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Best Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA 2021

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Wedding Videography is a challenging and powerful way to capture the emotional moment of your wedding day. Every bride-to-be wants to relive the amazing moments of their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding videographer for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding videographer in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Videographers at the bottom of the post.

Aperture Lane

Aperture Lane is a witty and warm-hearted wedding brand based in North York best know for its meaningful and cinematic wedding films.

You won’t find the music video style or montage style wedding videos with Aperture Lane. Instead, Ryan and his team work with fun, authentic and classy couples to turn the footage from their weddings into meaningful, artistic videos. The team believes that taking the time to tell an intentional story around the wedding day will allow their Aperture Lane couples to appreciate their keepsakes for many years to come. In establishing the brand, Aperture Lane’s diverse clientele is proof that their storytelling method is not for a particular bunch, but rather a universally appreciated style. Their online platforms showcase faces and celebrations from various cultures ranging from Western style, South Asian, Jewish, West-African and many more. This embodies Aperture Lane’s slogan: Stories bring us all together.

Team Aperture Lane works meticulously to strike a balance between getting the best quality of footage and providing the best experience for their couples and the guests. Couples often forget Ryan and his team are present because of their non-obtrusive workflow where they try their hardest to capture those precious moments with minimal impact on the attendees. They quietly document during the formal portions and enthusiastically direct and encourage their couples during the photo sessions in order to get organic reactions to enhance their films later on. Aside from creating thoughtful narratives with his couples, Ryan, the head of Aperture Lane, is committed to educating brides along their journey to marriage. In addition to intentional social media posts, Ryan has a weekly segment called Wednesday Wisdom by Aperture Lane, where he provides tips to help brides improve their experience with planning their videography, photography and schedule for their wedding day.

At some point in your interaction with Aperture Lane, you’ll very likely find yourself getting emotional during a film, getting inspired by tips or just shaking your head at the shameless dad jokes and humour that pop up frequently there.

Website: https://www.aperturelane.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aperturelane/
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Dreamfilms Wedding Videography

My name is Rapheal and I am the owner of Dreamfilms Wedding Videography, based in Brampton Ontario.

 I believe what sets me apart from most wedding videographers are these three things:

  • I don’t capture love stories – this is a positive thing, hear me out: I think it’s disrespectful to limit a love story to a couple of hours or days. A wedding is just one elaborate chapter in a much bigger ‘love story’. What I capture is the detail, emotion and the essence of how that chapter will be remembered.
  • No awkward poses: I don’t give my clients commands like “move your hand behind you head” or “tilt your head up but keep your eyes down” etc. I know these people aren’t hollywood actors and actresses. I simply film things as they happen, and I love the natural reactions I see. Think about it. The last time you were asked to do something in a specific way while being filmed probably felt awkward, right? My clients never have to worry about this feeling with me
  • Amazing audio: they say half of what makes a great video, is having great audio. That is true in every way. I absolutely pride myself on audio production in my films. When I show up on a wedding day, capturing enough audio to create a story in my films is my number one priority. Everyone will pull out their phones during the wedding ceremony and reception, but it takes a true professional to capture vows at the altar or the speech a father will make to his daughter.

Website: www.dreamfilms.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamfilms.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamfilms.ca

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How I Had a Socially Distant Wedding during COVID-19

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2020 has created some extraordinary tales. Following is the story of how the pandemic affected my wedding.

March 2020 was supposed to be the most important month of my life. It was the month where I’d get hitched with the man I love. The man that makes me whole.  

Daniel popped the question in the last week of January. Today, it seems like a memory from another world. The bar was buzzing with people, there were no social distancing protocols in place. People weren’t afraid to shake hands, hug and kiss one another. 

That day, Daniel drove me to a local bar in what I assumed would be a casual Wednesday night date. 

It was our favorite place in town that we regularly visited. This was also the bar where Daniel slipped me a napkin that said, “I like you”. We were friends who liked each other but never dared to express it. Daniel took the initiative in the only way he could. 

Five years later, he once again handed me a napkin. Only this time, the text read, “Will you marry me?”. It got awkward real quick. He jammed the ring in the wrong finger. Just as I was putting it right, our friend showed up to congratulate. I am sure someone spilled a drink too. 

The Wedding is delayed 

We had planned the wedding on 21st of March. Everything was going according to plan. I spent weeks picking what I think was the perfect wedding dress. The venue was booked. Invitations were sent out. All that was left to do was for us to walk down the aisle, exchange vows and begin our lives as a married couple. 

A week before all this, the pandemic caused the whole country to go in isolation. Businesses started closing and states issued stay-at-home orders. We knew our dream wedding couldn’t go on as planned and had to be postponed. 

As a couple, Daniel and I had seen our fair share of tough times. But never in a million year did we think a pandemic would come our way. The worst thing was not knowing when things will go back to normal and we would be able to wed in front of our loved ones. 

Unfortunately, things never went back to normal. At least not the normal we were expecting. 

Our Wedding in the “New Normal”

Knowing the pandemic will not be over anytime soon, Daniel and I decided to go ahead with the wedding. Fortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak in our state is under control and the government is allowing people to go on with their lives while advising some precautions. 

Keeping this in mind, we changed the venue of our wedding from a local church to a getaway house in the countryside. It was a large enough establishment to host a socially distant wedding. 

The pandemic didn’t adversely affect our financial situation. We had it better than most people. But still, we made a conscious decision to reduce the wedding expenses. Having an extravagant wedding while many others are struggling to make ends meet just didn’t sit right with us. 

It’s hard to have a wedding on a budget. However, I was able to find online guides that help me significantly reduce my wedding expenditure. Meanwhile, I also utilized websites such RetailMeNot and EMUCoupon to find discounts on everything from decorations to the drinks that were to be served. 

We also made sure to keep everyone safe. The list of guests was cut down to only our immediate families. Our friends watched via live stream. There were sanitizers on every table and all guests were asked to wear masks. 

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Some tables were left deliberately empty to remind people they needed to exercise precaution. Looking back, these empty tables did make the atmosphere a bit gloomy. 

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Our revised wedding venue has hosted several marriage ceremonies. It came with extraordinary wedding decorations that added a taste of royalty in the ceremony. 

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The guests were served cupcakes baked by the groom’s mother. Suffice to say, there were more than enough for everyone.

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We chipped in with some of our decorations as well. 

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It’s not easy to be the bride when you’re trying to interact with as little people as possible. Since I’m not that skilled with a makeup brush, I had to take my chances with a stylist. She did a swell job though.

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Being all dressed up for my big day, all I wanted was to be surrounded by my best friends. Unfortunately, the bridesmaids were not there physically but joined in via Zoom.

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A bride is not a bride without some pearl in her hair. This is the same accessory my mom wore at her wedding. I think I have started a nice little family tradition here.

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Finally, the bride and the groom, bridal dress. Despite everything that has transpired in the last few months, I have held onto my sanity thanks to my now-husband. He has been my rock through every up and down. Even though the wedding wasn’t as big as we planned —what matters is that it happened and now, I am one with my true love.

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The ultimate checklist on how to prepare a gay wedding

Thanks to the Australian legislation to make same-sex marriage a legitimate affair. This true liberalization on the exchange of love came into the process since 9th December 2017, through the Marriage Amendment Act 2017. It has also received royal acceptance on the same day from the governor-general. The antiquity of the same-sex wedding has suffered a great vetoing by the Howard government in the year 2004. But thanks to the legislation, for making the gay wedding a legal affair after a long fight, it has been finally approved in the year 2017.

Of course, bygone days have also witnessed some strong same-sex affair but, we can see a distinctive focus in the present time. More liberalization also making the liberal hearts speak their liberal minds. The whistleblowers were up with their support and it all happened with all grace. Today we can see many same-sex couples have discovered their comfortability in the prevailing society and accepting their friendship amongst all. Though we cannot deny the fact of being differently engaged. There are still lots of challenges that a gay couple face getting their union done right with praise.

Within this infinite emotional pool, one should understand and value the emotions of others. Well, the world is changing, but still, some part of society is against the idea of a same-sex wedding, especially when it comes to parents and other relatives. While planning a gay wedding, it could be very challenging to make sure everything falls at a place with no sentiment hurt. This is a serious matter and one should not compromise with the time required to plan a same-sex wedding and you can enjoy altogether a different type of wedding. There are many examples of same-sex marriages that have shown to this world, that feelings do not come with a sex card, it just comes for a  person and they could be anyone same-sex or opposite sex and it is as normal as an opposite-sex alliance.

There are some expectations always, from our loved ones, in case of a wedding. But for a same-sex wedding, things might not seem so simple. You might have sleepless nights but believe! Trust your feelings and don’t let any kind of noise hinder your peace. Getting married to the person of same-sex could not be your family’s decision initially, but those who love you will always support you sooner or later. Remember it’s your life and you will celebrate your love at this wedding.

Let me tell you, a different kind of wedding needs a different type of attention. For the same, you need to understand what is different in a gay wedding. Even though the favours are coming from all corners, there are some serious questions to ask for and some serious conclusions to search for.

  1. There is a universal mindset for weddings. There is a bride and the other one is the groom. When it doesn’t go like how it should be, it might create some mood spoil shows.  You need to accept first who you are and what you ever wanted. Understand yourself and be confident about what you do.
  2. Ask yourself; are you ready to face the world? This is some serious concern. Every out of the box decision comes with some different challenges. It is quite not normal but you should be happy, you are turning faces with your unique choices.
  3. You are breaking some traditions, the couples should be aware of it. The world might not offer you love initially, but there is always something better in being different.

Don’t worry! Today in this blog we have decided on an ultimate checklist, to prepare a gay wedding. We understand everything and this is what makes our relationship special.

Choice matters

It is okay if it is same-sex but the choices of an individual might differ. Here to make the wedding preparation gets started, it is prominent for the couple to learn each other’s choice and pour their hint of choices in the preparation. After all, it’s something that the couple waited for a long time.

Wedding Budget

Everything depends on the budget; you need to check your pockets first to get started with your preparations. You should be well aware of the funds that you will require and your priority areas should be focused first. The couples should be mature enough to know, how well a wedding could be done with effective and efficient budget planning.

Say yes, to the click time

You know, what results you want from your actions and they are known as moments when you really enjoy each other in the process. Capture those moments, which you would love to enjoy in the future. Being same-sex couples, the answers to your questions won’t be that obvious. When you think about a photo shoot, you need to pay attention to the poses that display the originality of your affair and affection. It would be completely your choice to decide the type of photoshoot. You can go rustic to romantic it’s your choice just be little prepared for the type of poses you are going to give.

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If you are thinking about a destination wedding in some alien country, you need to study about their law, because there are many countries that are still against same-sex marriages and maybe you need some extra paperwork for the same. And if you are planning to get married in your own country, you still need to make sure to inform your venue owner about same-sex marriage.

What’s with your guest list

Not everybody would conform to your idea of getting married to a same-sex partner. You might not get accepted by your family or friends. This is one of the biggest challenges you would face about whom to call and whom to not. You need to check out your guest list before you think about food or other stuff.

Wedding attire

Well, deciding on what to wear is a very personal choice. It’s your wedding and you can get yourself dressed up as you want. You need to keep in mind, the absence of the opposite sex by your side. You can go in sync with each other or can have that difference celebrated in swag.

Wedding vows

What is the most important thing in a relationship? I call it honesty. Wedding vows are very special and if they are created by you that becomes more special. You might not like to take your partner as your lawful wedded wife or husband. But you can definitely decide one for yourself and exchange every feeling away from the standards made.

Venue decorators

Whenever and whatever, it is most appreciated if you keep the things transparent to your service providers. You should take care of the information that you transfer to your service providers. Venue decoration for the hetero couples is way different than what they will plan for gay couples. It is also important to tell them about the gay wedding because many of the agencies might mind taking up gay wedding projects.

Go gifting

You must have heard about the ring ceremony, gifting rings to each other and promising a bond that has got an ever ending validity. But it doesn’t sound much obvious when it comes to a gay wedding, you might feel awkward exchanging rings like a stereotype bride and groom. I would rather suggest going very candid. Gift something that your partner always strived for. This would make your ceremony more everlasting and mesmerizing.

Think smart music

Accept and be exclusive is what we have got to say. Music in itself is a big challenge that a gay couple might face. But dancing on peppy numbers is one favorite choice of every couple during their wedding. For a same-sex wedding, one needs to be very smart in choosing songs, you cannot go random. Random songs might kill your mood or might make the whole place go awkward.

Bridesmaid and Groomsman

Follow everything, every ritual and why not? You are doing something different but real. Think about bridesmaid and groomsman. Be the partners for life not restricted to what category you belong to.

Wedding day rituals

The wedding day rituals script might not go the same as other straight couples, you might need to flip the script and rethink the same. Here are a few challenges that you need to cut through:

  • The common scene of a bride holding his father’s hand and walking down the aisle is not something that would fit in your case. Your choice, don’t mind the pressure game, either walk down the aisle together or decide who would walk with whom for whom.
  • The important ingredient of any wedding rituals is readings and proceedings. The common is no more common to you; the standard readings might not be suitable for your relationship. No worries customize your own wedding with what your heart wants to speak, rather than expressing something that doesn’t speak your heart and emotions.

Bachelor or Bachelorette party

Engagement to be followed up with a bachelor/ bachelorette party, the idea itself enchants everyone’s ears with fun and great pleasure. This is a must as soon as you get engaged. You might be wondering as to how to throw this party, you might be sharing common friends too. Go party together, be the boss of the night and live your single days to the best.

Something that is good about weddings is, in spite of being so stressful and confusing, the feeling of getting hitched to your darling is at another level. Among the chaos you find peace. But it is more stressful if you are a gay couple. The thought of getting discriminated against, bullied might result in making your wedding feel lose its grace. There are challenges that are of another level if you are a gay couple.

Firstly it might be difficult for you to express it and letting your people know about this. We would suggest having an open talk about your situation, take time and don’t react.

Secondly, if you are engaged, you should be prepared for encountering rejections. Not all wedding planners support this kind of wedding. Be confident and look for the vendors that treat the couple as a couple and not by their sex. Be open about yourself from the very beginning, transparency will be celebrated. You should not always have wrong feelings about vendors, there might be some vendors who would like to take up the same-sex wedding as an experience and enjoyment, whereas some vendors might be very professional and don’t mind about same-sex wedding. Positivity is a must.

Do you know what’s best about having a same-sex wedding? Well, everything. You can have a personalized wedding, with all the rituals customized by you. You can actually go offbeat and do not follow the standard rituals and traditions. You can make your day special and enjoy it like you ever wanted. You can have everything designed and owned by you. The basic idea is to throw away every tension out of the window and making the day exactly as you want to.

Just remember, if getting together was your personal choice, then making the day special with your personal traditions are not to be bothered about. A wedding is all about celebrating your love and happiness of getting your querida in your life for the rest of your life. What matters is how special you feel with your beloved. Whether you plan a grand wedding affair or a small private get together, it is completely your choice but what matters is your bonding with your partner and your promise that you do with all your heart for the rest of your life. React to happiness, it’s your wedding and nobody could take that freedom of choosing your partner from you.

Author Bio:-

Shantanu works as an inbound content marketer at GayCelebrant.Melbourne & has helped develop it to cater to the LGBTIQ Wedding industry since 2018. He has closely worked with Bronte Price to learn the traits of the Australian wedding industry and loves to share his acute observations through blogging, weaving them into a brand story. He also loves to cook, trek, travel, dance and claims to have found his “why” in helping small business owners bloom into established brands.

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Top 10 Wedding Dress Styles Every Bride Will Like

While a lot of brides have dreamed of their wedding day, wedding dress and even wedding hairstyles long before the actual day. It is common knowledge that finding the right dress for the occasion is not an easy task. With all the wedding dress styles available, a few wedding dress tips could be helpful in finding the right dress for this most special occasion.

If you find yourself unsure of where to start, how about checking out our list of top wedding dress styles to make the choice easier. No matter your budget, dress size or body shape, there is the perfect dress just waiting for you to try it on. From different necklines, silhouettes, sleeves and dress lengths, it could feel a bit overwhelming to find the perfect dress for your body. However, a quick look through these options might be just what you need to understand the styles better and how they fit with your needs.

Whether you decide to shop online or from bridal boutiques, it is a good idea to try on a few different styles before you make a decision. Even if you have a picture of the dress you dream of in mind, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Allow the following top wedding dress types to inspire you.

Top 10 Wedding Dress Styles Every Bride Will Like

Sheath Wedding Dresses

Also known as column dresses, the sheath dress is fit and follows the natural shape of the body, draping straight from the top to the bottom of the dress. It gives a casual and minimalistic bridal look and is great for a tall bride, or a petite one who prefers not to drown in the layers of other styles.

The simplicity of this style makes it a great match for a number of wedding updos that add beauty and elegance to any minimalist look. The sheath dress goes a long way in proving that sometimes simplicity has the most impact. With a modern feel that flatters your natural curves without going over the top, many brides will be happy in this outstanding and not so traditional dress type.

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Boho Wedding Dresses

Boho wedding dresses continue to increase in popularity, with relaxed and laid back styles that make the dresses perfect for the free-spirited bride. The go-to wedding dress style for quite a number of weddings overseas or summer weddings at home, these types of wedding dresses help enhance the effortless bridal look.

Usually covered in lace, bohemian wedding dress ideas create an elegant and yet free and easy style. White dresses that are easy to wear, and still flattering, with just a hint of bridal. The ideal bohemian dress is boho-chic with a touch of high fashion. A stylish look that even after the wedding, you would be tempted to wear again.

Tinted Dresses

Gone are the days when classic wedding dresses were only white ones. Colored wedding dresses, particularly black colored dresses, are proving much more popular than they used to be. Every bride has her dream dress, but it is natural that not every dream would consist of that dress in white. If your dream is in midnight blue, champagne, red or even blush, then you are in luck, because these dresses are the trend today.

A great way to express your individuality is in color, so why not do that on your wedding day and with your dream dress. A most refreshing change from the traditional white, happy is the bride who can choose a dress in her favorite color. Walk down the aisle with every bit of sass, and even better you get to wear your dress time and time again after.

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Feathered Gowns

If you are looking for texture, then a feathered gown might be just the thing for you. This type of dress adds opulence to traditional wedding gown styles. From strapless wedding dresses to midi, tea-length or even full length, the soft embellishment of feathers adds a touch of class to the dress.

The feathered gown is on the scale of high-end fashion and is becoming more versatile by the day, even to accommodate asymmetric or fishtail dresses.  Allow yourself float down the aisle in a feathered fantasy; enhance that fairy tale look for a dreamy wedding. Enjoy the soft and subtle textures of the feathered gown and remember that there can never be too many feathers to make you happy on your big day.

Victorian style gowns

One of the best for brides seeking modest wedding dresses would be the Victorian style gown. Their high necklines and low hemlines make them the best wedding dresses for a modern, yet classy look. There are numerous styles and options in the Victorian style, from flowing skirts to long, fitted sleeves, stylishly ruffled Victorian-era necklines and even sheer, figure-hugging dresses. With combinations of lace and chiffon, a modest dress has never looked so sexy.

Various labels and designers, from Katya Katya, to Zuhair Murad, Phuong My and Eisen Stein have added numerous styles of Victorian gowns to their collection. The high neck and floor length of the dress avails designers a lot of options for styling and designing with flattering fabric to come up with options for brides that are modest, but still romantically sexy and beautiful to behold.

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Mini Wedding Dresses

As a bride, it is important that you love your dress, and if short is the way to go for you, then it is out with tradition and convention and in with your personality. The mini wedding dress is growing in popularity and is great for the bride who is looking for something easy and completely different from the norm.

The ideal mini dress should fall above the knee, and can be styled in a myriad of ways. The mini dress is much different from the tea length and is rather more daring. These short dresses can be just as classy and glamorous as any other wedding dress and are even more pretty when they have feathers. A bride trying to work with a throwback theme or laid-back wedding will love the short length that comes with the mini dress. It is also a lovely way to show off great legs and just have an all-around fantastic time on your wedding day, as the mini dress creates the picture that you are ready to have some fun.

Lace Wedding Dresses

Lace is the way to spell romance in a wedding dress. No matter the neckline, length or overall style of most wedding dresses, they look their absolute best in the right type of wedding day lace. Quite a number of top wedding dresses come in lace; from layered dresses to sheer sleeve dresses, flute or full skirts, lace will give you a sophisticated look in any chosen style.

If you are looking for effortless elegance, then do it in a lace wedding dress. With options like polker dotted lace, to spotty lace, Chantilly, Venetian or even metallic beaded lace. Add a romantic edge to your overall wedding look with a lace wedding dress.

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Tailored Trousers

If you are looking for unconventional, then the tailored trouser might be the trendy choice for you on your wedding day. Who created the rules that say a woman must marry in a dress. Step away from tradition for a moment and explore all of the magnificent options available in the tailored trouser look. This is top in our list of options for wedding dress shapes and styles.

Gorgeous trousers in numerous flattering designs. From billowing pants, you can float down the aisle in, like the Braxton Pants from Cathleen Jia, or even a jumpsuit like the one by Carolina Herrera. You could choose a pair of trouser set in beautiful lace or even pretty pink. You could also create a delicate bridal look  with the tailored trouser option from Lela Rose Bridal. What a lovely way to stand out on your special day.

Layering

If you are looking for the ultimate dreamy look, then perhaps endless layers of tulle can go a long way in making your dreams come true. With the numerous wedding dress styles out there, this is one that can give a bride a truly elegant and fabulous look. The texture is perfect for a maximalist bride, especially in spring. Whether styled on ballgown skirts, fishtail or A-line tiers, the result is usually heavenly.

Give yourself that mermaid look on your wedding day with layers of sheer perfection. The many ruffles of the layered dress look great on a sexy, figure-hugging bodice, and also on a fabulously full skirt. A number of bridal masterpieces owe their fabulosity to the layered style.

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

Ball gown wedding dresses are the quintessential wedding dresses that are never out of style. The natural go-to style for bridal wear, this is the most traditional of all wedding dress styles. It is difficult to go wrong with a ball gown wedding dress. For brides with an athletic frame or straight body shape, the full skirt of the ball gown creates the illusion of wider hips and gives that ultimate classic look for a wedding.

If you are looking to make an unforgettable entrance, then perhaps choose the tight bodice, full skirt and overall bell shape of the ball gown wedding dress. This is the ultimate style for a bride who dreams of a fairy tale wedding. The timeless classic that is the ball gown, exudes the opulence and dazzling luxury every bride hopes for in a wedding dress and on her wedding day.

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It can be difficult, knowing where to start when looking for the perfect wedding dress. However, with details on the top wedding dress styles of today, you might be in a better position to make the right choices. Your body shape, desired fabric, height, and budget, are all factors to consider when choosing a wedding dress, however, the styles of these dresses are what catches our eye and help us make the final decision most of the time.

A look at some of the trends on the bridal catwalk and best styles to fit our body type can help provide just the right amount of inspiration to get the job done. Prepare to be dazzled with styles and length of hemlines, necklines, sleeves and varying fabric when looking for that perfect dress. With the right information, however, even the most style-conscious bride would be sure to find the dress that is perfect for her. Choose the right look for your big day at Best for Bride.