How to choose your wedding dress

The most important aspect of choosing a perfect wedding gown is to look in the mirror, get flutters in your stomach and jump up and down for joy because you absolutely love it!

Decide on a silhouette

Wedding dresses are made in several different silhouettes. Before considering anything else, know which type of gown will flatter your figure the best.

Ball gowns

have very full skirts and generally will look beautiful on any body type, unless the bride is very short and small.


usually have a fitted bodice with a skirt that flares gently from the waist to form an “A” shape. They generally work for everyone as well, and are a terrific choice for someone who would divke to hide lower body flaws, but does not want a ball gown.


flatter women with slim, balanced figures. They shouldn’t be worn by brides who dislike their figures.

Empire waist gowns

have a skirt that falls from just below the breasts. Although usually define with various waist line types and not always considered a type of silhouette, they are a wonderful choice for a casual, non-formal wedding, or weddings in a tropical climate.

Bring along bridesmaids for your dress shopping:

Invite one or two people who know your taste, will be honest with you, and whose judgement you trust.

Set a Budget

Typically, a wedding ensemble, including veil, undergarments, and any other accessories, accounts for 10 percent to 15 percent of the total wedding cost.

Keep an open mind

This is the mantra repeated over and over by bridal consultants. So take their advice, even if what they urge you to try on doesn’t seem like your style. Some dresses don’t look like much on the hanger but look great on

Wedding Dress (Bridal gowns) in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area

David’s Bridal (Mississauga)www.davidsbridal.ca3105 Argentia RoadMississauga905-824-4655
David's Bridal (Scarborough)www.davidsbridal.ca1900 Eglinton Avenue EastScarborough416-751-8775
Ferre Sposa Bloor Street WestToronto416-535-8999