Thank heavens for custom wedding dresses- with the number of affordable options these days, panicky brides no longer have to contend with hundreds of hours trying on hundreds of gowns looking for one that fits, looks good and is affordable.
With custom wedding dresses, brides can concentrate on all the other aspects of the big day- the decorations, music, food and entertainment and more. Still, getting a made-to-order wedding gown still involves a little effort to ensure that it's the perfect fit for you.
Make Sure It Fits Your Wedding Theme
One important consideration in having your dress made is the theme of your wedding- is it going to be romantic and traditional, or modern and avant-garde? Your wedding theme should dictate what the overall design of the dress will be. Having custom wedding dresses made ensures that you can have everything about your wedding "just so"- meaning, if you want a rather unusual, or at least uncommon, theme you won't have trouble finding a dress to match.
Make Sure It Fits Your Personality
Getting custom wedding dresses made specially for you gives you flexibility in choosing materials, patterns, lengths and other factors for your gown- it also gives you leeway in picking one that suits your character and personality. This, of course, means you should have an idea of what you want and what looks best on you. Let your designer make suggestions, but make sure that the final decision is yours, arrived at through your own will- not just because other people said so.
If you're like many people who are unsure of their own personal style and what looks good on, you should bring along a dress that you feel makes you look your best- the one you get the most compliments on when you're wearing it. Having this kind of reference of your personal style and what flatters you most can help shorten the discussions, and avoid long debates over the styles and other characteristics of the dress.
Make Sure It Fits YOU
The one thing you can expect with custom wedding dresses is that they will be a perfect fit; of course this entails having accurate measurements done on you leading up to your wedding day. If you are planning to lose weight for your wedding, you will need to tell tour designer - especially since most dresses are started/ordered at least six months before the wedding. A good dressmaker/designer will schedule at least three fittings to ensure that your dress will be perfect on the day itself.
The true test of how well custom wedding dresses fit is in how comfortable and confident you feel wearing it. Comfort and confidence in your dress goes a long way in making sure that you look your best on the big day- the way every bride should!
Looking for a custom bridal gown? Tatiana Porembova is one of the leading wedding dress designers in London and her work spans a range of styles and influences. Based in Richmond, she creates beautiful wedding and bridesmaid outfits to provide the perfect garments for the perfect day.