all posts





Wedding planner, cupcake enthusiast, and lover of all things romance and weddings.


The wedding dress! The focal point of the entire evening and the elegant ensemble that makes being a bride so magical. We dream of the perfect dress and can’t wait to put it on. Sometimes our dream gown just doesn’t fit quite right though. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable while saying “I do,” and dancing the night away.

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress

Saint David Catholic Church // Signature Grand


This advice goes for brides and bridesmaids alike: make sure you are comfortable! Your dream dress shouldn’t keep you parked in one spot all night, unable to move. Setting aside a day to try on dresses will give you some major insight into what is going to work for you. Even though the dresses have to be clipped, a custom tailer will ensure your dress hugs your body just right. You’ll also have an idea if a strapless is going to require the gown to be pulled up at all, or if beading will rub you the wrong way. Make sure you wear the appropriate undergarments the day you try on dresses to know exactly what to expect.

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress

Saint David Catholic Church // Signature Grand

Go with what flatters. You may have your heart set on a certain style, but if it leaves you seeing bulges in the wrong places, or just looks off, say no! Changing the cut or fabric of the gown could be overall much more appealing to your shape. If you’re unsure, the staff at your appointment can guide you towards the types of dresses they know will suit your body type. Don’t be afraid to ask for some help! No bride is created equal, and we say, embrace what you’ve got! Stay with the size you’re measured to when you try on your dress so you won’t be pressured into losing any weight. You can always have it altered again closer to your wedding day.

Stay open minded and take advice. It’s smart to bring a second opinion when trying on potential dresses. Whomever you trust the most, make sure you bring that person. You want honesty but also someone who understands what aesthetic you’re looking for. Make sure you can move, dance and give a hug without anything moving out of place. Then, get a formal receipt including any alterations, final fees, and dress details so you get exactly what you fell in love with!

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress

Saint David Catholic Church // Signature Grand

When it comes to dressing your body type, there is no wrong way to choose a dress, as long as you feel radiant in it. We say to stick with the 3 C’s: cut, comfort, and confidence. If you think you dress is a 10/10 on all three of these categories, then you’ll glide down the aisle glowing.

Photos (all): AJ Shorter Photography

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress


Dressing Your Body Type: Your Wedding Dress

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share this wedding with you because it’s very special to my heart!! My brother got married and I was able to play a small role in being Taylor and Jerran’s planner. I must admit that I didn’t give them much choice, but these two are some of…

You May Also Enjoy:

  When your friend gets married, you want to shower her with lots of love, and of course, lots of gifts! Here’s a list of thoughtful, meaningful, and also creative and unique, gifts for that girl who has everything. Passport Case – Perfect for that bride-to-be with an exciting, international honeymoon planned with her husband-to-be.…

For our brides with a pooch, its hard to even think of excluding our lovable canine from our wedding day! As part of the family, we want to include our sidekick on every adventure we take. Our wedding should be no different! The question is: how exactly do we include our dog in our people-only…

Columbia SC Wedding Planner | www.aviladawnevents

Signature cocktails are becoming a major trend in weddings and we absolutely love it. Have you considered how to create your personalized beverage for your big day? We have a couple tips on how to concoct and display these drinks for your guests to enjoy all night long! Consider The Season When coming up with…

Wedding Cocktails