Have you ever considered designing your wedding dress? There are many reasons to love couture gowns. A custom-made gown will fit your body perfectly and no one else will have the same dress.
Discerning brides have an idea of what they want in a wedding gown, but the perfect picture in your head can mean disappointment and frustration when you start shopping.
If you have a very specific vision and have not been able to find a solution in a bridal salon, a custom-made wedding dress could be just what you need.
Creating a custom wedding dress with a designer is truly a one of a kind experience! And being a part of the process ensures that your dress will be even more special to you on your big day.
Finding the right dress is a critical part of the wedding planning process and it can add stress if what you want, you are unable to find. But sometimes, there is so much to look for in a dress—fit, comfort, movement, fabric, color, and overall style. If a dress does not tick all of those boxes, it can be hard to fall in love with it. With couture gowns, these ‘must-haves’ can become a reality.
You may have some questions before you jump in to making your custom dress. Here is some key information about the process and some reasons why you should consider a custom gown for your wedding!
When you prepare for your bridal design consultation, keep track of all of your ideas and your style preferences.
Come prepared to answer pertinent questions like what fabrics do I love? What fabrics do I detest? What style is my favorite? What silhouettes are my favorite? Do I like showing cleavage? Am I looking for a modest gown? Be sure to allow yourself time to brainstorm.
Purchase some bridal magazines, and browse Pinterest. Make sure to save pictures and examples of your favorite styles and bring them to meet your design stylist.
Finding the Fit
A good designer knows how to accentuate your distinctive figure. They also consider this when customizing your gown so it will fit you perfectly. A couture dress means that you are not purchasing a dress off the rack and forcing it to work for you; instead, your designer creates a dress to suit your body.
A fashionable dress doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable. Your custom dress will be comfortable throughout the day. There will be no adjusting of straps or taking in or letting out on your wedding day. Your dress will be comfortable from photos to dancing to saying goodnight.
The Perfect Style
When you sit down to begin your design process, you are putting your style on paper. Your designer will translate any dream you had—whether inspired by something you saw in a magazine, on Pinterest, or just a vision that you have in your mind.
Your designer will take your ideas and create a wedding dress that matches your taste and ideas. They will ask you about your desired wedding gown: whether you want a slim silhouette, silky fabric, open back, short sleeves, a longer train, deeper neckline, or a unique length.
You will be in charge of the creative process. The designer will create your sketch, present you with fabrics, and arrange for fittings so that your dress fits just right!
You are a unique individual, and your wedding dress should be every bit as unique. Your style and silhouette will influence your vision for your perfect wedding dress.
Your bridal gown designer will give you hints for fabrics that will work best with the gown style you are proposing. It is essential to listen to these hints and tricks because these bridal gown designers have created gowns many times and they recognize what looks best on different body types. Your designer will also have a good idea of dress trends and what is being created and designed for other brides, helping you determine what your dress should look like to make you a real stand out.
Custom gowns are a fabulous way to express your individuality and personality but it is important to keep an open mind during the design process. Your designer may have suggestions that get you even closer to your dream dress.
When you shop from available styles at a wedding dress boutique, you will need to order your dress 9-12 months in advance or risk paying a hefty rush fee, and there is still no guarantee that you will receive the dress in time. This is the last thing you need when planning a wedding.
If planning a couture gown, you should be aware of the design timeline.
At VIERO Bridal, your design timeline looks like this:
- a 5-6 month process, overall
- 4-6 weeks to finalize your dress design
- about 16 weeks for our team to handcraft every detail
Once your dress is ready, you can receive it at one of our boutiques in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, or Las Vegas.
For your convenience, we can also have it shipped directly to you. Your custom gown should fit like a glove. If you need any slight adjustments, visit one of the boutiques mentioned above, and we will alter your dress to perfection. If you can’t make it to a VIERO boutique, we will help you through the alteration process.
Now that you have chosen to create the dress of your dreams with a custom wedding gown, sit back and relax and let your dress take shape.
VIERO Bridal has experienced design consultants that will see your dress through from your initial ideas to your walk down the aisle on your wedding day. Our couture wedding gowns are available in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. But if you aren’t in one of those cities, contact us to see how we can help!