“I really wasn’t looking forward to dress shopping. I’d seen enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to gather that bridal boutiques don’t usually carry very many plus size samples, and that I’d probably have to just look at size two dresses on hangers, squint, and try to imagine what they’d look like on me.”
Some more reasons why a custom made wedding dress is great choice.
Here are some tips on how to get the best custom made wedding dress
- Know what styles work on your body. Forget for a moment that you are buying a wedding dress, ask yourself : What kind of dresses looks good on your now. That is a place to start. I’m apple shaped, so I need a dress that makes me at least appear I have a waist. And I do have some good points that I like to highlight eg I do have a bust. You get the idea. What are your favourite features and how can they be highlighted and what parts would you like to minimize. I have one particular summer dress that I just love and I think look great in. And so I want my wedding dress to follows a similar style and look.
- Once you find a style you like, shop around for a seamstress. May is a wonderful streamstress with lots of experience. Come in and have a look at the quality of her work and have a chat about your needs.
- Bring in as many photos/pictures as possible to show garment construction, color, style, fabric, etc. May will probably have opinions about what fabric will work best for the look you are wanting. I would bring in my summer dress and have a chat about how that will look as a wedding dress plus some photos regarding other features I would like. I’m a big fan of purple and so I would like to incorporate that in my dress somehow.
- Turn it over to May and be honest with her. Be honest at the fittings and in your discussions, if you don’t like the way something is fitting, or the way things are heading , make sure you say so. You have to live with the dress and the pictures. If you don’t let May know what is not working for you, she can’t fix it.
- Have fun and look gorgeous. Feel pampered in your special dress! Designing your own wedding dress is awesome and I encourage everyone to look into it!