While so many brides automatically assume that they will be wearing a traditional wedding dress and head off to store after store; it is important to consider the possibility of vintage dresses. Not only can a bride choose to have a vintage wedding dress; she can incorporate this theme throughout the entire wedding. It is timeless and so very elegant. Having a vintage wedding can be one of the most romantic events one will ever be involved in or attend. A vintage wedding offers classic elegance and if all elements are coordinated, professionals are hired to make sure all is just right, a vintage wedding can be an event no one will ever forget.
Believe it or not, while v vintage wedding dresses are very rare and fashionable, they can often cost far less than an off-the-rack traditional wedding dress. A vintage wedding dress is much different than a traditional wedding dress; it is almost is if a person is comparing porcelain to plastic. Traditional dresses are hanging on a rack, mass produced and offer very little other than some altering that will make the dress your own. Alternatively, a vintage wedding dress has exquisite and intricate details, timeless enchantment and offers a woman something that few others will ever have.
There are, of course, certain guidelines a woman should follow when purchasing a vintage wedding dress. If the perfect dress if found, but has a stain, it is not the perfect dress. Stains that are on wedding dresses are very difficult to remove; stains on vintage wedding dresses may be impossible to remove. Avoid the stress and worry, you will find a vintage wedding dress that does not need repair. Additionally, if a dress will need repair regarding fabric, keep in mind it may be very difficult to find fabric that matches. If you do find a dress that you are in love with, and it needs fabric repair, it is best to write down the details of what needs repairing and check with tailors to see if it is even possible.
Vintage wedding dresses will deteriorate over time, as will all fabrics. One aspect however that will make a vintage wedding dress in good shape is the fact that it most likely was only worn once and has been handles less than other vintage clothes. It is best to look for a dress that was created after the year 1900. In addition, in the 1920’s quite a few dresses were made with the fabric of chiffon; this can be a very delicate cloth and you must be sure the dress is solid. To have rip occur right as you are about to walk down the aisle would be shocking and disastrous. To know if a vintage wedding dress is sturdy, do not be afraid to test the cloth, stretch it, inspect it closely and look for any signs of weakness. Keep in mind, minor repairs may be able to be performed; check with a tailor first.
One aspect that many women do not realize, and is vitally important, is that the size of the vintage wedding dress will not be the same size they wear in regular clothing. The fashion industry has changed the regulations and guidelines of sizes over the years. What used to be an eight is now a ten or larger. It is best to try on dresses of all sizes to see what is best for you. If deciding to buy a vintage wedding from a reputable online site, it is vital to take all of your measurements. It will be best if you allow a friend or family member to do this, to be sure the measurements are perfect and exact. You will want to know the exact and precise size of your hips, waist, bust, shoulders and length.
To find a vintage wedding dress and not need to worry about the above aspects, a woman may choose to purchase a new dress that is a reproduction of a vintage wedding dress. You will still retain all of the charming and elegant features you are hoping for, but the dress will be brand new. Larger wedding dress stores and many online sites will be able to offer this option.