit or a black tux to match the look and aesthetic you are going for. 

Cottage Core Wedding

These are fairy tale weddings that come to life. They usually take place in venues with lots of greenery, in a clearing, or at the foot of a forest. For your wedding dress, you can go with a ball gown with intricate lacework that matches a fairy princess's energy. You can include lots of glitter in your makeup, and add flowers and hair gems to your hairstyle. The groom can wear a tuxedo with accessories that match the theme.

Traditional Wedding

These are your standard weddings that take place in a religious setting like a church or a temple. This is where the couple follows traditional rituals and wears traditional clothes. Depending on your culture, you can wear garments and accessories in accordance to what is required for the nuptials.

Castle Wedding

There are many mansions and estates that have royal flair to it, you can give yourself the princess treatment by opting for a ballgown, while your groom wears a standard black tuxedo. Alternatively, you can opt for a more medieval aesthetic by wearing a dress that has long bell sleeves and a V-neckline. Your groom can follow the theme by wearing a tunic and trousers.  


On your wedding day, all eyes will be on the bridal couple. To help decide on what to wear, you can pick an outfit that is in line with your wedding theme, or even the venue. There are many silhouettes, necklines, colors, and materials that you can choose from. When you make your final picks in terms of attire, make sure that you are happy and comfortable with the outcome.



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