After the pulse-pounding and exciting time around when you and your fiancé get engaged, the reality of planning a wedding begins to set in. From the bridal party attire to wedding invitations; you start to realize how many different aspects of your wedding that you need to begin thinking about. Most importantly, you want to be sure that when you are confidently walking down the aisle towards the man you are about to spend the rest of your life with, that you are wearing the wedding gown of your dreams. There are many decisions that a bride must make when she begins to think about choosing this very special dress. You want to be sure that your gown fits your personal sense of style, but also the type of wedding you want to have, all while making sure it looks fabulous on you.

Before choosing any wedding gown, you want to first contemplate the type of wedding you wish to have. This detail will have a lot to do with the style of bridal gown that you end up wearing. The formality of your wedding will help to drive the theme that you wish to portray as it helps to define your special day. Further, the formality of your wedding will help to dictate any other decisions you need to make during the wedding planning process. It is going to be very important for you to be content with what you have decided in the beginning, in terms of formality, so that your dress can properly match the style of your event.

If you have decided to have a very simple wedding that is not going to be extremely formal, you are left with much more leeway concerning the type of dresses that you have to choose from. Shorter, and even colorful wedding gowns, are very appropriate for less formal events. However, if you have decided to have a black-tie formal wedding, you will need to be sure that the wedding dress you are wearing is as elegant and opulent as the rest of your wedding.

There are many ways for you to ensure that your wedding dress is as elegant as you desire. An elegant wedding dress can be defined by multiple different styles. They can be long and flowing, or shorter and form fitting, depending on your body type and preferences. Whether or not you decide to incorporate a long train, the most elegant of bridal gowns are usually at least floor length. Again, the length of your gown is just another aspect that will help to add to the formality of your evening.

There are also many other elements to consider when it comes to finding the perfect elegant bridal gown for a formal wedding. When perusing your gown options you will want to take notice to not only the length, but the cut of the gown as well. Typically, gowns that are made with cuts, such as an empire waist, are much more formal than other types of gowns. If you are hoping to have an ultra-formal wedding, it is wise to search for a gown with an intricate and contemporary cut. It is also important to pay close attention to the gown's neckline. These days, many brides opt for lower necklines. However, a higher neckline can sometimes give off a more formal feel than a lower one. Just like with the length and cut of your gown, it is crucial for you to choose the neckline of your dress based on the formality of your event.

When choosing your wedding gown, it is most important to choose one that will make you the happiest. After all, you are the one that will be wearing the gown, and you want to be able to look back on your wedding with only the fondest of memories. While the dress and other decisions play a very large role in dictating the formality of ones wedding, it is often times the bride herself as well. How the bride carries herself, along with her attitude and everything else that she has done for her special day, will also help to determine the formality of the wedding.

Overall, while there are no definitive rules regarding which type of dress will be more formal and elegant, there are a few suggestions that a gown-searching bride-to-be may follow. The gown you choose to wear on your special day will help to proclaim the theme of your wedding to all of your attendees. Any style of dress can be made into a perfectly elegant and formal gown by how you wear it, and by the type of experience your entire day is going to portray. Therefore, to find the most elegant and formal bridal gowns, you want to first decide on the formality of your wedding and plan from there.

Source by Joanna Brown