Choosing a dress

Hey, I am just starting to wonder what style I should go for when I look for a wedding dress for my special day..

I am very short so I am afraid that I cannot wear any "typical" wedding dresses because that would just make me look shorter besides it would be soo hard to find the right size for me so I'm guessing I will have to make a dress totally tailor made for me but still I don't even know where to start

Any tips please? would really appreciate it ladies 

 

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 4:49 am
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 I suggest you go and try and different styles and see what you like and fits you body how you want it to. if its a dress you relly love im sure it can be altered to your height. Hope this helps!

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 8:15 am
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 I was enganged during the end of June 2010 and married in November 2011, I bought my dress in October 2010. I would start looking as soon as you can. Sometimes it can take months for the dress to come in, it would be horible if you found the dress of your dreams but couldn't get it in on time! 

iammrsdubose has great advice, try on everything you can, you'll find something that is your style!

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:41 am
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I took 2 of my BM girls with me and my mom, on my first visit. I told the girls to pick 2 dresses each, and then I would pick 2 dresses. Since everyone of us have different styles I had 8 dresses from the beginning to try on. it was fun to see what they picked, and even though I didn't like some of them, I tried them on anyway. You never know what's going to really look good until you try it on, bc what you have in your head might not be "the one"! Just remember to have fun and enjoy the moment. AND stick to a price limit. they will hagle you with out you even knowing it. Do not buy the first dress you find, bc like me I tried on a number of dresses, found mine at DB and then reseached it and actually got it on Ebay 2 weeks later for half the price. Now it doesn't always work out like that, so make sure you do your research. Good luck and Congrats!
Posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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 thank you so much for all your helpful advice :) !!

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:08 am
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 This is very helpful!! 

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:08 am
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 Actually wedding dress got diefferent trains such as ankle length, knee length, tea length and short/mini.  Given your case, you could choose tea length.  My sister is very short too, but abbydress could tailor a wedding dress at her own size and it was very suitable. She looked lovely and charming that night. 

Tea length is actually a good choice.

tea lenght

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm
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 I have a friend that felt the same way. She is exactly 5' tall and didn’t want to look either. She was shocked at how many different options she had and was so happy when she found a "traditional" dress that fir her to perfection and didn’t make her look smaller. It’s amazing what fabric and design can and will do. It’s not the same thing, but I remember when I was looking the LAST style of gown I wanted was anything fitted as I am not a skinny girl. I wanted a princess or Aline dress that would accent my positives and hide the flaws. When I tried dresses on my fiend MADE me try a fit and flair and I was in awe of the way it accented my curves and I ell in love. A cheap retail dress in the same style would NEVER have looked that way. 

Go and do some shopping around and try on what you like. The people who work in the bridal boutiques are generally pretty knowledgeable abut what will and will not work and what dresses can be altered to fit a certain body type or height.  

Good luck and let us know. CAN’T wait to see your dress!!!!! 

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:55 am
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Just as an example Davids Bridal has a selection of dresses for petit brides - 5'4 and under

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Petite

 

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:57 am
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I completely agree with everything that has  been said - shop early and often :) Seriously, just start trying stuff on, grab anything that catches your eye and just see what you think, because it will look completely different on and you won't know how you feel about it until you try. And decide on a budget right away, dresses can get expensive and if you know what you can spend you wont be tempted to try a bunch of stuff on that you can't afford and then accidentally fall in love!

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

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