How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress

Wedding Dresses on a Store rack

When you think about it, there is no garment in existence that is fraught with such significance than a wedding dress.

It’s more than just a pretty dress. It’s a symbol of a major life event. In other words, it’s a big freakin’ deal!

Choosing the perfect wedding dress will turn you into a radiant bride, because it will make you feel comfortable, beautiful and confident. It’s your special day – you should feel special.

There will also be many photographs taken of you in that dress. You will want it to look great so you can look back at your wedding pictures with joy for the rest of your life.

So HOW exactly do you choose the perfect wedding dress? It might seem like an overwhelming question at first, but you will realise that by following these simple tips, it will make the process a whole lot easier.

Dress to your body shape

Women come in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, so do wedding dress. So whether you’re pear shaped, apple shaped, curvy, plus sized, tall and slender or petite, it’s best to find the dress that works for you. By doing so, not only will the gown fit you better, but it will also show off your natural body type and make you look absolutely gorgeous!

What sort of dress goes with each body type is a big topic that deserves a blog of its own, but to get you started, we recommend you check out this resource from the guys at Real Simple.

Be prepared

When you start to try dresses on, be prepared. Many boutiques require you to make an appointment, so you need to make a booking in advance.

On the other hand, some boutiques allow for walks in. At Legends Bridal, we welcome anyone who wants to visit us during our opening hours. We ask you to allocate at least an hour to try on wedding gowns and to be a bit more patient on Saturday, which is our busiest day.

You should also bring a second opinion. Ask a close friend, family member or someone whose opinion you value to come along with you. However, keep the party to a maximum of two other people. It’s great to get other eyes on a dress, but you don’t need an entire room criticising your tastes. Remember, at the end of the day, it’s your choice and your wedding.


If you are having your wedding in a non-traditional space (i.e. the beach), you can create quite the impact if you thematically match the gown with the surrounding.

For more traditional venues, you’re probably looking at more standard wedding dresses, but that does not mean you can’t choose a wedding dress that reflects your personality and personal style. A lot of people might want to dictate ‘rules’ to you, but at the end of the day, you should only pick the wedding dress you want to wear.

We hope these tips on how to find the perfect wedding dress have been helpful to you. We wish you the best of luck on your search for your right gown and for your forthcoming wedding.