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Ok ladies we understand how perfect your wedding dress has to be on the big day, and your mom’s bedazzled ball gown with the shoulder pads just isn’t going to cut it. These days it’s the fabric and the fit that most girls fall in love with. So how do you find the one that’s right for you? Here are a few information tidbits to help narrow it down.

First consider the mood you’re trying to create for your special day. If you’re creating an elegant ambiance satin is a great starting point. It has a great natural shine that will make you feel glitzy without being over embellished. If Satin is too heavy for you, consider going with a charmeuse or silky satin fabric. These lighter fabrics also allow for more layering and a flowier train.


Lace is another beautifully elegant fabric, however it can be on the pricey side. Beware of retailers that try and sell you fake lace. A great way to have your lace dress without breaking the bank is to mix it with another fabric. Choose a dress with touches of lace on the trim, neckline or bodice.

For the more subtle bride, organza is a great choice. This soft fabric has a liquid feel that falls beautifully on any bride. It embodies the romance of lace and satin but is lightweight and comfortable.

Are you dreaming of a whimsical beach wedding? Chiffon might be the little printed word on the dryclean only tag of your wedding dress. It’s very much like organza but just a tad thinner. Both are excellent choices!


Do see yourself walking down a green aisle filled with flowers and sunshine? You should consider taffeta. It ‘s practical for outdoor festivities because of its breathable light qualities. The taffeta Mikaella below would be perfect for a garden wedding!


If sheer and flowy just isn’t your style, shantung is a great fabric. It has a distinct texture that creates great dimension. Silk shantung especially catches light beautifully. Remember any fabric with the word silk before it is of great quality. Below is a silk shantung Lazaro ball gown. I just love the way this one shines!


Feeling playful? Tulle may just be the perfect fabric for your wedding dress. It makes any girl look and feel like a princess. The tulle Lazaro below definitely embodies that princess spirit. Chances are tulle is the fabric your mom and dad envision you walking down the aisle in. My best advice is not to be pressured into it. Tulle is beautiful, but it’s not for everyone. If you feel great in it that’s all that’s important. Remember it’s your special day!


I know I know! With all these choices it’s hard to choose just one. Why not mix and match fabrics? This is a very popular way to create interest without over doing your dress with beading and gems. Diving into the ocean we call the wedding industry can be overwhelming, so knowledge on details such as fabric can save time and maybe even a headache or two. Just remember the most important thing about choosing your wedding dress is the way it makes you feel. Finding your dress should be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, so remember to let loose a little and have fun!

2 Responses to “Wedding Wednesday | Finding that Picture Perfect Dress…In a Fabric to Die For! | Dress Talk with Solutions Bridal Designer House”

  1. Donna Gail says:

    The dresses are pretty.. I plan on gettin married in like a yr but i wonna find that perfect dress that makes me look a lil like a princess & it b strapless with a train on it:) ne ideas!?

  2. Administrator says:

    Hey Donna! Thanks for the comment! This post was written by a guest blogger from Solutions Bridal Designer House, so if you live near Orlando or Gainesville you should stop in to one of their stores and talk with one of their consultants to find the perfect dress.

    I had a ballgown style dress with a slight train on it and it was strapless, so you should easily be able to find what you are looking for! : )

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