The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Dream Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress may be the one outfit you spend the most time looking for in your lifetime. You want it to be a reflection of you, as well as feel comfortable, and there’s no doubt you want to look beautiful in it. All of these factors make choosing a wedding gown an important decision and one that should take time.

Maybe you’ve been to the bridal shops and still haven’t found “the one” or maybe you’d like to design your own dress to be sure that it’s 100 percent unique. Either way, you’ve come to the right place, as we have the ultimate guide to designing and customizing your dream wedding dress. Read on to find out how to bring your vision to life.

Dream On

Every manifestation first starts in the mind, in the imagination, so put your creative cap on and start dreaming. Dream about what you want your wedding dress to look like, even if it’s just a faint idea. Notice the style, but also how you want to feel in it. Head to the internet and wedding magazines for inspiration to help you put together your dream dress.

Pinterest is a great source for collecting bits and pieces of what you like. Start a “dreamy dresses” board and pin every dress that catches your eye. Make a note of what exactly you love about it: how the skirt fans out, the length, the cap sleeves, the neckline, etc. If you’re more hands-on, create a scrapbook and fill it with with dresses and details you adore. In the end, you’ll also have a beautiful wedding planning keepsake.

It’s in the Details

Once you have an overall sense of the designs you like, think about the details. Find your favorite embellishments, patterns, fabrics, and colors. Think about the style and mood you want to convey: classic and simple, bohemian, vintage? Maybe you want to jazz up a modest wedding gown with a sparkling brooch or add a touch of fairy tale whimsy with a billowy skirt. It’s also a great idea to think about how your dress will fit into the venue of your choosing. A princess dress might not be the best choice if you’re having a beach wedding. Think about what will be most comfortable and suitable for your ceremony space.

 

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Get The Deets

Before you consult with the dress designer you’ll want to know a few things about yourself. First, and most important, your measurements. This will ensure you get the perfect fit. Use a tape measure or ask a seamstress to measure your bust, waist, and hips, then take a look at ieie Bridal size chart to help you find your size. If you haven’t already, try on a few dresses with different shapes to find which one looks best on your body type. Online charts can also give you a general idea of the types of silhouettes and which ones look best on each figure.

Color is also an important detail to consider when designing your gown. Wedding dresses come in all different shades of white, as well as bolder colors like red and black. Think about your skin tone and what shades brighten/wash out your complexion. Most dresses don’t come in pure white for the fact that it’s not a universally flattering color, but if you’re a darker skin tone, it can work for you. Diamond white looks great on almost everyone, as well as light ivory. For the fair and pale skin gals, lean towards medium to dark ivory shades.

You might think you have to have an endless budget to have a custom gown designed, but ieie Bridal offers quality dresses and customization services to fit any budget. To order a custom designed wedding dress all you have to do is know what you want. Send the team your ideas and photos and let them help you bring your dream dress to life.

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Size Chart (inches)

 

Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 37 39 41 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 45 47 48 50 52 54.5 57 59.5 62 64.5
Hollow to Hem 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62