One of the main reasons brides give for choosing couture wedding dresses is that they want a perfect fit. If you are an unusually shaped bride, perhaps with a different sized top and bottom half, it can be difficult to find an off-the-rack gown to fit, and if you do find one it will require extensive alteration. A couture prom dresses online can be designed to flatter your body shape whatever it may be, and to skim effortlessly over your curves, wherever they are.

If you really want an aisle full of petals have an adult scatter an even layer just before the bridal party arrives. Your flower girl can still sprinkle a few petals on top, but she's not responsible for the overall look. If your flower girl isn't actually scattering petals you could suggest she carries her favourite doll or teddy bear down the aisle, perhaps dressed in a special co-ordinating wedding outfit. Little girls tend to be much braver with a teddy by their side. Having two flower girls to walk together, or having the flower girl and page boy walk down the aisle at the same time can really increase their confidence.

Sit down with her and explain how you would like her to scatter the petals, perhaps a small handful of four or five petals with each step she takes, so you don't end up with all the petals at the entrance and none near the altar. Ask her parents to practise this with her in the lead up to the wedding. Make sure your flower girl has met and got to know your bridesmaids in the run up to the wedding so there are familiar faces around. Make sure you spend at least a few minutes with her before the ceremony so she feels she is a special part of your day.

White is back! Think about the Academy Awards, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Vera Farmaggia and even Penelope Cruz has taken white down the red carpet. For decades white has been shunned and there is a re-discovery and love affair for brides with white simply from a vintage/nostalgia perspective. You will see many cheap wedding dresses collections coming out with white this and next season.

The fish tail is the mermaid style skirt with an extension of fabric at the bottom of the skirt at the back, effectively a small train. Both styles suit the bride that has a slim to medium build and bust. You can not get away with this style successfully if you are large busted with small hips and delicate backside. You will appear top heavy. This style is extremely elegant with a low cut back. This emphasises the figure and accentuates the curvature of the back and hips.