The shape, design and details of your dress are not the only things to keep in mind when looking for your perfect wedding dress. The fabric of your wedding dress also plays an important role in choosing the most special and often the most expensive dress of your life. Wedding dresses come in a wide range of fabrics including satin, silk, chiffon, taffeta, charmeuse, tulle, and organza. Some dresses include polyester and cotton. The choice of fabric should be comfortable but it should match the style of dress you have also chosen to wear. Certain fabrics can add to the design of the dress, while some can detract from it.

Satin - a popular fabric for wedding dresses. This luxurious fabric with its soft high gloss works well with highly structured designs. Satin can be very heavy, so if you are having a summer wedding or getting married abroad in warm weather this may not be right for you.

Silk: it has natural imperfections and 'slubs' that make each dress slightly different and unique. Whether available in raw or shantung, as it is a natural texture, it is the perfect fabric choice for a simpler dress style.

Chiffon: A nice matte fabric that hangs and drapes beautifully. Fantastic to overlay styles with fuller skirts for a romantic touch. Alternatively, it can be used for sleeves, delicate straps or as a wrap for you and your bridesmaids.

Taffeta: If you dream of a long dress with a skirt or imagine a wedding dress with a structured style, then taffeta is an excellent fabric to consider. Since this fabric is quite stiff, the overall shape holds well. It tends not to wrinkle easily and may have a slight sheen or a dull finish.

Velvet: it is available in a range of thicknesses and weights. This can be the option or you if you are going to celebrate a winter wedding for that extra heat

Crepe - Another fabric that's perfect for fuller skirts, especially if you're looking for a wrinkled look.

Charmeuse: This is a softer variation of satin. It can look very elegant and sophisticated without being too heavy. It reflects very well in light and covers very well. It covers well and can look extremely stylish without being too heavy.

Organza: very similar to chiffon but stiffer. It has a real glossy sheen. Again, this looks amazing layered over ballet dancer style bridesmaid dresses and skirts.

Tulle: This is the net that can often be found under the skirt of a wedding dress to give it more fullness. It is also used to create wedding dresses with large princess-style skirts and can be found in tutus and veils.

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This past year or so there has been a trend towards vintage furniture, antique furniture, vintage cars and vintage wedding dresses.