7 Secrets to Designing Your Own Wedding Gown

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When it comes to your big day, there are things that are a must to guarantee an enjoyable, memorable experience; a great venue, a loving husband, and of course a beautiful gown. However as any soon to be bride knows, often times the hardest thing to find is the beautiful gown. Is it too short? Is this the right design? or the dreaded, does it make me look fat? 

You try and try and look and look, through endless stores and designers, and then it dawns on you, maybe I should just design my dress. Ideally, a great option especially if you don't mind spending a little extra, after all, it is your big day! So we’ve decided to put a little bit of the stress off your shoulders and listed the things you need to know before making such an artistic commitment. 

Read more: 12 Months before: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

Secrets No.1

Our first tip is “set out a budget and stick to it”! This is because before you even speak to the designer you should know the range you're willing to spend, so you know which silhouette you want and how much of the fabric you can get at the quality you'd like.

Hafez Couture

Secrets No.2

Which leads to our next secret “nothing is set in stone”, things will change along the way and it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a process and not everything will go according to your plan and vision, so leave a little room for evolving, even if that means the price might change. 

Secrets No.3

The third secret is “fit time in your schedule for more fittings”, and we mean a lot more! Since you are making this from scratch you're going to need to try the gown out quite a bit especially if you plan on loosing weight. 

Maram Borhan

Secrets No.4

Secret tip number four is more of a piece of advice, and it is “don’t give too much weight for what other people think”, yes helpful suggestions are encouraged, but because you're making this custom everyone will want to put their two scents in. Remember artistic boundaries. 

Secrets No.5

This process will make you over critical so remember to take time away and a deep breath. “Come back and approach it with a new perspective” and maybe with less pressure and stress and you’ll realize maybe it didn't need that extra button. 

Ghaly Haute Couture

Secrets No.6

Tip number six is to “trust the professionals”, they know what they are doing, probably more than you, and they also want to make sure the dress is gorgeous and beautiful! So if they say it can't be done, then it really can’t be done. 

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Our final tidbit for you is to have fun! This is all part of the journey and process, enjoy it! 

When it comes to your big day, there are things that are a must to guarantee an enjoyable, memorable experience; a great venue, a loving husband, and of course a beautiful gown. However as any soon to be bride knows, often times the hardest thing to find is the beautiful gown. Is it too short? Is this the right design? or the dreaded, does it make me look fat? 

You try and try and look and look, through endless stores and designers, and then it dawns on you, maybe I should just design my dress. Ideally, a great option especially if you don't mind spending a little extra, after all, it is your big day! So we’ve decided to put a little bit of the stress off your shoulders and listed the things you need to know before making such an artistic commitment. 

Read more: 12 Months before: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

Secrets No.1

Our first tip is “set out a budget and stick to it”! This is because before you even speak to the designer you should know the range you're willing to spend, so you know which silhouette you want and how much of the fabric you can get at the quality you'd like.

Hafez Couture

Secrets No.2

Which leads to our next secret “nothing is set in stone”, things will change along the way and it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a process and not everything will go according to your plan and vision, so leave a little room for evolving, even if that means the price might change. 

Secrets No.3

The third secret is “fit time in your schedule for more fittings”, and we mean a lot more! Since you are making this from scratch you're going to need to try the gown out quite a bit especially if you plan on loosing weight.