- August 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm #242134BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
I had my wedding gown custom made and my bride maids gowns were made by the same
designer/seamstress. It was a lot of fun because I got to help design my
wedding gown instead of buying it off the rack so I know I have a one of a kind,
plus I choose the skirt style (long straight skirt with slit) and my bride maids
and let them designed their own tops. That way they can’t blame me 10 years
down the road for choosing an ugly dress ; )and by doing 2 pieces they could
wear the top with something else and if they wanted to (since I choose a
straight skirt) have the skirt cut off. It didn’t cost more them any more than
buying an off the rack bride maids dress (actually cheaper due to alterations)
and we had a lot of fun going to fittings together plus they got something they
liked and that suited their body types.
If you find a good seamstress that specialized in weddings it usually turns out
to be cheaper (for the bride and anyone else) because of alterations, choice of
fabrics and the seamstress can work within your budget. You’ll have a one of a
kind dress that will always be special and unique. My designer/seamstress made
my gown, my 3 bride maids and my mom’s gown also so everything coordinated well
with style and color.
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