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Friday, October 29, 2010

What's the Best Bridal Style For You? Find Out in This Quick and Fun Quiz.

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Quiz by Nadia Digilov
Photos courtesy of Emma Cleary

Upon getting engaged, one of the first things brides get excited for is trying on and picking out that perfect wedding dress. Most women dream of what their wedding gown will look like long before they’ve got that ring on their finger. More often than not, the entire wedding’s style and feel is inspired by the look of the bride’s gown. Destination weddings can sometimes dictate the type of dress a bride wears depending on the venue and location. However, having a solid idea of your personal style can still help to lead you in the right direction.

Because the wedding dress can serve as such a source of inspiration, it’s important that a bride define her style early on. There can be tremendous pressure when trying to pick out the big-day ensemble. A bride wants to look her best, wow her groom and still be comfortable as she walks down the aisle. To help alleviate some of that pressure, Nadia Digilov, a luxury wedding planning expert, has created the quiz below to help brides determine their perfect bridal style.

Which if the below accessories are you most likely to be seen in on a regular day:

A) A floral necklace
B) A bold statement bracelet
C) Flip-Flop shoes
D) A unique hair ornament/ headpiece

Which of the below activities is of most interest to you?

A) Reading interesting novels
B) Dancing
C) Playing a sport
D) Shopping for the latest trends

What is your favorite color?

A) Pink
B) Red
C) Blue
D) Orange

What would be your dream vacation?

A) Relaxing on a beautiful exotic beach
B) Exploring the festive streets of an exotic country like Brazil or Argentina
C) Staying active and exploring nature- hiking, rock climbing, or cycling
D) Visiting Paris for Fashion Week

Now count up you’re A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s!

If you picked mostly A’s, you are: The Innocent Bride

You prefer a more angelic look and love sprucing up your appearance with flowers, pastels, and more earthy accessories. When getting married, you will feel most comfortable choosing a gown that is more traditional. Traditional gowns are fitted on top and come out wide at the waist, in a princess-like manner. Top the look off with soft curls and accessories like white flowers, which can be real or an accessory of your choice decorated with crystals. However, as with any unique bridal styles this look is certainly not for every bride. Her innocent look is not something that can be recreated with the right makeup or the right dress; she will look this way no matter what she wears. Just because the dress is fluffy and white does not mean that everyone will look adorable in it. So, flatter your fabulous self and accentuate your assets.


If you picked mostly B’s, you are: The Sensual Bride

The sensual bride is bold and exciting; she takes risks and lives for passion. Physically, the sensual bride tends to have strong features and looks dignified and elegant with red lipstick rather than a made-up doll. Wearing white on your wedding day symbolizes virginity and purity, but let’s face it, we don’t all have angelic faces nor care to look innocent--even on our wedding day. For this type of bride, a fitted gown accentuating the hips and waist, some red lipstick, an elegant hair twist and an attitude that says “I can rock this look” are the way to go. We have all seen women who are desperately trying to carry out the sensual style with an innocent bride look! It simply looks unnatural. Therefore, if you have strong features, have a curvy body and look great in a mermaid fitted gown, this look is definitely for you! Keep in mind that dressing a little sexy on your wedding is okay, but it's best to still make sure it is done in good taste.


If you picked mostly C’s, you are: The Casual Bride

You’re a nature-lover, enjoy playing with the young ones, roughing it with the boys and you don’t mind getting dirty. Comfort is what you look for in clothes, and your wedding gown should be no exception.. The gowns that you will find surprisingly comfortable and casual, while still elegant for your wedding are different variations of the Grecian-inspired dresses. These gowns are flowing and comfortable yet elegant and sultry. They are fitted at the bust and flow to the ground. To top off the look,, try accentuating the hair with soft waves or with braids on the sides of your head. This look is great for a bride who has always dreamed of a beach wedding or a casual destination wedding.


If you picked mostly D’s, you are: The Trendy Bride

You’re the girl setting the trends--not following them. You have always been considered a trendsetter and therefore your wedding day should be no exception. For the Trendy Bride, gone is the day when putting together a bridal look was all about tradition. You’re the girl most likely to revolutionize the bridal look once and for all! A note to all brides, this look is very difficult to pull off unless you're the Carry Bradshaw of your circle, I mean, who else can pull off a bird in their hair on their wedding day? Dare to add color to your gown, accessorize with interesting hats and hair-pieces, add a statement necklace or even opt for a short gown. The sky is the limit for the Trendy Bride, but stay true to your body type and skin complexion. You’ve always known how to pull off any look, so make sure you’re working with what you know and not totally stepping out of your best looks.


The bottom line is, on your wedding it’s all about feeling comfortable and confident! Be sure and surround yourself with loved ones who know you best and are willing to be honest—in a kind and helpful way. Hopefully this quiz gave you brides out there a sense of direction and a plethora of inspiration.

ABOUT NADIA DIGILOV & CELEBRATING IN STYLE:
Nadia Digilov is New York's premier luxury wedding expert and the founder and CEO of NYC based event production firm Celebrating in Style, celebrating-instyle.com. After several years on the trading floors of the largest investment banks on Wall Street, her passion for production led her to begin creating luxury events that leave lasting impressions. Since 2002 Nadia has created weddings, corporate events, concerts, trade shows, and marketing events in major cities around the world; including New York, Miami, Moscow, Tel Aviv and St. Petersburg. For those getting married in New York City or the tri-state area, visit www.newyorkweddinglist.com.

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