Choosing the perfect wedding dress for your wedding day is exciting and fun, but it can also be frustrating if you can’t find the gown of your dreams. Your wedding dress is one of things that really should be perfect, not just “OK”, which is why many people turn to dress designers to create the perfect bespoke wedding dress for their big day.
Of course it takes a more time to work with a bridal gown designer to create a unique dress that has been made just for you, but the end result will be stunning and you will be wearing a one-off on your big day. If you are thinking of ordering a bespoke wedding dress, here are some tips that will help you choose the perfect bridal gown for you.
Find your inspiration
Having a bespoke bridal dress made for you provides you with the opportunity to have a real input into the design of your dress, so do your research first to get ideas on how you would like your gown to look. You can start by looking at wedding magazines or going online and looking sites like Pinterest for ideas. You might want to incorporate some of your own ideas into the design too, such as a feature from your mother’s wedding dress, or something else that is particularly meaningful to you.
Choose a designer who you can work with
Different designers will have different styles and different approaches to design, so it’s important that you choose a designer that you are 100% happy that you can work with. The first step is to look at their work online and then it is essential that you meet with the designer before you make any type of commitment.
Trust your designer
Once you have chosen a designer, you will need to work with them to create the gown of your dreams. While it is important to remember that it is your day and it is your dress, you will need to place quite a lot of trust in your designer too. Take on board their ideas and be patient, because it can take many visits over many months for a bespoke wedding dress to be completed.
Leave plenty of time
Make sure that you know what the turnaround time is for a bespoke dress before you order it, because designers will usually charge extra for a rush job. The best wedding dress designers will usually take about eight to nine months to complete a bespoke wedding dress, so you need leave plenty of time to have the dress made for you.
Take just one person with you to the initial meeting
Taking your friends and your family to fittings is all part of the fun and excitement of the build-up to a wedding, but don’t let your entourage get in the way of you having what you want, especially for the first meeting with a wedding dress designer. On the first few visits, when you are making important decisions about your dress, it is advisable to only take one trusted friend or family member with you for a bit of support and advice.
Make it your dream dress
When you wear a bespoke bridal gown, it can be your own. It’s a wonderful opportunity to incorporate your own ideas into the design, have the perfect shape and style for you, and to have all the little, unique details that will make your wedding dress a very special one-off. Work with a bespoke wedding dress designer and they will turn your dream wedding dress into a reality for you.
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