Say yes to the dress or make one for yourself? Off-the-rack wedding gowns aren’t for every bride. Perhaps you have a specific design in mind or maybe you want to be creative and custom design a dress that’s just for you? Whatever your reason, if you can afford it (and it isn’t nearly as expensive as you may think), the allure of custom made wedding gown is intoxicating.
Well most bride-to-be think about creating a custom wedding gown during their dress shopping experience but almost shy away from it. Why is that? Creating a custom dress is a very fun and exciting experience but it can a bit time consuming and sometime exhaustive process. You should not take it lightly and it’s better to know what potential cost will be, time frame, and general understanding of this beautiful journey.
Here we have a little guide with some of the reasons for having a custom wedding dress made just for you:
Individuality and unique
Custom-made means it’ designed and sewn from scratch to be one-of-a-kind for the individual who ordered it to be perfect fit. You can design your dress with your ideas and style that best suits your personality making it distinctively yours. You can share your individuality to the world – how you think, feel, act and create- on your most important day when your family and friends will be celebrating you. Knowing that the dress is made just for you can make any bride feel extra special.
Comfort and fit
Let’s face it – we are all unique and so are our bodies. When you custom make your wedding dress, the dress sewn or tailored from scratch to be the perfect fit for your body. A good designer will help you to celebrate your unique figure and customize the gown to fit you perfectly without compromising in style and comfort.
True to your style
Custom wedding dress means you have full creative control and flexibility when it comes to your wedding dress. You may go to number of bridal boutiques and still not find “the one” you have been searching for. When you have your dress custom made, you get to take control of the design and style. You can discuss sleeves, silhouettes, necklines and fabrics and your inspirations and Pinterest boards. You’ll work with designer who can incorporate your inspirations and produce your dream wedding dress.
Wedding can bring stress and who knows you may gain or lose some pounds. It may also happen that you wanted to incorporate a last minute touch to your look. Maybe “something blue” or maybe your late grandmother’s treasured silk silhouette or a family heirloom that you want to include in your special day.
A difference experience
You envisioned your wedding day you to be most unforgettable so why shouldn’t your dress be? Finding a perfect wedding dress takes a lot of time and you need to visit many bridal boutiques. Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the most fun experiences in a bride’s lifetime. Even if you do find one that catches your attention, your heart wants to try different other options just to make sure you made the right decision. You may go with the one try if you are lucky but for some it’ll probably take you a couple months and all of your patience to actually find the perfect dress.
If you design your own wedding dress, the experience can be a very fun and intoxicating. Your dress speaks about your style and uniqueness about you.
Support local business
There is misconception about custom wedding dress is expensive. But that is not wholly true. Well most wedding dresses are already expensive but when you are creating your own wedding dress, you are getting the high quality custom made dress that is exactly what you want, incredibly comfortable, fits you perfectly, and makes you look perfect – for very likely the same price. And by working with local designer, you are supporting small business that treats you like the precious bride-to-be you are and you know exactly who made the dress.
Choosing to have your wedding dress custom made is fun and exciting process but it can be bit time consuming. But the reward is worth it – you have a dress that’s specifically made for you, fits you comfortably and perfectly and style is your own vision and inspiration. It’s important to know what the potential cost will be, as well as the time frame and it’s good to have a general understanding of what the experience will be like. Before you select and meet with your chosen dressmaker, it’s imperative that you have a budget in mind. This figure will help determine what fabrics your dressmaker will use as well as any limitations your budget may bring. But any designer worth their weight in tulle will be clear, honest and able to guide you through the process step by step.