Using Award Ceremonies for Wedding Inspiration
This season is undeniably our favourite in the Wedding News office, and that is awards season. From the Brit Awards to the Grammys, the Oscars to the BAFTAS, we’re inundated with glitzy and glamorous ceremonies. The reason we adore this season so much? The gorgeous ball gowns of course! All of our favourite celebrities will be getting glammed up to the nines and strutting their stuff in designer dresses, and it’s at these phenomenal award ceremonies that we see some incredible wedding inspiration ideas emerging in the form of some truly beautiful ball gowns. Indeed, we often use award ceremonies for wedding planning inspiration – and here’s why you should too.Keeping up with the trends
Awards ceremonies are where we see all the latest trends on display, which is perfect for finding inspiration for our wedding dresses! The best stylists and designers in the world are celebrated during the awards season, dressing our favourite celebrities in simply stunning gowns with beautiful elements that we adopt into the world of weddings. This season for example, we’ve already seen bardot or off the shoulder neck lines, sheer or lace panels, feathers and fishtail dresses dominating the red carpets of this selection of prestigious awards. We can be sure to see these elements echoed in contemporary wedding designs throughout the next few seasons, and these are a selection of trends which we can look for when hunting for our dream dress to ensure a contemporary and chic wedding dress with a subtle nod to awards ceremony fashion. Other trends to emerge from the fashion season are metallic hues and heavy embellishment and beaded work – so watch this space for the wedding dresses of the coming season!
Opting for something different
The awards season is the perfect opportunity to peruse a whole host of different dress styles, shapes and silhouettes, allowing ourselves to get a really good idea of what we like and opening our eyes to dresses which we might previously have shied away from. A particular style or shape that you’ve seen looking impeccable on the red carpet during awards season might inspire you to try on something a little differently when you’re dress shopping and fall in love with something outside of your comfort zone. Why not dare to be brave and opt for the heavily beaded dress? Go off the shoulder for something a little different, or perhaps choose the dress with the beautiful sheer sleeves and lace detailing!
Saving some money
Designer dresses can occasionally be cheaper than wedding dresses, which might mean that you see a particular style or dress that you like that could end up saving you a bit of cash in the long run. Keep an open mind and with your award ceremony inspiration in mind and you might be able to find your dream dress at a fraction of the price!