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Tips to help you pick your wedding perfume

Smells create very vivid memories. So, spend time in choosing your wedding perfume, as the fragrance will linger with the memories of your wedding day, and you want it to be memorable, pleasant and perfect.

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Here are some helpful hints to help you choose the right fragrance for your big day.

Tried and tested scent or brand new fragrance?

Although this is a personal choice, it would be great to mark this new beginning in your life with a new fragrance. But, if you will only feel comfortable in the perfume you’ve worn forever, or you think some things are best left unchanged, stick with your existing perfume. After all, it is all about you feeling comfortable on this day.

Things to remember when choosing a new fragrance

For those of your brides, who would like to find a brand new perfume for their big day, here are some tips to help you choose.

Consider the scent of your bouquet

If your wedding bouquet is formed of natural flowers, they will have a strong scent already. Remember that your perfume should complement this smell, or it may become overwhelming to those who come near you. If the bouquet has strong scented flowers like roses, it is better that you forego wearing perfume for the wedding, and use it only for the reception.

Light floral scents are the best

Floral scents are pleasant and light fragrances will more likely go well with the fragrances of your makeup. Rather than choose a blend of smells, go with one single tone which is warm and soothing. When choosing your wedding perfume, also consider the various other scents that will be there at your reception, like scented candles, flowers and fruits. Make sure that your choice goes well with them.

Take time to decide which one

When you go perfume shopping, do it in the afternoon, when you sense of smell works best. Try on the ones that you really liked, by spraying them at different locations, and give it time to settle in. The smell changes on your skin, so you should wait a bit before deciding if it is the one. You shouldn’t try more than three scents at a time, as it can cause sensory overload. If you were unable to find one on this trip, plan another trip on a different day to try on more scents.

Pay attention to the season when you are getting married

This article on the Hitched UK website recommends floral fragrances for summer weddings and warm scents with ingredients like chocolate and amber for winter weddings. You can also find some really good perfume recommendations for your big day here, so check it out

Another good idea to match your perfume to your bridegroom’s, so that they work in tandem and not against each other.

We hope these tips will help you pick out the wedding perfume that is perfect for your big day. For more wedding planning tips, your wedding shopping needs and everything bridal, visit us online at Best for bride, or book your appointment at our bridal salon.

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Wedding dresses for different seasons

Gone are the days when weddings were a spring or summer affair. Now, both smart and romantic brides choose to get married in fall and autumn. Not only does this allow them to avail huge discounts on venue and caterer bookings, but their unique choice also creates great memories. Of course, summer and spring weddings are equally appealing, in their own way.

This is our round-up of dress features that look good and feel right at different times of the year. Check it out and find out what is best for your wedding.

Spring

Spring is the best weather for an outdoor wedding. If you choose the natural ambiance of the outdoors for your wedding, we suggest wedding dresses in cool, breezy fabrics that flow easily. Keep the train short, so it is practical. This is the weather to wear sleeveless and strapless gowns. If your wedding is indoors, the choices are endless. Our favorites remain lace and embellished gowns, but you can go for rich ball gowns or sheath silhouettes too. Fit and flare gowns are also a popular choice in this weather. Make your choice based on the formality of the wedding and the venue.

Summer

Summer is the season for destination and beach weddings. The best dresses for the warm weather are those in light fabric like batiste, chiffon, crepe, and tulle. While sleeveless and strapless are logical choices, cap sleeve gowns and those with three-fourth or butterfly sleeves also look and feel comfortable, if they are in lace or sheer fabric. A simple silhouette such as an A-line gown or sheath would be best for an outdoor wedding. If your wedding is indoors, in a venue with air-conditioning, this shouldn’t be a constraint.

Fall

With the weather becoming cool, yet not too cold, it is time to make sure that your dress is comfortable and warm. If you choose strapless gowns, accessorize with a stole, wrap or bolero, should it get too cold. With beautiful reds and browns in the natural landscape, the ambiance is more sophisticated. Match your look to the natural weather at the time, with satin and silk ball gowns and mermaid dresses.

Winter

More and more brides choose a winter wedding for how budget-friendly it is. With the cool weather comes the need to layer up. This is the time to choose heavy fabrics like velvet and satin for your wedding gown. Heavily layered ball gown skirts and those will elaborate embellishments will look perfect and feel comfortable in this weather. Pay attention to your arms, and make sure that your dress is paired with a cozy fur wrap, pashmina or a stylish jacket if you intend to take pictures outside or have to be outdoors at any time of the day.

The weather shouldn’t be a constraint to dressing up as you always wanted to on your wedding day. Visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride, and you are sure to find the dress of your dreams, from our extensive collection of wedding dresses in every design and material that you can imagine.