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Make your fairytale dream wedding come true by having a wedding dress custom designed just for you.

Custom Wedding Gowns
If you are very particular, have a unique body shape or just don't have the time or the inclination to search for the right bridal gown all over town, custom wedding dress designers may be the perfect fit for you. Designers work by appointment and everyone of your fittings will bring you one step closer to the perfect dress.

How to find a wedding dress designer.

To find a wedding dress designer in your area, check with friends, family and the BBB for reputable designers. Look for a designer who creates the type of dress you are looking for, you may want sleek and sophisticated but their specialty may be Cinderella's ball gown.

Once you have booked an appointment with the chosen designer, show up on time and prepared. Bring photos of dress styles you like, a list of words to describe the type of dress you are looking for i.e.: elegant, sensational, pretty. The location of the wedding ceremony and reception will also influence the type of dress you will be wearing, if you have not booked the location at least have a good idea of where the wedding will be held.

Is it expensive to have a wedding dress custom made?

Do not be embarrassed to discuss your dress budget, many designers are creative enough to give you the dress of your dreams simply by using less expensive fabrics and lace. Alterations are not necessary on a custom dress and that alone may save you money! Discussing what you want up front and telling the designer what your budget is will go a long way to getting you exactly what you want.

Ultimately you are hiring a wedding dress designer to create a very special dress for a very special day. During your first visit be sure that you feel comfortable with the designer, if you feel that you are not communicating your vision, or that they are not listening to what you want, it is best to look for someone else.

To ensure a successful business relationship many designers will include a schedule time line, as well as a contract outlining the material to be used, design details, etc.

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