Nearly all brides I meet are searching for one of a kind wedding dresses. Something from camo to Gothic wedding gowns are being considered by today's bride-to-be. Introducing colour is certainly gaining popularity with brides feeling this is an excellent way to express their personality whilst at the same time giving their wedding a distinctive feel.

In ancient Ireland blue was in truth the favorite color of a wedding dress, the all-white wedding dress not becoming popular till somewhat recently. In order a subtle method of incorporating your Irish heritage on your wedding day you may wish to put on a blue dress or perhaps a white or ivory dress with a blue trim. One more subtle tip is to have Irish bluebells as part of your bridal bouquet.

During these economically difficult occasions several brides-to-be are prudently looking for low cost wedding attire. Imagine then if, instead of spending months looking for the perfect wedding dress, you opted instead to simply put on your best frock in your big day? This was the custom from the farming classes in ancient Ireland, the main focus standing on the practicality of wearing something that can be worn once again. This may be taking the notion of low cost wedding gowns towards the extreme however it has got me thinking about purchasing a wedding dresses 2011 that may be worn once more either as it is, adorned with contemporary accessories as well as dyed a different colour. Certainly more economical than splurging on a single of these Vera Wang wedding dresses we keep reading about (thanks Chelsea Clinton!)

If you are committed to wearing an Irish wedding gown, probably the most lovely ways of reflecting your Irish heritage in your wedding gown is to adorn the wedding dress with handmade Irish lace. One of these of the type of lace you could use is Carrickmacross lace in which the lace designs are embroidered on a very fine net backing. This will make it easy to add the lacework to the dress. An alternate is Kenmare lace which is a extremely fine needlepoint type of lace in line with the detached buttonhole stitch.

One other way of honouring Irish tradition, and this is specially helpful if you're marriage in the winter months, would be to wear a hooded cloak, known as the Kinsale cloak, over the wedding gown. Actually, English actress Billie Piper wore a thing of this nature when marrying Laurence Fox on New Year's Eve 2007 (which incidentally is among the very best occasions to get married, based on Irish custom).

his article is provided by Emer O'Leary, author of Irish Wedding Secrets: The Definitive Guide to adding 'a touch of the Irish' to your wedding

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