The time of year (and day) and your own personal style are also critical factors when picking the most important outfit you'll ever wear. Forget any of these rules and you'll end wearing something you'll look back on and regret.
Join me as I talk you through some of my best (and worst) dressed celebrity brides.
This is how to do it. Caroline Corr knew she was going to have hoards of locals and fans watching her on her big day, so she knew she needed to dress to impress. However, a dress that was over the top and fussy would not have served her well in the Mallorcan heat. This dress is an easy laid back combo of the two and Caroline looks effortlessly chic and cool in it.
Princess Diana's dress captured the hopes and desires of a nation in one outfit. And that is a pretty powerful thing. The fluffy meringue style of the dress matched her warm and giving nature seen in the proceeding years with her children and her charity work. The sheer size of the dress meant it didn't fade within th grandeur of St. Paul's Cathederal. The expensive detailing in the lace and the sequins served as a symbol of the opulence and wealth of the country at the time. The dress suited her and it suited the Nation. Perfect.
Worst Dressed Brides: Claudia Schiffer, Jemima Khan, Big Fat Gypsy weddings
Too much lace!
Too much like Oxfam.
Too much. End of.