Every bride needs some extra sparkle on her wedding day, no matter if it comes from a makeup technique or an actual sparkly gown. The reasons why are unknown; maybe it’s that ‘once in a lifetime’ attitude that stems from the wedding day itself or even the need to look at our best. But do we really need a solid reason to explain our deepest cravings? Didn’t think so.

As a team, we’re suckers for glittery, luxe wedding gowns that reveal our inner Beyoncé. They don’t necessarily have to literally sparkle, they do need to be a bit ‘extra’ though. Bold, intricate embroidery, sexy transparencies and hundreds of sequins can do the trick. Destined for the modern, confident woman of today, this style will give the chills to anyone who’s invited – including the groom.

If you’re nodding with agreement, here’s some eye candy for you. Thankfully, more and more designers turn to a more glamorous approach on bridal, so you’ll definitely be seeing more of those with a little research:

‘SYDNEY’ DRESS BY ANNA CAMPBELL

Anna Campbell_Sydney wedding dress

Sparkling from head-to-toe with a hand-embellished, sequin tulle skirt designed to twirl, the Sydney is a breathtaking gown for a modern bride.

‘AGYNESS’ DRESS BY KAREN WILLIS HOLMES

Karen Willis Holmes_Agyness wedding dress

Delicately beaded but certainly impressive, this gown is a major show-stopper.

‘SUSAN’ DRESS BY HOUGHTON

Houghton_Susan wedding dress

This spaghetti strap cross back gown never fails to impress with its side embroidered bodice and degradé individually hand sewn Ostrich feather skirt.

‘EVIE’ DRESS BY SASSI HOLFORD

Sassi Holford_Evie wedding dress

An absolutely romantic bridal staple that gains extra sparkly points thanks to its glittery bodice and even more glittery cape. We approve!

The more you look, the more difficult it becomes eh?  Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here – to help! Any favourites so far?