We all want to look out best on our wedding day. Not only are we the centre of attentions with eyes on us almost constantly but we know the photos that are taken will be proudly displayed for many years. The last thing we want is to be wearing an ill-fitting suit, a dress that doesn't compliment our best features or a hair style that looked great in the salon but not so much out in the real world.
The first thing you need is the honest and constructive criticism of a loving friend. You might love the look of those zebra-printed suspenders on the mannequin but they might not actually suit you. That's where your loving friend can whisper in your ear, "are you nuts?! Put those back!". Whether it's your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, suit or hair style, seek out the opinion of someone who has good fashion sense, and that does not include the salesperson who is trying to sell you something.
I've been to weddings where the bride chose a beautiful gown but she was constantly adjusting it because it kept slipping down or didn't suit her body style. She still looked amazing but I didn't get the impression that she was completely comfortable. The last thing you want on your wedding day is any distractions! I've written this before but it needs repeating. Something as minor as a poorly-fitted gown or a too-tight suit jacket can divert your focus and rob you of some of the magic the day offers. By all means, look your best! Pull out all the stops and really wow your guests but make sure you not only look good but you feel comfortable. Do not rush or take lightly what you'll be wearing all day.
One item that is easily over-looked is your shoes. Please, please, please.... wear comfortable shoes! You will be on your feet for 12 or 14 hours. You need to think about your feet. Make sure your shoes fit perfectly. You will be doing a lot of standing and walking and dancing. If you haven't experienced foot pain before let me tell you it is incredibly distracting. Even the smallest pinch or pang is very annoying. When you're spinning around on the dance floor or gazing in to the eyes of your beloved you don't want to suddenly feel your feet screaming out in agony.
Dressing up for your wedding is one of the many things that makes the day so wonderful. Please consider everything you will be going through that day before you strap on those 6-inch heels or dress pants that are 2-inches too small. Don't let vanity or unrealistic demands keep you from being completely free and comfortable for the entire day.