As girls we grow up dreaming about what our wedding day will be like. Some of us dream of traditional Cinderella style weddings, while others dream of non-traditional weddings that fit their culture or interest. Probably the thing we dream of most, is the perfect dress. The dress you imagine has every detail just the way you want it. However, once we get to planning our special day, sometimes our perfect dress is no where to be found. That’s when it’s time to call on a custom dress designer like Avail Couture by Avail & Company
. It can be the perfect solution, however, most people are hesitant to get started. They aren’t sure who to call, or what to say and they are nervous. That’s why I am writing this article. I’ll lay out the steps to getting starting, so the process can be simple and easy!
First, you need to collect your ideas. If you have tried on dresses at a boutique, think about what looked good on you and what didn’t. Gather magazine photos or web links to dresses that you like. Even if it is just a part or piece of the dress. That’s the beautiful part of custom wedding dresses, we can combine as many elements as you want.
Now that you have your ideas together, set an appointment with your designer. Whether it is an appointment in person or over the phone, talking to a designer will help you sort your ideas out further. She will be able to ask you questions that help you think about the style, and determine what looks best on you, and what you really want. She’ll be able to answer your questions and you will have a clear understanding of the process. Your designer may offer suggestions, however, you don’t have to agree with her ideas. Make sure she knows what things you like and don’t like, and that she respects that and is willing to work within your boundaries.
Once your designer has talked with you, she will take your ideas and thoughts and create sketches. She may create just one sketch or several so that you can choose your favorite. She will provide you with images that bring your thoughts together and make your vision begin to come to life. You may decide you want to see changes once you see the sketches. Your designer will be able to provide as many concept sketches as you need to see before you make a final selection.
There are many elements that your designer will walk you through selecting, including the silhouette, train length, color, fabric and details. Keep watching the blog in the following weeks as we’ll cover several special topics on custom wedding dresses. Until then, if you are interested in getting started, check out our Avail Couture division for custom wedding dresses.
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