Many people will tell you that having your wedding dress custom made is a thousand times better than buying off the rack, and you know what? They’re probably right! Custom made gives you benefits you couldn’t even dream about compared to if you found a great dress on the rack. Individuality and a perfect fit being two of the most important, but the list goes on. So let’s look into it, shall we? And if you are still undecided at the end of this article, you’ll know it’s not for you.
Being inspired is one of the best things you can do for
A: your excitement level of finding the perfect wedding dress, and
B: picking the right design.
Often you can go to a designer’s workshop and you will be able to go through their ready to wear off the rack collection. Trying on these gowns will let both you and the designer know what works best for you and your style.
If you are having your wedding dress custom made for you, you will definitely be required to be at a few fittings with the dress designer and maker. These fitting get more and more exciting, as the dress comes into creation and you can see the transformation from trial to completion. Also, these are great days to bring your mum or bridesmaids with you for a bit of group excitement!
- Choosing your veil
Ok! So YES! The dress is a big thing, but you need to be able to match this with a veil if you have decided to wear one. There are many places where you can buy a veil off the rack . However, if you are having a dress made for you, it makes perfect sense to complete the look by having the designer work in the perfect veil for you and the dress.
- The shoes
Some women start with the shoes and build from there; for others, it’s the last thing to secure. Either way, they’ll need to be worked into your gown, especially if you have a long dress where the length depends on the shoes you are wearing on the day. Have fun with this and ‘break in’ your wedding shoes by wearing them at your fittings, and a little bit around the house too.
- Be bold!
Custom-made wedding dresses are also good, if you want to go a little left of field when choosing a dress. Some brides have walked down the aisle in pink, emerald green, soft blue or even scarlet red! It doesn’t have to be white, or even ivory. If you want to be bold, then, be bold! Your designer will probably love the idea!
- Buying local
Custom made, and attending fittings, usually mean one thing, that you are buying local and supporting the trade in your area, state or country. This is so important when we think about how much comes in from overseas and how much we can neglect home grown business whilst we are shopping. By choosing a local designer, you are supporting their business, big or small, and contributing to the economy.
- Making an heirloom
Your wedding dress will be one of a kind, and the perfect heirloom to pass on to your children or loved ones. Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia. You can, of course, choose to pass it on or sell it, even have it altered to make a slightly less wedding-y dress for you to wear on special occasions. But if you decide to keep it, make sure you store it properly!
- Be your own Cinderella
There are so many cliché’s about your wedding dress being a princess gown, but you know what? It’s totally true. You will be a princess, no matter what style or colour you wear. So why not embrace it? You deserve to feel and look stunning on your wedding day, as will your prince. So lap it up ladies and don’t be shy to be the belle of the ball. And if there’s something in particular that makes you feel like a princess, like a long train, elaborate beading, or vintage lace, your designer can help you achieve this.
- Accentuating your beast features
One of the most important benefits of having a wedding gown custom made especially for you is that it is made, from stitch to final stitch, exactly to your body shape. The designer will work with you to bring out your best features and keeping in your style. Then at the end of the process, you will have the most flattering dress for you that you have ever worn.
- You are wearing a work of art
Ok, so forget about the fact you may have paid lots of money for a handmade dress. You have also paid for a one of a kind work of art. Not many people can say that! Designers are indeed, artists and take care and pride in what they create. You get to show off their creations, and there is nothing better than that, plus EVERYONE will want to see the pictures.