How to Design Your Wedding Dress

wedding dress designAmong all aspects of the matrimony, the wedding dress is often considered as the centerpiece of the celebration. It is through this custom-designed gown that the bride should look her best not only for the groom, but also for herself.

Although there are a lot wedding gowns available in bridal stores, wouldn’t it be nice if the bride wears a dress that is created just for her, without having to grab it off the rack? Thankfully there are several ways of creating a beautiful wedding gown design.

Create a wedding gown online

Several websites are available to create a design for the wedding dress, such as weddingdresscreator.com and "Build Your Dream Dress" on iVillage.com. The flash program contains a model wherein you can adjust the skin color or body type.

Choose from different design options available on the program, such as deciding between a ball gown, mermaid, or empress skirt. However, do note that these choices are limited and may hinder your creativity at times. Once done, have it printed and send it to a designer.

Consult a designer

Ask family and friends on whom they recommend as their wedding designer. Tell the couturier about what you want in a wedding dress-or you could even submit the illustration of the "dream dress" you created online-but the designer could also provided his or her insight on the creation by telling you what would not work with your body type for instance. You and the designer can even take a trip to a bridal store and see what styles would look best on you.

Choose a color

White may be the standard color for wedding dresses, but nowadays you are free to choose any shade for your gown. Fair-skinned brides would look divine in an ivory or burgundy dress, while their dark-skinned counterparts would love pastel pink or other light shades. Talk to your designer about other great color options.

Take measurements

Once the couturier has come up with a design, he or she would bring out the tape measure and take not of your body statistics. Ask when to come back for an initial fitting so that appropriate changes can be made.

 
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