A wedding collection forms a very essential part of any wedding. It includes the bride’s wedding gown, the groom’s suit, the couple’s parent’s dresses, the bridesmaids’ gowns, and the best men suits. Undoubtedly, the bride’s gown is the most vital of all. For the bride, her wedding gown is something she dreams about right from her youth, and on her big day, this must be absolutely perfect, making the wedding collections even more crucial.
Wedding collections are available at many leading designers, and there are even some stores that specialize in wedding collections only. Picking the perfect wedding dress is an ultimate dream, trying to get the perfect colours, the perfect fit, and something that makes you look like the bride of your dreams. However, choosing the gown can be very tedious as well, because most of the time you need to visit a store where they show you their entire wedding collection, and you probably end up trying on a million gowns, and not knowing what is it exactly you want.
Wedding collections are made in different styles, textures, materials and colours. Wedding gowns can be made of satin, Mikado, chiffon, batiste, brocade, crepe, gabardine, moiré, organdie, duchesse satin, taffeta, tulle, or velvet. However, the most popular among bride’s has been either satin or Mikado, due to its sheen like finish and classy look. A wedding gown colour also differs in different collections, but the most obvious choice is the white gown, though ivory and a champagne colour are also used sometimes.
The wedding collections offered by most designers are made to impress, with different styles, some unique, some conservative, some bold. The most fashionable design that seems to be the craze nowadays is a strapless sweetheart-style ivory gown, with beading work, and a complete ruched ballgownish skirt. This comes in mostly satin or the Mikado fabrics. The standard costs of these would be between £1000 – £2000.
PLANNING A WEDDING
A wedding day is a very important event in the lives of the bride and groom and of course for their parents. It comes once in a lifetime, and this day is cherished forever after. Therefore, planning a wedding is a very enormous task, and should be done very carefully if the special day is to be perfect. Patience, creativity, and a decisive mind will make planning the wedding a very easy task.
The first and foremost thing to do while planning a wedding is to set up a budget, taking into account everything that will be required. Also, the wedding size should be estimated, if you want a large wedding or a small simple ceremony. After setting the date and time, a guest list has to be formatted. A wedding planner may also be brought in to ensure the smooth functioning of the entire event. Then the caterers, musicians, florists, artists, designers, etc must be chosen, and given their specific instructions as to how the wedding should be arranged.
Wedding rings must be chosen well in advance, invitations must be sent out, and the caterers must be briefed about the menu. A major part of planning a wedding involves travelling to different places, like the dressmakers for fittings on your wedding dress and suit, the beautician, to the venue itself to check if the decorations and arrangements are coming along well. And the final stage in planning a wedding is payment; you need to pay all those agencies and people that you hire for taking care of different parts of the wedding.
Planning a wedding can be a very exciting task, but is also most of the time very tedious. Being planned well in advance is very important as it saves time lost in panicking. A last advice while planning a wedding is to always have a check-list, and ensure you follow it to the dot.