Posted by admin on July 2, 2012
Want to start a new family tradition and wear something that will become more than just a wedding gown but a family heirloom as well? Would it be nice to see a wedding gown handed down from generation to generation, from daughter to perhaps grand daughter? Imagine what a delight it will be to see and probably also move someone to tears watching a child, your daughter, walk down the aisle wearing the same gown that had been worn at one’s own wedding.
For starters choose a gown that is refined in style and taste… a gown that can be passed on, especially to someone like your daughter. The best option will be a wedding gown that is both timeless and classical in style.
A gown that is fashionable and trendy at the moment may not look practical and fashionable thirty (30) years from now. It will just look silly on her while walking down the aisle. The more plain the gown can be, the better as it can be handled through the years. It is easy to give the gown an updated look and be reflective of the new bride’s personal style with a little bit of accessories to make it look new.
The white wedding dress has been popular in the last hundred years or so with America’s influence in the Philippines.
Stick with classic colors. While wedding gowns in pastel colors are currently very popular, they may not be fashionable in thirty (30) years. White or ivory wedding gowns will probably never go out of style. Keep in mind that a colorful accessory or two can always be added to lend some personal grandeur to the gown as it is worn.
Choose a gown that can easily be altered for size. Most likely the body frame may not be the same as one is at the present. Have the seamstress keep the extra fabric inside the seams, rather than trimming it, just in case the seams need to be let out a bit to fit your daughter.
Likewise, start with a longer gown and hem it up as needed, retaining adequate fabric in the hem in case the gown needs to be lengthened.
Once you have found the perfect wedding gown with your daughter in mind as well, your work is not done yet. Try to keep your gown looking picture perfect through the generation. Then one will need to properly store it after the wedding.
For best results, consult a professional dry cleaner you trust. Have the gown cleaned as soon as possible after the wedding and then professionally wrap it up and place in a box for a long term storage and preservation.
Now here’s to your special day and to your new family wedding tradition.