Who says being a bride-to-be is easy? A bride-to-be has to oversee practically everything that has to do with her upcoming wedding and be in perfect attendance to a number of different occasions before the wedding such as the engagement party, bridal shower, and of course: the bachelorette party. On top of all these planning and chaos, she has to look impeccable. So if you happen to be a bride-to-be yourself and have to attend said occasions before the wedding, then this is your guide to looking stylish on the following events:
The first occasion before the wedding is the engagement party. Engagement parties were basically held for the purpose of announcing a couple’s engagement, but nowadays engagements are usually announced before the party, hence it became more of a celebration in honor of the newly engaged couple.
Engagement parties can range from casual to formal and as the bride-to-be, you can wear practically anything you want and these cocktail dresses would be the perfect choice because they aren’t over the top, and there isn’t a doubt you’ll look stunning in any of these dresses.
Originally, a bridal shower is where friends of the bride-to-be gather to bring gifts that would compensate for the dowry the family of the bride-to-be cannot afford or when the father does not approve of the man she is to marry. Eventually this became a tradition which friends of the bride-to-be (usually the bridesmaids) hosts. The purpose of this particular event is to shower the engaged couple with gifts which range from stuff they can use in the household to silly novelty gifts.
What’s great about the dresses below is that they are in bright colors and fun prints which is what a bridal shower should be: relaxed and fun. On the plus side, these dresses are also flexible enough wherein if your bridal shower is more on the semi-formal side these will still be appropriate.
The bachelorette party, often mistaken for being the same as the bridal shower, is commonly the last occasion before the wedding. It is held shortly before the big day (also appropriately held during the evening). The bride-to-be and her girlfriends go out to have fun and to celebrate her “last night of freedom”. A bachelorette party usually entails a night of drinking.
This type of occasion calls for a dress that you would normally wear to clubs or bars; something that is figure-hugging and/or sexy. The dresses below are the perfect choice for when you want to exude sexiness while keeping it classy.