Haute Couture Wedding Gowns - Are you wondering "Just what are haute couture wedding gowns"?
A haute couture wedding gown
is a one of a kind creation, cut and shaped for the bride's precise requirements. The design, size and fabrics are all chosen individually for this unique garment. Because of the work and time it takes to make a haute couture wedding dress, the price will be significantly higher than a ready made gown.
The first step is to decide upon and meet with a wedding dress designer to discuss your requirements, personal style, likes and dislikes. The designer will then create a series of sketches for you to review. Alternatively, you might admire a piece the designer has already made, which is then created to fit you exactly.
The length of time required to make a haute couture wedding gown depends on the chosen style and, of course, the designer. If you're choosing someone very popular, it's wise to allow as much time as possible. The designing and fitting process consists of a consultation with the bride, during which many measurements are taken, and after which a mock-up of the dress is made. This is then used as a wedding dress pattern for the real thing.
When you go for your first fitting, which will be of the mock up, you should wear your planned underwear and shoes, this is the same as having a fitting for the finished dress. This is the time to change anything you don't like - it's only a mock-up and even drastic changes can be made at this point. Then the final agreement is made on the dress which is then made in the chosen fabric, followed by the final fittings.