A custom made bridal dress is inimitable

Published: 22-11-2018

In my journey as a fashion designer I received a lot of questions about custom made dresses. Before I go more into this interesting subject, it is important to start with what I consider a custom made wedding dress actually to be. Essentially, a custom made wedding dress is a unique gown, sewn from scratch, for one individual.

Ready to wear wedding dresses aren’t made for every bride. Sometimes the available dresses are not exactly like the dream wedding gown you have in mind. In this case a custom made dress can be an inimitable solution.

To have your wedding gown created from scratch is a very personal, creative and exciting experience. It is also a demanding process that you shouldn’t enter into lightly.

To end up with a gown that fits you like a glove and enhances your best features there are a few tips.

  1. Communication is key. Be open to your designer from the first meeting. Share your ideas on how your wedding dress should look like. And ask all the questions you might have.
  2. Planning. Because you need around 5-6 meetings, I recommend to start at least 6 months before your big day.
  3. Be open minded and get inspired.
  4. Have a budget in mind. And be aware that the production of a custom made dress is a more costly process than a ready to wear dress.
  5. Choose to buy directly from a designer instead of a retail store. With a designer the sky is the limit. Bring your ideas to live and make your dream dress become reality.

In my opinion the process and creation of a custom made wedding dress with a designer, gives the appropriate honour to this very special moment in life. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.