Designing Your Own Wedding Dress: A Guide

Planning your wedding can be one of the most rewarding experiences but also one of the most stressful.

Among these stressful experiences is finding your wedding dress. But rather than buying a wedding dress, have you ever thought about creating a dress?

Few brides think about this, but you can design your wedding dress when you work with an experienced retailer or tailor. This guide will show you how to build the perfect wedding dress.

Here’s what you need to know about creating a dress:

Finding a Great Bridal Company

The first step is to shop for wedding dresses online through a premium bridal company.

They’ll handle creating a dress for you and will provide you with the highest quality fabrics. All you’ll have to worry about is designing the wedding dress and you’ll also get expert advice from the company.

You can toggle through different designs, colors, patterns, and styles through the online dress creator. You can see the preview of your dress in real-time and then can save the images to your computer.

Make sure you make several designs before settling on one. You want to also consider how your groom and bridesmaids will dress so you can determine the best look for your wedding dress.

What to Consider for Your Wedding Dress

When deciding how to create your wedding dress there are several factors to consider. Let’s have a closer look at the different parts that comprise your wedding dress. Make sure you speak to the bridal company to hear their advice on what they suggest.

Should You Wear Sleeves?

First, you want to consider if you want sleeves for your wedding dress. This is a personal preference but you also have to consider the appropriateness of the occasion.

If your wedding is indoors in a large hall, then it’s likely best to have sleeves. Such settings will probably be cold and sleeves can get made thick enough to protect against the harsh temperature.

In most cases, it’s always best to match your bridesmaids. Make sure that your bridesmaids are comfortable with sleeves before choosing them for your wedding dress.

How High or Low Is the Cut?

The next consideration is whether the cut of the wedding dress should be high or low. 

A high cut covers most of the upper body, leaving only the neck visible. The low-cut bridal dresses will show a bit of the midriff. This is dependent on how comfortable you are with showing skin.

Once again, this depends on whether you’ll be indoors or outdoors for the wedding. Outdoors is a lot more comfortable to have a low-cut bridal dress especially when the weather is hot.

You also want to ask your bridesmaids if they’re okay with wearing low-cut dresses to match your look. This is something you’ll have to try out to ensure you’re comfortable with the revealing look of the low-cut dress.

Choosing the Color

The third and perhaps most important consideration is to choose the color of your wedding dress.

In most cases, a simple white wedding dress is always the best option. But there are also other colors that you might want to consider especially if you want a unique wedding.

For example, if you’re having a summer wedding outdoors you can consider a light pink or beige wedding dress. In some cases, you might even want to wear a light yellow wedding dress.

While your wedding dress doesn’t have to match those of your bridesmaids, they should complement each other. For example, if your bridesmaids are wearing red dresses you might want to opt for the pink dress. 

The Fit of the Wedding Dress

One of the biggest challenges when creating a wedding dress is to choose the right fit.

It’s not as simple as measuring yourself and choosing the exact measurements. While this can work in some cases, you might also want to consider a tighter or looser wedding dress.

Tighter wedding dresses are more flattering but once again you have to choose what you’re more comfortable with.

The bride’s fit is supposed to match the bridesmaids so ensure that they’re okay with a tighter fit. One downside of tight-fitting wedding dresses is that they aren’t ideal for dancing.

Often, if a bride chooses to wear a tight dress then she’ll switch to a different dress for the reception.

Loose dresses are the most comfortable but are only ideal for indoor weddings or if the climate is temperate.

These dresses aren’t as good for preventing stains. Some dresses can be so loose that they aren’t flattering to the bride or bridesmaids.

Make sure you wear your wedding dress several times before the wedding. This can help you decide if you need to make any last-minute alterations which the bridal company can assist you with.

Best Practices

You’re almost ready but let’s end with a few best practices you should follow when creating a dress.

You want to get insurance for your wedding dress. This ensures that you can get alterations or other modifications or even a replacement to your wedding dress at the last minute.

If you don’t mind, you might even want to invite your tailor to the wedding to make any last-minute changes.

Take professional photos in your wedding dress before the wedding. This gives you the best idea of how you’ll look for the big day and if you need to make changes.

Get Your Wedding Dress

Now you know how to design your dream wedding dress and you’ll be ready for the big day!

Start with finding a great bridal company that’ll help with creating a dress. Try out different designs and play around with different styles before choosing your dress.

Pay close attention to whether you want sleeves and the cut and color of your wedding dress. Try on the dress until you find the right fit for your wedding dress. Follow our best practices so you don’t have any issues with your wedding dress.

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