There are many advantages to walking into a store and choosing a dress from one of the many bridal designers’ ready to wear collection. This is without doubt the most popular option when brides are choosing their wedding dress. However we took a look at the seven main reasons why a bride should consider having a bespoke wedding dress made.
1 Express yourself
Consulting with a designer and choosing a bespoke wedding gown means you can ensure that your personality and own individual style shines through your beautiful dress. Your fabulous wedding gown will the epitome of you, an extension of your personality if you will.
2. Something Old
The old tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” was once thought to give the bride good luck on her wedding day, and help to guarantee fertility and prosperity. Although only a superstition many brides like to keep the tradition. With some of our bespoke dresses we have used pieces of lace or embellishments from brides mothers’ wedding dresses or their grandmothers ‘dresses. We can even stitch a little something blue into the lining.
3. Popular Trends
Today many of us look to celebrities weddings to get some inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress has given loads of brides ideas for what they would like in their dress. Other popular celebrities include Kate and Pippa Middleton. While some of these couture wedding gowns are out of the average bride’s budget elements of the dresses can be incorporated into a design with a bespoke dress at affordable prices.
4. Choice of Fabrics for your Bespoke Wedding Dress
Control of fabrics is a great bonus of having your gown custom made. Your designer will guide you as to what will suit the style of the dress however you can choose from 100% silks to a silk mix or 100% polyester fabric. Full control means you can choose the price point of the fabric mixing different qualities without comprising the design of your dress and keeping within budget. For example you might choose to go with a silk dress fabric and a polyester lining.
5. Matching Veil
Veils are growing in popularity year on year. Having your own bespoke wedding dress means that you can have your veil made to completely match your dress. Giving a cohesive look. Your dress and veil will complete each other perfectly.
Buying a wedding dress in a standard size can mean costly alterations to achieve that perfect fit, particularly if it is a heavily beaded dress. Having your dress custom made means that your bespoke wedding dress will be built around your body and you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. The designer can incorporate practical elements that are important to you in the design, for example if you like dancing you can use a soft fabric in the sleeves to allow ease of movement so you can show your guests what you are made of on the dance floor! If you feel more comfortable in a bra the dress can be designed so you can wear your favourite bra and no one needs to know.
7. Support Local Industry
Creating your one of a kind bespoke wedding dress with a local designer means you are supporting your local small business. You will also have comfort knowing exactly where your dress is being stitched.