Wedding Dresses

When it comes to choosing your dream dress, it can be a very exciting but equally daunting process. With so many options available to you it can sometimes be hard to know which wedding dress is the one for you.

That is where we come in! At The Sposa Group, we are dedicated to helping you find the gown of your dreams. From designer gowns and bridesmaids dressed to handmade lace and other accessories, we will make sure to provide you with the best bridal services in Australia.

From designer weddings to small intimate gatherings, our bridal consultants will help you find the right dress. Below we have created the ultimate guide for brides in the South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Melbourne areas, ensuring your search is a simple and hassle-free experience, giving you enough rest time before your big day.

Making Your Dreams Come True With The Perfect Wedding Dress

While shopping for the right wedding gown can seem very overwhelming, there are many steps you can take to make your search easier. The easiest way to get going is to start by asking the more simple questions such as which style you like, designer’s names, different types of fit and silhouettes.

Our boutique houses just about everything, including designer gowns and veils, lace gowns and traditional dresses as well as styles to fit your exact body shape. The options are endless and our goal is to help you find a dream wedding dress that you love for your walk down the aisle.

This guide will take you through the dos and don’ts for finding the perfect wedding dress, ahead of your wedding day. Here are a few tips to help you make your dream wedding a reality by helping you find the perfect wedding gown.

Keep In Mind The Season

It is highly recommended that before you start making any concrete plans you start with choosing the time of year and the place. Once you have selected the location and the date, you will have a better understanding of the weather conditions around that time of year. This will definitely affect your choice of wedding dress.

For summer weddings, lightweight dresses are ideal and will keep you cool and looking fresh. For winter weddings our long sleeve dresses and similar styles are favoured.

Body Type and Fit

When it comes to the style and fit of the dress, our advice is to take your time and find the right choice. You may be drawn to a certain dress style that you saw on Instagram or something your favourite celebrity was wearing, but you might find that it doesn’t quite look the same when you try it on. 

Our main goal is to ensure that you look good and feel good on your wedding day. At The Sposa Group, we are experts in knowing what dresses will look great on your body type and we might even surprise you with something you never thought of trying!

If you are someone who may not feel fully comfortable with wearing something figure-fitting, we have a wide range of sizes, colours, silhouettes, accessories and veils that can help you to feel beautiful on your wedding day.

Style

Before making any big decisions you need to ask yourself, do you want an indoor wedding or is an outdoor venue something you prefer?  This decision could affect your choice of wedding gown. 

It is your wedding day and you should feel comfortable wearing anything you want. Whether you want a ball gown at a beach wedding or something vintage in a church, make sure that you find a wedding gown that you adore!

Try Many But Be Very Picky

As most of our stylists will tell you, it is always fun to try on as many wedding dresses as possible, ahead of your wedding day. You may find a style that you may not have considered that may fit like a glove. The truth is, it can be hard to know what a certain style looks like on you until you put it on. 

But when it comes to making that final decision our advice is to be as picky as you can. Do not settle for something that does not tick every one of your boxes. If you are still unsure, our consultants will be there to help guide you through it, making sure you find the perfect style and silhouette.

Budget

Any bride will tell you that a wedding can sometimes break your bank. As with any purchase, more extravagant, detailed dresses can cost more. Dresses that feature large amounts of lace, ivory embroidery, beading or customised silhouettes will likely increase your budget. 

Despite this, we believe that price should not dictate which dress you will purchase. While more extravert style wedding dresses do cost more, at The Sposa Group, our boutique houses many dresses that are equally as extravagant and will not leave you financially drained. We can easily help you to find the wedding gown of your dreams that falls within your budget. 

One piece of advice: when budgeting for your wedding, it’s always a good idea to have a little leeway when it comes to your wedding dress! This way, you won’t be disappointed if you find the perfect dress but it’s just a little pricier than you were expecting.

Location

Location is always a crucial decision. It is always suggested you start looking at venues and locations as soon as possible, as some places may already be booked.

While some of you may opt for a more traditional church wedding, others may be looking for something a bit less conventional. Whether you want a beach wedding, a quaint venue in the country or a big Melbourne city wedding, we have the perfect dress to match the occasion.

Look Online For Inspiration

Once you have decided the date and location, you can start looking for wedding dress ideas. We have an extensive bridal boutique both online and at our bridal studio. But, we are also constantly looking for new and exciting gown styles!

In the past, many brides would visit sample sales to get a better idea of what is available. Now, however, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has become the easiest and most popular option. Take note of what you see online, from shapes, silhouettes, accessories, fit, veils, trains, fabric textures as well as lace, beading and embroidery. From there we recommend you check out our page to see which gowns match up to your style of preference. 

You will likely come across thousands of options! But, you’ll quickly become aware of which wedding gowns stand out and which do not. This will no doubt make your search easier before you try on your favourite options.  

Don’t have social media? Or simply have no idea what you are looking for. Don’t worry because our experienced consultants and stylists will be there to take you through the entire process, giving you suggestions and other options, from start to finish.

Most Importantly, Be Yourself

While Instagram and other social media platforms can be overwhelming, offering many ideas about the perfect wedding or wedding gown, the reality is everyone has different tastes and styles. Whether you are browsing through our online store or planning to visit our bridal boutique or bridal studio, our goal is to make sure your wedding dress is perfectly you! 

Buying your wedding dress is an important decision and it can be a very emotional process. We want you to feel like your best self, and this is how we will help you find the right dress. With extensive experience in Melbourne and greater Australia, we understand our customers and are committed to finding you the perfect luxury gown.

We believe that with the help of a Sposa Group stylist, you will easily find your dream dress.

Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress Style

With endless options available both online and at our bridal boutique, choosing a wedding gown can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process. While there are many styles and terms used, we believe that finding your dream wedding dress should be a smooth and relaxing process.

On this note, we have prepared a quick and concise guide to help you navigate your bridal experience. From sample gowns and sizing to accessories, trains, lace and veils we will have you looking like one of the Hollywood stars, in no time.

Our wedding gown selection consists of some of the best gowns available in Australia, allowing you to choose from some of the top luxury designers in the country.

Our advice is to consider all these elements when making your decision. This will ensure you find a dress that meets all your requirements for your walk down the aisle. Before we get started, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What length do you prefer? Do you want something long or maybe something short?
  2. Do you see yourself wearing a train, a veil, lace or any other accessories? 
  3. What type of skirt do you see yourself in? 
  4. Do you prefer strapless or do you envision sleeves?
  5. What type of waistline do you have and which style would suit you best?
  6. What colour do you want? Pure white, ivory, blush or even champagne? 
  7. How do you envision the back of the dress? Or do you prefer a backless style? 

Our advice is to consider all these elements when making your decision. This will ensure you find a dress that meets all your requirements for your walk down the aisle. Before we get started, ask yourself the following questions:

A-Line

This style is one of the more popular choices when it comes to wedding gowns. An A-line dress offers a fitted shape around the bodice area and flows out toward the ground, similar to that of an ‘A’. What makes this style unique is that the dress flows perfectly from the bust to the hemline. 

Considered one of the more classic and simple wedding dress styles, A-line wedding gowns are perfect for any occasion, ranging from a church wedding to a more laid back beach ceremony. We certainly consider it a great option for the wedding of your dreams

Another reason A-line wedding dresses are so popular is that they are flattering on most body types and sizes. For brides who are shorter, this style will create the illusions of a longer torso. The full-skirt element of this style is also perfect for women with pear-shaped bodies. Additionally, A-line dresses can also easily create the illusion of curves on smaller, more petite brides.

For brides who decide to purchase an A-line wedding dress, you’re in luck because making alterations to this dress style is relatively easy as it is incredibly versatile. You will be able to alter the waistline, neckline or even fabric to meet your requirements. 

These dresses also come in all different styles and fabrics with different details to make them unique.

Mermaid or Trumpet

Sometimes referred to as ‘Fishtail’, Mermaid style dresses look exactly as they sound. Created to be body fitting, they follow the contour of your body and flare out around your knees. This is definitely one of the more feminine looking wedding dress styles available, designed to highlight a bride’s curves, giving her a beautiful head-turning look.

For brides who are confident in their own skin and have the right figure, you won’t need to shop around anymore because the Mermaid cut will offer you a sleek and regal look. While some brides may like this simple and classic look, others may want more. With this style, you can easily jazz up the look by adding designer touches, some accessories, a bit of lace or even a train.

Also referred to as ‘fit-and-flare’, Trumpet style wedding dresses are fitted through the body and begin to flare out around the mid-thigh area. Some consider this style a hybrid – a modified version of an A-line and Mermaid style dress. The skirt’s gradual flare is known to resemble the shape of the musical instrument. 

We find this style to be incredibly understated, with an effortless and timeless silhouette, offering you just the right amount of drama in your look. With the wide range of wedding dresses available on our website and in our stores, you will have access to the best quality luxury Mermaid and Trumpet-style gowns in Melbourne and across Australia.  

These cuts are ideal for brides who want to accentuate their small waist and are perfect to create an hourglass figure for brides who want to show off their figures.

Ball Gown

A ball gown cut is also an extremely popular style that is perfect for brides looking for a magical and fairytale-like look for their big day. Ball gown dresses are usually paired with larger, formal or traditional wedding ceremonies. 

This style can be worn by brides of most body types as it creates a very feminine silhouette. The full skirt will help to accentuate the waist, at the same time hiding the lower body. For those brides who have a larger bust, this cut is perfect to create an hourglass look, emphasizing your waistline creating a more natural waistline. 

We consider this style the true ‘princess’ wedding dress and a style that is timeless and elegant and, most importantly, never goes out of fashion!

Long Sleeve

When it comes to weddings, every bride has a different style. Similarly, dresses are the same. And while some brides opt for a backless or strapless option, other brides prefer their gowns to include sleeves. Some of our dresses even include detachable sleeves, which offer you the best of both worlds. 

If you wish to cover your arms to create a more beautiful or elegant look, a long sleeve dress may be the right choice for you. Nowadays you can create sleeves with just about anything from lace to organza or chiffon.  

Whilst some may feel that long sleeves are outdated, we are seeing more and more brides opting for this classic look. Some brides pair long sleeves with a low-cut or backless look to create an elegant finish.

Backless

For those brides who have beautiful shoulders, a backless dress is always a solid option. Especially for those hot summer weddings, low back or backless dresses are classic and will ensure you don’t get too hot. What makes backless dresses that much more exciting is that you get to have fun with the front. 

You can choose from a variety of necklines to complement your backless dresses. These include but are not limited to the following necklines:

  • Sweetheart
  • Strapless
  • Halter
  • Cross-back
  • Thin strapped
  • Key-hole
  • High neck

Long Sleeve

When it comes to weddings, every bride has a different style. Similarly, dresses are the same. And while some brides opt for a backless or strapless option, other brides prefer their gowns to include sleeves. Some of our dresses even include detachable sleeves, which offer you the best of both worlds. 

If you wish to cover your arms to create a more beautiful or elegant look, a long sleeve dress may be the right choice for you. Nowadays you can create sleeves with just about anything from lace to organza or chiffon.  

Whilst some may feel that long sleeves are outdated, we are seeing more and more brides opting for this classic look. Some brides pair long sleeves with a low-cut or backless look to create an elegant finish.

Adding That Little Bit Extra

We believe that finding your dream wedding dress is one of the most important parts of the bridal process. There are other things to consider, such as veils, trains, capes, accessories, jewellery and headpieces or crowns. 

As Coco Chanel once said “Accessories are what makes or marks a woman,” and that couldn’t be truer.

Whether you visit our online bridal boutique or stop by one of our bridal studios, you will have access to some of the best accessories in Melbourne and the greater Australia region. From designer jewels and headpieces to detachable sleeves, we will help you find those extra finishing touches to make your dream wedding come true.

Our goal is to offer you the best quality accessories ranging from capes and veils to belts, earrings and headpieces

Shop Our Gorgeous Collection Of Wedding Dresses

The Sposa Group prides itself in helping brides across the country find the best wedding gown in Melbourne and across Australia. We are committed to providing our brides with the latest in bridal fashion, working with some of the world’s leading wedding dress designers.  

If you find that you’ve been browsing through various wedding articles or scrolling through Instagram, the chances are that you are pretty confused and overwhelmed with choices right now. And as most brides will tell you, making that final choice is not an easy one and that’s where we come in!

At The Sposa Group, customer service is our number one focus. All our products are sourced from only the highest quality distributors and are easily some of the best designs in Australia. Whether you contact us through our online shop or visit our flagship boutique, you will easily find the perfect dress for your dream wedding. 

Featuring designer labels such as Demetrios and Cosmobella, amongst others, our goal is to offer you the highest quality bridal experience, starting with your perfect wedding gown and ending with those final touches like your veil, train, lace details and more.

Due to the global pandemic, many people are now opting to stay indoors. This means that a lot of the bridal experience is now happening online. Not to worry, we have taken everything online, too. You can browse our carefully curated selection of wedding dresses and then make an appointment when you’re ready.

Whether you are planning a huge wedding or something more intimate, we believe that size doesn’t matter as long as the bride is happy!

Simply contact us via email and we will have one of our experienced designers or stylists contact you to schedule an appointment.

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If your big day is coming up and you need help to find the perfect dress to match your dream wedding you have come to the right place. With boutique stores in both Melbourne and Canberra, our goal is to offer you the ultimate designer wedding dress experience from start to finish.

Whether you know exactly what type of dress you want or are starting from scratch and need some advice, we will be here for you throughout the entire bridal journey.

Visit our online boutique now to get in touch. One email and we will have someone get back to you to make an appointment! After that, leave the rest to our bridal consultants, who are ready to make your dream a reality.

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