One of the first things to cross a woman’s mind after a marriage proposal is “I must find the perfect dress!” There are many different factors to consider when choosing the right dress: Will I wear a white dress? Long or short? What silhouette will suit me? So here is our advice on choosing the perfect dress and wedding dress trends for the coming year.

The first step in finding the perfect dress is to start looking at wedding magazines and wedding blogs/websites. This will help you to get a vision of what you want for your big day – you will be able to picture what want your wedding to look like, so remember to consider this as a factor when choosing your dress.

You should also consider the circumstances of your wedding day. If you are getting married in the summer you will need a dress which will keep you cool so you may consider a bustier style or short sleeves dress and if you are getting married in the winter you may consider a long sleeved dress or need to think of accessories which will keep you a little warmer.

The colour scheme for the day may also be a factor to consider, with a touch of colour in a dress being a major bridal trend over the past two years-this trend is continuing on into 2014. Blush ribbons and embellishment has been seen on many bridal gowns and is a perfect and subtle way to add a touch of colour to your dress. Vera Wang – Queen of Bridal Wear – had this detail featured in many of her gowns in her 2013 bridal collection along with Jenny Packham. This trend would be suited for the bride who wants to be a little bit different but not stand out from the crowd too much.

Another big trend in bridal wear is peplum skirts, which have also been a big trend in everyday fashion. This is where a shorter piece of materiel is layered over on top of the skirt that gives a very structured silhouette. Bridal designers including Temperly and Ines di Santo have sent their incredible peplum creations down the runway. This trend would be suited for the fashion forward bride who wants to stand out from the crown and be completely original with a statement gown.

For years now strapless, bustier dresses have been the most popular in bridal wear, although this trend is starting to die out and many brides are going for high necks and long sleeves – inspired by Kate Middleton’s Royal wedding Alexander McQueen gown. This style looks very elegant and beautiful and flatters most body shapes, which is why it has become so popular.

Other ‘hot off the runway’ trends set to be popular in bridal wear for 2014 are one shouldered dresses, high-low hem, big textured skirts and Gatsby inspired intricate beaded embellishment.

If you are looking for your perfect wedding dress why not come along to our second Fun, Frocks and Fundraising event in aid of Lochaber Hope.

You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapés and then treated to a fashion show, dress sale, music and local exhibitors. The highlight is an auction of the top 10 new designer dresses: An Emma Roy wedding dress worth £1000 is a star buy but we are also offering hundreds of casual dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaids and wedding gowns. They’ll be beauty stalls offering makeovers, hair-ups and treatments.  It’s a great day out.  Treat yourself to a make-over, buy a dress off the peg and bid on some beautiful, brilliantly priced dresses in the auction.

Buy your tickets here now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-frocks-fundraising-tickets-10579047215

For more information contact jodie@fuzeceremonies.co.uk