We all know that what you wear is a huge part of the wedding planning process. For most brides-to-be it’s quite a straight forward process; when I say straight forward I mean there are bridal boutiques falling over each other to try and find you the perfect dress. I don’t for one-minute think that the process of finding the right dress is easy for any bride. However, if you’re anything like me and have been clad solely in shades of black since 13, and the idea of wearing anything remotely white brings you out in hives, the options are a little less obvious and the process all the more complicated.
The struggle is real; you want to be yourself on your wedding day but you also want to feel and look like a bride. The gowns you can imagine yourself in are actually the things you would wear on a night out or to an event, and while you might feel great you worry that it won’t look or feel special enough.
And where do you go? How do you try? How do you find THE ONE?… There are a million websites offering Gothic wedding gowns but are the taffeta ball gowns and Victorian stylized dresses really what you’re after? And there’s the whole buying off the internet thing!
You’ll also face a million opinions from everyone around you; both in support and against your choices. And even when people encourage you to wear what makes you happy you’ll double guess if they would prefer to see you in white.
This is why most alternative brides choose a traditional ivory dress but accessories it to make it more them. I have nothing against this. I’ve seen many a bride take their wedding attire to new and unique levels and completely knock it out the park. You can’t deny an ivory dress says ‘wedding’ and ultimately, you are a bride!
BUT you can do it differently. A lot of designers are now embracing the idea that brides are looking for more than white. There is definitely more choice out there, not to mention bespoke dressmakers that will make exactly what it is you’re looking for.
My desire is to encourage you to be your dark little self. To embrace your love of black and take it to the next level.