The first thing to consider is the color of the wedding dress. It should be white or any other light color. Of course, most bride's white dress and choose. It's not uncommon to see a bride in red, green, purple dress. For wedding these colors absolutely don't fit. Bridesmaid dress should not be too bright or dark. In addition to the traditional white color is permitted beige, ivory, light blue, pink, cream. However, there is one "but". Often decide to get married couple who legally married a few years, often already have children. In this case, the priests usually recommend white dress to choose. The essence of the white bride in her innocence, even if in fact it is not. Therefore, the bride have children, pregnant, or just been married in a white dress by the standards of the Church looks strange. In this case, any other light shades are the best choice.
The second point, your wedding dress should not be too open. In the Church is not welcomed neckline, open shoulders and back. Length should not be above the knee. Of course, in the registry office and the wedding celebration any bride wants to look beautiful and sexy, and it is a pity to hide the figure in the dress. Especially in the hot summer. This situation has two options. You can buy two dresses - one for the wedding party and the other for the wedding. However, this option is very expensive, and to afford such luxury can not every girl. But there is another way - in the Church to cover all "immodest" Bolero, Cape, stole. Shoulders can cover up a cascading veil. If the hands are open, you should choose the dress gloves to the elbow.
As for the material of which should be stitched wedding dress, then there are no restrictions. But all sorts of rhinestones, beads and other shiny and shimmering detail should be a little, or not be at all. But this does not mean that the dress should be quite simple and inconspicuous. Feel free to choose satin, chiffon, lace. Popular now dress with a voluminous skirt on the rings is acceptable, but excessive flamboyance is still not needed. The West is quite a popular attribute dresses for wedding - long train. Of course, it is beautiful, but to the Orthodox tradition, this attribute has no relation and appropriate more for a wedding in the Catholic Church.
As you know, the woman is allowed to enter the Church only with the covered head. So be sure during the ritual wedding the bride's head needs to be veil or stole, gas scarf. But the hat as the headgear is not very suitable for the reason that over the heads of the married couple hold crowns - the Church's crown, why the rite and has the same name. If the head of the bride hat, it's simple uncomfortable.