Bridal Gown Design Process
Each custom gown process is unique to the individual and the garment or headpiece they desire to make. Below we have laid out the typical steps as a frame of reference as you consider Forget-Me-Not Heirlooms for your custom gown. In addition to the steps below, know that a minimum of five months prior to your wedding date is needed to complete the gown for your highest satisfaction. Linda requires a reservation for this type of project so that she can manage her business schedule in such a manner as to accommodate everyone's needs appropriately.
Step 1: Prospective bride gathers pictures, ideas, colors, themes and other elements to present to Linda.
Step 2: Linda meets with bride to discuss pictures, ideas etc and finalize a gown or veil design.
Step 3: Linda meets with bride at fabric retailer to swatch fabrics and laces.
Step 4: Linda constructs a muslin of dress pattern to check fit and gown design details. She meets/fits bride during this step.
Step 5: This is the construction and fitting of the actual custom gown and finishing details such as lace, beading, covered buttons, bustling, etc.
Step 6: A beautiful, happy bride with a one of a kind wedding gown on the wedding day.
The average number of meetings and or fittings during a custom gown design is 4-6. More complicated dress styles can expect more fittings. The minimum charge for a custom gown starts at $1000 due to the specialized nature of this project.
Tania designed her gown and used the colors of her gown in her jewelry, flowers and veil.