So you have tons of questions about custom-made wedding dresses. After all, it's not everyday that you get married. Hope the following Q&A has everything covered for you.
1. What is the difference between ordering a ready-to-wear dress and having one custom-made for you?
Naming the difference between the two will entail a 500-word article (or more!). But to put it in a nutshell, your designer will give you the kind of attention you will not get in ordinary bridal salons. More so, the designer's primary goal is to create your dream dress. That means you'll get what you want and that there is a big chance you'll get 100% satisfaction.
2. Is getting a custom-made designer wedding dress more expensive than buying one of the ready-made ones?
The answer to this question depends on your own unique preferences. Price depends on a lot of factors. If you are the type who would never settle for polyester blends and would rather pay the price that come with beautiful silk, then you are in for greater costs. Design complexity, beadwork, and embroidery also factor in the total cost of the dress.
Still, you can cut your costs big time if you find a designer that delivers superb quality while keeping costs down. And if you're wise, you can actually find cost-effective alternatives to expensive materials. Think polyester taffeta versus the rather expensive silk taffeta and glass beading over pricy crystals.
And if you've been eyeing a famous celebrity wedding dress that you're sure you can't afford, custom-made wedding dress is your great news! With the right designer, you can capture the glamour of Hollywood without shelling out enormous amounts of money.
3. How do you get started with the process of getting a custom-made wedding dress? How does it end?
The designer will ask you to describe your ideas. Showing him some pictures that resemble the features that you want the gown to have will be very helpful. The designer will make a sketch of the dress that you have discussed together. Once you have approved of it, you can go on with the fittings. An average of three fittings is usually necessary to create the best fit for you.
The designer usually uses these frequent interactions to gauge the bride's personality. Do not be surprised to find him asking too many questions. He is mainly trying to see the individuality in you so he'll know what the perfect dress for you should look like.
Do make sure that you get started with the whole process early. Rushing the designer will not take you any closer to your dream wedding dress.
4. What is the most expensive material you'll find? How about the cheapest?
Silk Shantung would be the most expensive. Satin is on the other end of the line and is the cheapest.
5. Should the bride hear out the advice of the designer who is making the dress?
The answer is 'Yes'. The designer is still the expert here, so it's just right that he gets heard.
6. Is there anything that the bride should prepare for before going to the designer for fitting?
Just make sure that you've decided on the budget and time of wedding beforehand.