As children, we all played dress up. Bath towels became capes once fastened to our backs, pots and pans became helmets once placed on our heads and our mother’s old white dresses lovingly became wedding garments once put on. The feeling I got as a child when I played dress up… my posture would change, my feelings soured and my confidence would heighten. Studies show that clothing can influence posture, body language, motivation and even mood. Dr. Samantha Boardman sums up for us that certain outfits enhance creativity and even help with negotiation skills in the work place.
If clothing can have this much influence on our normal, everyday lives…. Imagine the influence that a wedding dress can have on a person, therefore her event. The power of the dress is real.
The obvious function of a dress or even just clothing is to provide warmth and protection. The function of a wedding dress is to set the tone and style of the brides most precious day.
Once you have the dress, almost everything in planning reflects back to the style of this perfectly chosen garment. The flowers, the colors, the wedding party attire even the food can all be influenced by this one thing.. the power of the dress.
Whether the bride has dreamed of this dress since she was a little girl or only thought about it the moment she walked in the boutique, the decision of the dress is one of the most important.
What dress will you choose and what is the story it will tell?