Shopping for your wedding day is no longer limited to just finding your wedding dress and veil! Now, more than ever, brides and their bridesmaids are booking bridal parties at great lingerie stores to find bridal undergarments to wear under their wedding gown and perfect lingerie for the wedding night. In New York, many boutique stores, like Journelle, offer afterhours parties where you and your bridesmaids will be catered to with personal shopping and other amenities. Not able to do a wedding lingerie party but you still want to give your friend great bridal lingerie? Keep reading for the best lingerie brands for your bride.
Perfect Lingerie for your Wedding
The Vintage-Lover Traditional Bride
Is your bride-to-be a lover of all things vintage? Could she be Zooey Deschanel’s best friend? Then, Florrie Mitton Couture may be the brand for her. Originally launched on Etsy, this couture lingerie brand is renown for its gorgeous hand-made wedding garters. Made in the United Kingdom, these lux bridal essentials run from $60.00-$90.00 and make a great affordable gift!
The Free-Spirit/Hipster Bride
Not every girl is inclined to be the smoky eyed vixen in a black lace bustier. Maybe your bride would like a fun and patterned bridal undergarment. Another British brand, Beautiful Bottoms, may be the solution for your friend about to tie the knot. They have fun lingerie collections, with adorable patterns including one collection the features a fun summery flamingo print. If the bride to be is very eco-conscious, you may want to check out New York Brand, Bazsarozsa, which features soft lingerie made with organic cotton.
The Sporty Bride
Your bride to be doesn’t have to love bows and lace in order to appreciate great bridal underwear. Lingerie brand, VPL, offers some fabulous bra and panty sets that feature angular designs in great fabrics like cotton, lycra and spandex. Dutch designer, Marlies Dekkers, also makes some great pieces that could work as wedding undergarments. These sporty bra and panty sets also offer great design details that promise support and style for your bride to be.
The Diva Bride
If your bride is the queen of glamour and you want to splurge on a bridal lingerie set for her, there are plenty of brands that will delight. There is the iconic brand, La Perla, that always makes gorgeous lingerie with impeccable and delicate details. If your diva bride is more fashion inclined, she may like the London brand, Bordelle, with its chic bondage influenced aesthetic. Finally, ID Sarrieri is another great editorial looking lingerie brand that can promise some sparkle. The luxury lingerie brand often uses Swarovski crystals on its bridal lingerie creations.
It may be difficult to categorize a bride into just one of the categories described above, but it will definitely help point you in the right directions of an aesthetic she may like. With the rise of boudoir wedding photography, bridal lingerie has become more important than ever for some in the wedding planning process. If you plan to have a wedding boudoir photo shoot, be sure to ask your wedding photographer his/her thoughts on colors and patterns before you go lingerie shopping, as some colors and patterns may photograph better than others. Finding bridal lingerie is one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning so we hope this list was helpful and inspires you! Congratulations to all you brides to be!
Rachel is a New York City based writer who first became interested in all things wedding after working for photography studio,Le Image Inc. Her articles have been published on several wedding and fashion websites including, BrideTide, Cityblis & Wedding Wire.