Where to Find the Best Wedding Dress Inspiration | Discovering

March 11, 2020 by Just Marry!

Where to Find the Best Wedding Dress Inspiration | Discovering

One of the first things brides look for after their engagement is wedding dress inspiration. After all, a bride’s choice of dress can dictate the overall theme and style of the entire wedding! There can be a lot of pressure to choose the perfect wedding gown.

If you’re at this point in your planning, I’m here to help! Whether you’ve known exactly what you’re going to wear on your wedding day since you were eight years old or you’re newly discovering what type of dress best fits your personality and body shape, there are many ways you can find wedding dress inspiration. Read on for my top tips!

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Pinterest is a wonderful first stop to gather wedding dress inspiration! Before hunting through racks of wedding dresses at multiple wedding boutiques, spend some time on Pinterest and narrow down styles that appeal to you. This way, you’re not spending an overwhelming number of hours looking through dresses, but instead snuggling up on your couch in your comfy pajamas imagining yourself in what you want to look like on your big day. Spending an hour or two online can help you start focusing on your vision so when you take your first step into a bridal store, you are confident and ready to make this big decision!


I encourage brides to find wedding dress inspiration from their own wardrobe. What usually calls to you in terms of detail, shape, and fabric textures in your clothing? If you favor simple solids, maybe go for a minimalist look. If your closet screams Bohemian hipster, maybe go for a vintage-inspired gown. Listen to your inner style and voice…that’s the most important!

Also, think about styles that accentuate your best features when choosing a wedding dress. I recommend trying on a few silhouettes at your first appointment so you can narrow down what feels the most like you. You may be surprised that a dreamy princess ballgown or sexy fit-and-flare mermaid dress may be the best fit. You’ll never know until you try it for yourself. As long as you feel confident and beautiful, you nailed it!

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This may sound like an unusual place to find wedding dress inspiration, but fabric and DIY stores offer a wealth of possibilities! Just imagine walking along aisles of fabrics of various textures and colors. Getting to touch the fabrics and compare them to your skin tone can be an excellent source of wedding fashion inspiration!

The color of your dress will make you feel confident and beautiful on your wedding day. Just as a silhouette can enhance your shape, certain fabrics and hues of color can do the same! The right colors will accentuate your skin tone and complement your favorite features. Be sure to try on multiple shades in both natural and indoor lighting to find the best look for your wedding day.

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Maybe this one’s obvious, but your wedding’s theme can provide the ideal wedding dress inspiration! Your wedding gown should match your personal style and the overall wedding vibe. Make sure everything is cohesive by taking time to think about the venue you want, the floral and décor you envision, and even the time of day you’ve chosen for your wedding. Having a clear idea of your wedding’s theme will help you choose the perfect dress to match!


Pinterest isn’t the only good source of visual wedding dress inspiration. Magazines, wedding fashion blogs, and even historical photos can be excellent guides! Look for photos of wedding dresses worn by brides with your general size and body shape. Using those images, you can narrow down your options to look for during your first wedding dress shopping appointments. Bring the photos with you to help your wardrobe stylist and make the most of your shopping experience!

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YOU are your most important source of wedding dress inspiration. When you’re standing in a changing room trying on wedding dresses and don’t know what to do, always choose you! Don’t worry about what Aunty Suzie or cousin Molly have to say. It’s your wedding dress, and your big day! Always stay true to yourself and listen to your heart on what makes you feel the most beautiful.

When you’re ready to say “Yes” to the dress, don’t be afraid to do so! You have found your “dress soulmate” and can check this off your wedding to-do list.

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If you’re looking for even more wedding dress inspiration, we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our previous posts on this and other wedding-related topics. I especially recommend this post on 2020 wedding dress trends!


Whether you’d like to chat about Just Marry!’s wedding planner services list or you’d like to discuss something more specific about your event, we’re here to help! Simply send us an email to info@justmarry.com and we’ll get back to you right away. Whatever your planning needs may be, we’d love to welcome you into the Just Marry! family!

Where to Find the Best Wedding Dress Inspiration | Discovering

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