What You Should Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

You've got almost everything in place: you've got the venue for both the wedding ceremony and reception. The menu has been set. Flowers, photographers, souvenirs, dresses - you've got them. You ticked off every item on the checklist, which is absolutely great!

Just to check though... did you remember to prepare what goes beneath the dress? Keep in mind that what's under the dress is as important as the dress itself.

You'd be amazed at what a difference the correct foundation garment can make to the way a dress fits and flows on you. In fact the best wedding dress designers will ask you and help you plan what to wear with the gown. They may even have it specially made for you.

Most designers would recommend that you wear a strapless bra on your wedding day but it can be extremely uncomfortable if it doesn't fit right (not to mention the forever checking if it's properly in place). If you're wearing a backless gown this won't do at all. You'd need to wear something that can't be seen at all!

So, before you go shopping for the lingerie to go with your gown, check the style, fit and material of your gown. If it's a strapless you may opt to wear a bustier instead. It is meant to hug your curves perfectly and it is long enough to stay in place without the straps. Choose one with a good push up to enhance your look at the nuptials. This is good for the off the shoulder ones as well.

If you're dress was designed to bare your back then check out the new line of bras and corsets that have fasteners at the waist. If you can't find one you like, take a look at the adhesive types that stick to your skin. It's best that you give it a trial run first to ensure that you aren't allergic to what makes it stick.

If your dress is too sheer, the color of your lingerie may show through and ruin your look. It may be a better idea to wear a color that matches your skin rather than white. It would be less obvious that way.

You'll also need to think about the bottom line. Depending on the way your skirt is cut and its material, your panty line may show; especially if the style of your gown is a close fit and the material drapes. One piece body huggers of a very slim material and a high cut would be excellent for avoiding this problem. Some even have waist shapers which will be much appreciated by those brides who wish to look svelte at their wedding.

Lesley-Ann Graham runs WeddingTrix.com - a valuable wedding planningresource with articles, tips and advice to help you plan your perfect wedding. Visit Lesley-Ann's wedding blog for more free wedding planning help and advice.