Wedding anniversaries are special, as they bring back sweet memories of the happiest day of couples’ lives. Each year couples begin to feel the same excitement and joy that they experienced all those years ago on their wedding day. Reliving that experience on one’s wedding anniversary can be done either by taking a private romantic holiday shared by just husband and wife, or by making it a family occasion and hosting a party for friends and family. Both require meticulous and detailed planning, and it is one time when no one wants to see things go wrong. A big party becomes a great celebration and the wife feels the same fervor and wants to do things in quite the same way as her wedding day, except for the fact that she is not the blushing bride at this time, but the gracious hostess. Parties are a great way of socializing and extending friendships.
Wedding Anniversary parties require a lot of preparation and planning. While most of the finer details of the party have to be kept for the days closest to the big day, there are many things that can be finished weeks in advance and kept aside so that there is time to spare for more pressing matters and details. The dress for the wife is something that is important but can be selected well in advance. Going about buying a dress for one’s wedding anniversary is not as simple as it seems. One needs to be clear in one’s mind about what one wants before setting out. The design the cut and style would help in deciding whether to go to a shopping mall or a specialist store or a designer outlet to buy the dress.
Many women prefer wearing a traditional long dress in silk, complete with a veil or similar headgear for the party. Others look for more practical options buying a trendy dress suit made out of blended fabric but fits perfectly. Such outfits can be worn for other occasions and are therefore good value for money. Many factors have to be borne in mind before setting out on a dress buying expedition:
- The design, style and cut of the dress;
- Should it be traditional or contemporary;
- The budget kept aside for it;
- To buy from a large mall or an exclusive outlet;
- The color and fabric of the outfit;
- Whether to buy one of the machine mass produced dresses or an exclusive one of a kind dress;
- Can it picked up off the rack or does the shop give the facility of alterations and modifications;
- Does the shop offer matching accessories within the budget;
- Practical aspects like long term maintenance of the dress;
The most important factor is that the spouse should like to see his wife in that outfit. It is not a bad idea to discuss with the husband what kind of dress he considers appropriate. If he can spare the time he can even help in finally selecting one out of two or three short-listed ones. This takes away the anxiety linked to doubts whether or not he would approve of the dress purchased. To be on the safe side, it is always preferable to find out the rule for exchanging a dress, and refund policies of the store, before the dress is sent for alteration.
Wedding anniversaries are also a time for men to pamper their wives and make them feel special. A perfect dress chosen for her for the special day would really prove to be a delight for her, much more than what she selects and buys herself.