A typical bride may look like Princess Di on her wedding day and really far from that hot bride in the Guns ‘N Roses’ November Rain music video. Imagine tons of fabric with all that satin, French lace and layers of tulle that might look like it could weigh a ton. In these modern times, a wedding gown can just be about anything—from the cut, style and the color doesn’t even have to be white. There are no rules when it comes to wedding gowns and one can already stop fantasizing about that coveted Vera Wang dress because there are plenty of options to choose from. A little bit of creativity and resourcefulness can certainly go a long way. And remember when it comes to weddings, less is always more.
The pressures of planning a wedding can put a lot of strain on the bride. Being a modern bride means being genuinely happy and radiant on this special day and ultimately being comfortable in a practical yet gorgeous dress no matter what kind of wedding it is. For example, a city hall wedding needs to be sleek and stylish and a short but sweet dress from M&S can be the perfect fit. Play it up a little by wearing a crown of fresh, wild flowers which can be a great alternative for a bouquet of flowers. When it comes to accessorizing, a simple pair of diamond stud earrings or a classic pearl necklace can complete the whole look. Wearing a pair of dainty short lace gloves can add a little bit of romantic feel to it.
For a sexy and androgynous look, wearing a classic pant suit like Bianca Jagger is perfect for a big city hotel wedding. Accessorize by wearing a jewel encrusted head band along with a messy braid. A big heirloom brooch can also add more glamour to this already gorgeous ensemble. Finally, for those who want a timeless look, choosing a gown in a serpentina cut or a simple sweetheart one is usually all a bride needs.

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