If you are exploring wedding gown styles, then let your venue be your guide. The location of your wedding can influence its overall theme, the weather you can expect, and the overall atmosphere of your Big Day.
At Malmrose Bridal, we are always excited to help brides find the perfect dress. Depending on the venue you choose, here is what we suggest:
Traditional Church Ceremony
A church wedding calls for a more traditional dress. Modesty is a must, but you can still make a statement. Consider a sweeping ball gown with a flirtatious illusion neckline, stunning beading, delicate embroidery...or all of the above!
If your wedding will be in a vineyard, then your dress should be a mix of modern romance and vintage embellishments. Keyhole backs, cute ruffles, soft pastels, and delicate lace all perfectly suit a vineyard bride. We suggest an A-line or trumpet-style silhouette with a charming sweetheart neckline.
Gorgeous Seaside Paradise
For beach weddings, choose an easy, breezy, and lovely dress. Light fabrics like tulle or chiffon will keep you comfortable in tropical temperatures and drift prettily in the seaside breeze. Also, if you need to pack your dress in a suitcase, discuss travel-ready options with your bridal shop.
Sophisticated Urban Loft
If you are planning an urban industrial wedding, then the perfect dress is sleek and clean. All of the drama should be in its architectural structure and artistic neckline. You can also introduce a little more shine with the right piece of jewelry.
Glamorous Hotel Ballroom
When your venue is glitzy, gorgeous, and attention-grabbing, you need a gown that pops. This setting calls for heavy bling and unusual design. We recommend a strapless option that flatters your curves and flares out into a sparkling mermaid skirt.
Enchanting Garden or Park
For an outdoor garden wedding, you need a dress that is ethereal, romantic, and whimsical. Lace is always a good choice, as is any playful, flowing fabric. Consider an airy empire waist gown with floral details.
Find Your Dream Dress Today!
While your venue might hint at your style and offer a good starting point for your wedding gown search, you might be surprised by the dress that makes you feel amazing. Book a bridal appointment at Malmrose Bridal and explore our selection of stunning designer gowns.
When you travel to a new country, it helps to know a little of the local language. The same is true when you enter the world of bridal salons. At Malmrose Bridal, we are fluent in wedding fashion, so we’re always happy to serve as your guide. Here are a few need-to-know phrases that will make your search for your dream dress so much simpler!
The Structure of a Wedding Dress
Bodice: The portion of the dress that hugs the bride’s torso. This describes everything above the waist except for the sleeves.
Bustle: The bustle gathers up a long skirt after the wedding ceremony, making it easy to dance the night away at the reception.
Details: Beautiful decorations that give your gown its own unique style.
Embellishment: Glamorous details like beading, embroidery, sequins, gems, and more.
Neckline: The cut of a gown at or below the neck, which frames the bride’s face and flatters her figure.
Hemline: The length of your gown, which ranges from traditional floor-length designs to chic, shorter options.
Silhouette: The overall shape of the gown.
Train: The long back part of a skirt that trails majestically behind the bride.
Waistline: Where the wedding gown’s skirt meets the bodice. The waistline brings shape and balance to a dress.
A-Line: A flattering silhouette that is fitted on top with a skirt that flares out in a triangular “A” shape.
Ball Gown: Think Cinderella! This beautiful silhouette is fitted in the bodice and features a wide, bell-shaped skirt.
Fit-N-Flare: A lovely silhouette that flares out at or below the hips and is perfect for dancing.
Mermaid: Want to show off your curves? This gorgeous silhouette tightly hugs the figure, then become fuller beneath the knee like a mermaid’s tail.
Sheath: Light, airy, and romantic, the sheath silhouette lightly skims the body and falls straight to the floor.
Common Wedding Gown Details
Corset: A boned, tightly-fitting garment that accentuates a bride’s figure.
Draping: The artful arrangement of voluminous, flowing fabric.
Embroidery: Decoration that is made with patterns of thread.
Pleating: A distinctive pattern created from the folds of the dress’s fabric.
Tiered Skirt: A skirt made up of layered fabric of different lengths.
Ready to Try On Your Perfect Dress?
Now that you know the lingo, it is time to start your search for the dress of your dreams. When you visit Malmrose Bridal, your personal consultant will help you choose from a beautiful selection of over 300 gowns. Book your bridal appointment today!