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The Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill

Choosing the Wedding Dress

One of the most important decisions a bride will make is about her wedding dress. The wedding dress is tied to the theme, venue, time of day and the season. Making a couple decisions about your dress can help you plan everything else. These tips should help you choose the wedding dress to match the wedding of your dreams.

The Silhouette of Your Wedding Dress

The silhouette describes the shape of your wedding dress. There are just a few basic shapes that will make many important decisions about your entire wedding. Think about how well you want to move in your dress on the dance floor. Think about how confident you will feel with fabric hugging your every curve. Have you always dreamed of a Cinderella gown or do you envision something more playful?

The Old Rules

There are a few simple rules to picking a silhouette for your wedding dress. Just keep in mind that rules are made to be broken. Let this be a guide. Do not let it make the decision. Trumpet, mermaid and sheath dresses fit snug, hug the body and look best with slender and hourglass shapes. Ballgown and A-line dresses compliment curvy and boxy frames. A longer torso in the dress gives an elongated and slender effect. A voluminous skirt will make the bride appear shorter. Beyond silhouette, you will need to make numerous decisions about sleeves, neckline, back, fabric and train. This requires that you consider the features you want to enhance or hide.

Letting the Theme Make the Decisions

You could always let your theme make all the decisions about your wedding dress. Imagine a romantic summer garden affair. You might consider an empire gown with a bohemian flair. Then again, you might choose an A-line with a never ending train to drag the ground. Either way, you will probably choose a shorter sleeve with light lace or flowing fabric. If you dream of Cinderella, you will probably want that voluminous ball gown. The Great Gatsby theme brings a mermaid or trumpet wedding dress from the 1920’s era to the imagination. Do not forget your sequence and your feathers.

The Venue for the Dress

Whether you are creating the fairy tale of Cinderella or recreating a speakeasy from the roaring twenties, the professional designers at Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill can create the theme of your imagination. Let the in-house designers create your fairy tale moment to match your wedding dress. Step inside of the design studio and begin planning at this all-inclusive wedding venue. Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill creates affordable luxury weddings and unforgettable moments.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom event venue difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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