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Wedding Dresses for San Francisco City Hall: Tips to Help You Choose the Right One

If you are planning on getting married at San Francisco City Hall, you will want to choose a wedding dress that is both elegant and timeless. While there is no one perfect answer, here are a few tips to help you choose the right dress for your special day.

Here are 5 quick tips about choosing a wedding dress for your City Hall Wedding:

Tip #1: Consider the location and setting of your ceremony

If you are getting married in a traditional setting like the 4th Floor, or Msyor's Balcony, Grand Staircase (weekend wedding), then a formal gown may be the best option. However, if your ceremony is taking place in one of the smaller locations like Rotunda or a private wedding then you may want to choose a more casual .

Tip #2: If you are going to additional locations after City Hall for a photo tour

Consider the time of year and weather conditions. Remember, San Francisco can be very cold in the summer in locations like GG Bridge and The Palace of Fine Arts; so a lighter weight fabric like silk or chiffon may be more comfortable.

Tip #3: Consider Body Type

If you are pear-shaped, look for a dress that accentuates your waist and flows out from there. A-line dresses are always a flattering option.

If you are hourglass-shaped, look for a fitted dress that shows off your curves. Hourglass figures can usually pull off most dress styles.

If you are apple-shaped, look for a dress with an empire waistline.

Tip #4: Are you going to spin your dress?

City Hall Photographer Ken Mendoza has perfected the art of spinning wedding dresses. Spinning your dress is a great way to show off the dress and all the layers of fabric with movement and the beauty and sweet energy of a Newlywed Bride. Generally the best dresses for spinning have medium trains where holding the dress with both arms stretched out holding the dress keeps most but not all of the dress off the floor. Once you spin the entire dress will twirl around you slightly off the floor. View the Spin collection gallery and see what style speaks to you.

Bride Enjoys FLowing Wedding Dress 2nd floor City Hall
Spin Wedding dress

Tip #5: Have Fun!

If you keep these tips in mind, you are sure to find the perfect City Hall wedding dress for your big day. Congratulations and happy shopping!

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