We could chat for hours about the advantages to designing a custom wedding gown. But above all? It’s designed specifically for you! A custom gown will fit your personality, body type, venue, and vibe. Plus, you get to have a voice in the artistic process!
1. Picture it. When starting out, the possibilities are endless. But don’t get overwhelmed. Collect photos of dresses you love to spark inspiration.
2. See it! When deciding which designer to use, go and see their art. All the designer’s work should be phenomenal and capture the personality of the bride. Pay attention to the fit of the dress. Photos of their work won’t tell the whole story, so it is important to see the designer’s work for yourself and verify they can produce the kind of quality you’re looking for.
3. Plan for weather. Many brides forget to consider their venue when choosing a fabric. If your reception is outdoors in the summer, you might want to go with a lighter choice like silk. Remember that polyester, lots of layers, and length will stop airflow, so those choices are best for indoor events.
4. Decide what is most important. When finalizing your budget, make sure to account for more expensive choices such as silk, beading, lace, or lots of fabric. If a lace or beaded dress is your gotta-have, then budget for it. Being mindful of the cost before stitching begins will only benefit you when all the stitches are set.
5. Plan for fittings. “A truly exceptional seamstress will need more than one fitting,” Nancy says. So to perfect your dress, plan accordingly! In the end, you’ll be fit to thrill.