Your choice of wedding dress says a lot about you. It reflects your sense of style, your views on tradition and fashion and also hints at your key wedding dress personality traits, whether that’s carefree and relaxed, a classic traditionalist or dramatic and contemporary.

And, of course, when a dress says so much about you, it can be quite hard to choose. So, to help you narrow it down, our bridal experts (who really are the best at matching brides and dresses!) have put together their essential wedding dress personality guide. So, read on for their top tips on how to match your disposition to your dream dress…

The classic romantic

Your personal style is… Elegant and refined. You always look stylish and well put together, but never over the top

Wedding dress featured: Suna by Anna Sorrano

Dream venue: A Georgian manor house, with understated, quietly modern decor.

Wedding colour scheme: Sophisticated colours, such as soft greens and whites, pastels or perhaps splashes of stylish navy. 

Classic romantics will love…

A flattering A line. This shape suits every figure and always looks timeless. Look for simple embellishments, such as understated, matt lace or a subtle touches of shimmer, along with classic necklines and chic covered buttons.

Wedding dress featured: Yanina by Anna Sorrano

Designer match: You’ll love our Anna Sorrano collection, which is a beautifully modern take on established bridal trends.

Finishing touches: Try a lovely lace jacket and a simple plain tulle veil, for a look that will stand the test of time.

The free-spirited adventurer

Your personal style is… Quirky and relaxed. You like to look fun and interesting, and feel comfortable at the same time.

Wedding dress featured: Sidonie by Heidi Hudson

Dream venue: An outdoor ceremony in pretty woodland or a garden with a barn or tipi reception later. Alternatively, you’ll be heading overseas to say your vows on a beautiful beach.

Wedding colour scheme: Soft pinks, peaches and pastels, casually thrown together with plenty of loosely arranged greenery.

Adventurers will love…

A soft, floaty slim A-line. With less volume than its big sister the A line, this style is lightweight and easy to wear, with a lovely bohemian feel. It’s also a dream to travel with.

Wedding dress featured: Kalila by Heidi Hudson

Designer match: Heidi Hudson’s dreamy designs, with layers of lace and tulle and delicate off-the-shoulder straps, will suit your informal spirit.

Finishing touches: Try pretty pins, woven through your hair, or a floral halo for a tousled, relaxed look. A glittering belt will add an extra touch of entrancing sparkle. 

The modern minimalist 

Your personal style is… Cool, calm and collected. You like pared-back, simple styles that reveal a quiet confidence.  

Wedding dress featured: Leo by Sofia Cruz

Dream venue: An art gallery, blank studio space or something with an industrial warehouse feel.

Wedding colour scheme: Whites and greens with touches of contemporary copper or white with a strong accent colour, such as hot pink or orange.

Modern minimalists will love…

A simple sheath in plain crepe is ideal for you. Softly skimming over the curves, it might have sleek modern touches, such as a sheer panel or covered buttons, but nothing else.

Wedding dress featured: Maribel by Sofia Cruz

Designer match: Sofia Cruz’s strong, simple looks will let your confidence and natural beauty shine through.

Finishing touches: A smart beaded belt and a plain veil, studded with small pearls, is perfect. Why not contrast your sleek dress with a contemporary faux fur jacket, too?

The princess bride

Your personal style is… Fun, feminine and all things pretty. Girly dresses, frills and bows are right up your street.

Wedding dress featured: Rayanne by Viva Bride

Dream venue: Something out of a fairytale, whether that’s a magical castle, an old fashion stately home or a barn filled with flowers and candles.

Wedding colour scheme: The prettiest pinks on everything, alongside big vases overflowing with flowers in every shade. 

Princess brides will love…

A dazzling ballgown. This is the style of dress you’ve been dreaming of since you were little and it won’t disappoint. Look for glitter tulle and shimmering appliqués, alongside a lace-up back and plenty of sparkling detailing.

Wedding dress featured: Raquel by Viva Bride

Designer match: You’ll adore Viva Bride’s glittering approach to wedding dresses. It mixes romantic silhouettes and endless captivating details to create designs with real wow-factor.

Finishing touches: Anything sparkly is perfect, so indulge yourself with a tiara, hair clip, belt and more. Don’t forget to try an underskirt too, for maximum volume on that fabulous skirt.

The fashionista

Your personal style is… the height of fashion. You love to follow the latest catwalk trends and treat yourself to a designer item or two.

Wedding dress featured: Zion by MiaValenca

Dream venue: A smart city centre restaurant, a trendy hotel or perhaps somewhere in a chic European city.

Wedding colour scheme: Black tie elegance with stylish all-white decor 

Fashionistas will love…

A sexy fit and flare or sheath dress with high fashion details, such as a plunging neckline or super low back. You’ll also love sheer bodices or contemporary cut-out panels that flatter the figure.

Wedding dress featured: Erika by MiaValenca

Designer match: MiaValenca is bold, feminine and unconventional and made for modern brides who refuse to compromise on style.

Finishing touches: A modern hairband or pretty pearl hair pins through a neat up do will look amazing.

The glamour puss

Your personal style is… All about the glamour! Think figure-flattering silhouettes, waist-cinching belts and plenty of colour, jewellery and drama. 

Dream venue: Something with wow factor, no expense spared.

Wedding colour scheme: Opulent metallics, combined with an abundance of elegant white flowers.

Glamour pusses will love…

A mermaid silhouette. Made to show off your curves with a dramatic flared skirt at the bottom, you can definitely cary off a fabulous mermaid style.

Designer match: Aaliyah Quinn is the ultimate in luxury bridal. Every dress is distinctive and glamorous from every angle.

Finishing touches: Why not try a dramatic cape, to really stand out from the crowd?

So, which wedding dress personality are you? We hope you’ve found your perfect match. If you need more expert advice take a look at our style guides too and also our guide to all the different wedding dress shapes. Plus, for advice tailored to your unique style, make sure you drop into your nearest store to chat to one of our bridal experts.

Click here to see all our dresses and to find one that suits your wedding dress personality, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Here’s what to expect when you visit, too. Lastly, for more inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or TikTok accounts.