Weddings are both solemn ceremonies and exciting celebrations of love and togetherness for the couple to share with all their family and friends. The clothing a bride and groom choose should be appropriate for the important occasion, well styled and fit and culturally significant as determined by their religion and ancestry.

Wedding Dress Features and Accents

While other cultures use alternate colors for their marriage garb, the vast majority of western-style weddings feature a white or off-white wedding gown for the bride. The style also varies with the region where the wedding is being performed or the nationality or culture of the bride and groom.

Long or tea-length bridal gowns, elegant kimonos, and jeweled saris in bright colors are all beautiful and significant for the wedding ceremony and celebration. They are wonderfully designed with the most intricate designs, accents and embellishments that particular culture values.

Select the Right Wedding Dress For You

While the groom is also the focus of any wedding celebration, he is often garbed in a well-tailored black or gray tuxedo with a few splashes of color to match the wedding theme. The bride in her glorious gown makes for the most stunning sight as she walks down the aisle toward her future husband. Her bridal gown, veil and accessories must be carefully chosen to not only be appropriate but simply gorgeous and breath-taking as well. The outfit she chooses must fit both her personality and body type to look right.

Spend time leafing through bridal magazines to see all the widely varied options available to women these days. See what things you like and what you do not. Even take pieces from different gowns and mix them together into your dream gown. Ask your friends and family what type of gown they think you will look best in. They are invaluable when you go to try on some dresses before you make your big decision about what to wear on your wedding day.

The theme, level of formality and budget must also be considered when buying a wedding outfit. The bride who chooses a casual, day-time wedding could wear a smart off-white suit or flowing summer dress instead of a heavily embellished gown. This will save money as well. Even with a tighter budget, a formal wedding can still happen. Shop discounts and sales both online and offline for the perfect wedding dress of your dreams.


Mermaid Style Wedding Dresses was inspired by the idea of having one place to guide those of us who need a bit of help in finding resources for our big day. We hope you enjoy and please let us know any suggestions to improve this site.

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