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Design Details Of A Gown

Mar 01, 2019

When contemplating on whether to have one’s wedding gown custom-made or rented, a number of factors come into play.

Some of these factors include :

  • Budget.
  • Lead time.
  • A preferred design.

On off-shoulder lace and tulle gown
Photo by A Studio, courtesy of Inzpire

A custom creation
Photo by Jojo Bridal Design

A ruffled hem
Photo by Louis Loo Professional Photography,
courtesy of MOEP Gown Designer

A custom gown in satin and lace
Photo by, courtesy of That Special Occasion

A back with lace applique
Photo courtesy of Emcee Bridal, by Meichi

Once you have decided to go the custom route, the next step will be to meet a few designers in order to ascertain whom you will be collaborating with.

Components to consider :

  • Price points of the designers.
  • Their signature styles.
  • Word-of-mouth recommendations.
  • If they offer a buy-back option.

Off shoulders with lace sleeves
Photo courtesy of Silver Hearts Bridal

A lovely back with ribbon detail
Photo courtesy of Silver Hearts Bridal

An illusion back and long train
Photo by Alextan Artworks, courtesy of Eleusis

With a designer in place, consider the following design details :

  • Fabric or combination of fabrics.
  • Colour i.e. white, ivory or cream.
  • Silhouette.
  • Embroidery.
  • Applique.
  • Embellishments.

A lace edged train 
Photo courtesy of Emcee Bridal, by Meichi

A deep V-back
Photo by L'oeil D'anouk Photographie, courtesy of That Special Occasion

A full lace gown
Photo courtesy of Eleusis

If on the other hand you prefer to go the rental route, take note of the following :

  • Seek out bridal studios that offer a wide range of options.
  • Try on as many designs as possible to see what suits you best.
  • Determine rental rates and duration of time you can have the gown.
  • Check on alteration and dry-cleaning costs, if any.

An intricate bodice
Photo by Louis Loo Professional Photography,
courtesy of MOEP Gown Designer

A lace illusion neckline
Photo courtesy of Jojo Bridal Design

A fitted silhouette
Photo by A Studio, courtesy of Inzpire


Tip : Do some research prior to meeting with your designer. Have a look here.