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When planning your big day, two of the most important things to consider are the venue and the dress. There’s a lot to take into account when searching for a wedding dress – from design and colour to what will best fit your body shape and personal style. Similarly with searching for a venue, you should consider the style of wedding you want to have and what suits your personal taste. A castle wedding can’t be complete without a princess dress, and a beach wedding in a hot country wouldn’t be comfortable without a light-weight dress.

Matching your dress with your chosen wedding venue is therefore extremely important. Over the years, we’ve seen a change in wedding dresses and so a change in popular venues. The 1950’s welcomed lace detailing and the iconic sweetheart neckline – as seen on Grace Kelly. For this style of dress, the most ideal venue would be a countryside or church service. Bringing it to modern day, this century has seen detailed embellishment with long sleeves and elegant lace – as seen on Kate Middleton.

The ideal venue for such a classic and modest dress would be a church, outdoor wedding or castle. Buyagift have created a fun and visual guide on the change of a dress throughout the years – from the 1950’s to the present day. It’s full of celebrity trivia and famous movie wedding moments, showing off the most popular designs and venues from each century.