One of the most exciting parts of planning your honeymoon is planning what you’ll wear in the evening with your newly married spouse—as well as what you’ll be wearing underneath your bridal gown as you say “I do.” But what should you—and shouldn’t you—wear in regards to lingerie? The following are the most important dos and don’ts you should follow if you want to get your wedding day (and honeymoon) lingerie right.
Do: Pick out your bridal lingerie in time for fittings
It’s very important that you pick out your wedding lingerie with enough time to spare for your wedding gown fittings. The reason for this is practical: you want to make sure that your wedding dress fits properly, and for that you’ll need to be wearing your wedding day lingerie underneath during your fittings. The sooner you can pick out your bridal lingerie, the better! If you can’t get the exact piece you’ll be wearing in time for your fittings, try to find something extremely similar at least.
Don’t: Feel pressured to wear a certain style of lingerie
There’s no rule that says you have to wear a certain type of lingerie, whether you’re picking out wedding day lingerie or honeymoon lingerie. If you don’t care for the ‘classic’ lingerie look of lace panties and garters, then pick something else out! You can wear whatever type of lingerie you feel suits your personal style and taste, so make sure above all that the lingerie you pick out is something you feel comfortable, confident and sexy in. After all, there is plenty of it at HauteFlair that reaches beyond that classic “lace lingerie, babydolls and garters” look.
Do: Wear shapewear underneath your gown
Shapewear is essential when you’re wearing a wedding gown! Shapewear will smooth down your body and give you a smooth, even body line which will help you look your best on your wedding day. Shapewear can also provide an excellent foundation for lingerie, especially if you plan on wearing stockings and need to wear garters.
Don’t: Wear shapewear that’s too tight
Shapewear can definitely improve your appearance for your wedding. However, it’s important that your shapewear underneath your wedding gown isn’t too tight! Shapewear that’s too small will actually give you a muffin top and be incredibly uncomfortable. Depending on how tight it is, it could even cut off your circulation! Make sure that you wear shapewear that is “your size’ only.
Do: Buy special lingerie for your honeymoon
Your honeymoon should be special, so make sure you take that extra step and buy lingerie just for your honeymoon. Your honeymoon lingerie should be something that reflects you, so feel free to buy whatever you’d like to wear on your first evenings together as a married couple.
Don’t: Forget to pack extra lingerie in your honeymoon luggage
This one seems like a no brainer, but so many new brides get to their honeymoon, only to realize that they forgot to pack up extra lingerie! You should be bringing enough lingerie to wear for every day of your honeymoon—no one wants to be wearing the same pair of panties twice when you’re supposed to be enjoying plenty of time together with your newly married spouse. Make sure that your honeymoon lingerie is on your packing checklist so that you don’t forget it at home.
Bridal lingerie is an important part of your wedding day, so keep the above dos and don’ts in mind for you special day (and special nights!) and you will do just fine.