If you’ve been searching for a wedding dress without success, don’t give up and settle for one out of frustration! Your wedding day is too important to have a dress that you don’t absolutely love! One thing that many are choosing to do now is to have a dress custom made. Not only will it ensure that you have a dress you absolutely love, it will also save you on the many hidden costs of buying your dress retail. Many people though are wary of the idea, and below are some frequently asked questions about it with answers.
How does it work?
If you’ve been to several shops and found three or four dresses or aspects of wedding dresses that you really like, print up some pictures and make a list of what you like and dislike. You could also look for dress patterns on the internet and in most fabric stores for something that suits more. However, most quality, experienced dress makers can create a quality dress with just pictures and the necessary measurements.
How can I find someone near me?
If you don’t know of anyone yourself, start talking to family and friends. Someone is bound to have heard of someone who makes wedding dresses nearby, or know of another family or friend who has had a dress custom made. If that doesn’t work, put some calls into local fabric stores. Most fabric stores have regulars, and will be more familiar with who has the ability, who gets the most work, as well as their reputation for quality work.
How will it save me money?
Instead of paying a costly retail price for a dress, and then working with the seamstresses in the bridal shop to have the necessary alterations made to your gown (which are usually steep due to the many layers of fabric in wedding dresses), you will usually pay a flat fee to the dress maker, and then pay for all the material as well. There should be no need for alterations as the gown is custom made to your measurements in the first place.
Will people be able to tell my dress is custom made?
Not if you have a quality dress maker. With the lace and beads that are also available at most fabric stores, you should have all the resources needed to make the perfect wedding dress. Ask to see work that the seamstress has done on other wedding dresses. As you come in for fittings during the process, be honest with your dressmaker about any questions you may have as well as how you feel the dress is coming and any changes you would like to have made. Remember that this is your wedding gown, and it should be just what you want it to be.
Those who have had their wedding gown custom made swear by it, and encourage others to do it as well. Being able to design your own wedding dress is fun, exciting, and aÂ great way to get a dress that is 100% you: your tastes, your style, and one that will flatter you most. Be completely comfortable and love what you are wearing. Learn how to find a wedding dress for your body type and which neckline works best for you as well. Another great benefit, a custom made dress is a great heirloom to pass on through the generations.