Did you get engaged over the holidays? Maybe the question is yet to come on Valentine’s Day! The day Derrick proposed is still the best day of my life, but I’m sure it will be surpassed when we get married on February 25th!
When he popped the question, my answer was simple, and then the excitement rolled in, and the flood of emotion! Is anyone else an emotional bride?!
After we told our family and friends, we dove into dreaming and planning our Big Day. Oh, the possibilities… The venue, the date, the invitations, the photographers, the colors, the favors, the flowers, the decorations, the speeches, the music, the food, the cake, the dress, the tux, the other dresses and suits, the seating charts, the … There is so much to think about when planning a wedding. A word of advice: Don’t forget to plan the intimates!
Before I even met Derrick, I knew I would not be wearing a strapless dress on my Big Day. Why? Well, it’s awfully hard to find a comfortable, well-supporting strapless bra in a HH-Cup! Even for me at Bra Necessities, where we can search and find almost any kind of bra imaginable! And more, strapless bras are very rarely pretty (especially in my size)! I wanted to feel comfortable and beautiful right from the undergarments outward on my wedding day, so when he popped the question, I already knew the kind of dress and undergarments I would be looking for.
Don’t leave the undergarments until a mere few weeks before the wedding. You would be surprised how often brides (AND Bridesmaids, AND Mothers of the Bride and Groom) leave their undergarments until the last minute! Although, we do always try to carry a full stock of sizes and colors at Bra Necessities, during the summer event season when countless people are looking for special occasion bra styles, underwear and shapewear, sizes can get picked over in between orders arriving. We recommend shopping for your undergarments 3 months before the event, but a minimum of 4-6 weeks is necessary to find the perfect undergarment ensemble, just in case a special order is needed.
To set yourself, and your wedding party, up for wardrobe success, look for your undergarments before the gowns. Find out what kinds of styles are possible for your shape and size. Learn the color options that would be available to you if that is important. Do you want a deep and plunging neckline in your gown, well take a look for that specialty bra. Do you want a low back gown? I hope you can go bra-less if you do! Do you want a form-fitting gown? What about the wedding night? Would you like our help to plan something special?
The style of undergarments a woman prefers is a very personal thing. Some women prefer a matching set, others just need it to do the job and don’t mind what it looks like.
No matter your style preferences, click on the images below to learn about some of the options available to you, and our Recommended Top Picks for your Wedding Intimates Ensemble!