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The Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Finding the Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress is probably one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding day. It is also an important decision. Your wedding dress will say everything about the season, time of day and atmosphere of your wedding. Figuring out the important details of your dress can help you plan everything else. These tips should help you find the wedding dress to match the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Dress Silhouette

There are basic wedding dress silhouettes that can help narrow down your selection. Trumpet, mermaid and sheath dresses look best with slender and hourglass shapes. Ballgown and A-line dresses compliment curvy and boxy frames. A longer torso in the dress gives an elongated and slender effect. A voluminous skirt will make the bride appear shorter. Beyond silhouette, you will need to make numerous decisions about sleeves, neckline, back, fabric and train. This requires that you consider the features you want to enhance or hide.

Wedding Dress and the Theme

Whether you picked the dress to match the theme or the theme to match the dress, the dress and theme are undeniably related. Imagine a romantic summer garden affair in a long sleeved ballgown. This sounds like disaster in the making. For obvious reasons you might want shorter sleeves. You might also consider an empire dress or an A-line gown with lace. Imagine walking down the aisle in a white trumpet wedding dress to a Beauty and the Beast theme. This might seem a little off. Your wedding dress is an opportunity to provide a center to your theme.

Your wedding dress can be some creative variation of the fairy tale and still hold true to the theme. We all know Belle has a yellow ballgown, but you might choose shimmering champagne or gold. Cinderella has that majestic blue wedding dress that shimmers with the magic of her fairy godmother. A Cinderella inspired theme would be missing something without the Cinderella dress. Always keep your theme in mind when shopping for your wedding dress.

Wedding Dress to Match Your Venue

The perfect wedding dress will match your wedding venue perfectly. Whether you are creating the fairy tale of Cinderella or recreating “The Great Gatsby” in a speakeasy from the roaring twenties, the professional designers at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa can create the theme of your imagination. Bring your imagination and your dream wedding dress to the picturesque Crystal Ballroom North Tampa. Let the in-house designers create your fairy tale moment to match your wedding dress. Coordinate the elements of your table settings from a selection of napkins, linens, overlays, runners, chargers and elegant centerpieces. Select from beautiful candelabras, vintage manzanita trees, tall floating candles, gorgeous lanterns, and huge floral arrangements. Discover what sets this romantic venue apart from the rest.


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