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How to Buy Lingerie for Your Wedding Night

Wedding week moves from the altar to the boudoir with a guest post on how to choose you honeymoon lingerie from Sarah over at WeddingPlanningAdvice.net. Sarah not only gives great tips for brides on her blog, she also offers a free wedding planning checklist to keep you organized and on track for the big day. Thanks so much for bringing your expertise over to The Lingerie Addict, Sarah!

You’ve chosen the perfect dress, argued about up-dos until you swore you’d rather shave your head, and hand-picked flowers for your bouquet. With a little shellac from your hair and make-up gurus at the salon, you are reasonably certain you’re ready to waltz down the aisle. But what happens after the wedding? When the garters come off and the dress is back on the hanger, what will you wear for the most important night of your life? Choosing your lingerie isn’t as easy as grabbing the nearest white night-gown on the rack, so here are a few simple guidelines to help you choose the slip of cloth that will set his heart on fire.

1. Don’t be skimpy. This rule applies to both the garment and the price tag. Your husband did not order a pole-dancer for this night of intimacy, so leave the tasseled pasties for another night (his birthday, maybe). Instead, choose something sophisticated and adult (stretch fabrics like mesh and jersey need not apply). There are so few times when you can justify a splurge on really expensive lingerie, and this is one of them, so enjoy it (and let him relish uncovering every hidden inch of you!).

2. Make it special. You should be comfortable, but a floor-length cotton nightgown is neither appropriate nor attractive (unless you happen to be entering wedded bliss as a senior citizen). So stick to something satiny, silky, lacy, or all of the above.

3. Go wild. Nobody sleeps in a corset because they’re supposed to be taken off (ideally in the heat of passion, so make sure is has snaps or hooks rather than lacing or buttons). This lingerie is meant to be unique, for one night only, not practical, so don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone and opt for something a little spicy like that teddy in the store window or the merry widow you never thought you’d have a chance to wear.

4. Just because your gown says virginal doesn’t mean you have to be traditional behind closed doors. While white may show off a tan better, it is not exactly flattering on most skin tones, so opt for something in a jewel tone that will really make his eyes pop.

5. Go designer. While many department stores claim to offer wedding lingerie, the selection is a snooze-fest (not ideal for your wedding night). Seek out designer labels for something both classy and unique. You want to get his attention, not put him to sleep.

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

5 Comments on this post

  1. Great advice that is to the point.

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  4. Roshalingerie says:

    This is a some good advice. It's the icing on the cake.

  5. sexylegsandbody says:

    Very sound advice, great post. I agree with you.

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