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Designing Your Own Wedding Dress

Thinking of designing your own wedding dress? It may seem daunting but it can end up being cost-effective and a way to get the exact, unique dress of your dreams. You need to think very carefully before embarking on this route, however, and do a lot of research. It may be that you simply can’t find the right dress for you in your local bridalwear shops, or are after something that is difficult to buy off-the-peg – so commissioning a handmade wedding dress is the way to go for you!

Firstly, work out what you are after – scour wedding magazines and websites to find the style and design that you absolutely love. It may be that you are mixing and matching several aspects of wedding dresses, or going for something that is not traditional, like a medieval or Gothic or Victorian style etc. The wonderful thing about designing your own wedding dress is that you can create something perfectly suited to your personality and style – just make sure that the fit and cut of the dress you are after suits your body shape. Think about:

- The general style (A-line, empire, ballgown, bodice and skirt, retro, vintage, sheath etc)
- The length
- The train (if any)
- The straps/sleeves (if any)
- The fabric
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