Every bride deserves a special wedding gown that makes them stand out and suits their taste and preference. If you feel that all the bridal shops around offer you a limited choice of gown styles, you can choose to take the less travelled path by deciding to custom design your own wedding gown.
While some people view it as a challenge, there are simple ways in which you can customize your wedding gown to achieve that exclusive look. Here are some basics to guide you through.
Belts and sashes
Belts and sashes can make a wonderful addition to a simple wedding dress. They also help in drawing attention to the waistline and therefore are a great way to accentuate your curves. If you are bold and do not mind showing off some colour, you can experiment with a wide band of fabric to act as a belt. Additionally, beads, pearls and embellishments on the belt will add a fabulous look.
Adding some beading to strategic places in your gown will help in creating that wow factor that will make your wedding dress seem more attractive. The neckline, hemline, sash and train are some of the areas in which the beading can be creatively incorporated as a way of custom designing your gown.
Cover ups are a great way to add that glamorous look to your wedding. They can also be worn in the evening or for photography shoots during the day.A bolero, tailored jacket, cape, shawl or wrap can make for a cover up for your wedding dress. A bride can choose whatever fits their style and personality.
Did you know that you can make your wedding gown stand out by simply altering the back? How about replacing the zipper with a corset, crisscrossing the straps, adding a scallop shaped back design or even buttons? All these unique features at the back of your wedding gown will give you a superb custom designed look.
Veils and hair pieces
With all the focus on your wedding dress, you might have forgotten the wedding veil. Before dismissing this traditional piece of cloth think of all the modern classic wedding veils that are now available in the market. Chapel length wedding veils, bird cage veils, double tier wedding veils are some of the options that you have.
You can help in enhancing their looks by adding little touches such as colour and other signature details. If you want to show off your hair think of the unique wedding pieces that will complement your appearance. Tiaras, head bands, hair pins or flowers are some of the things that you should consider.
Statement accessories will help in enhancing your wedding day look. If you are going to hold your hair up, why not experiment with dramatic earrings that will draw attention to you. A purse or clutch bag will also turn up your look. Have fun with colours and creative embellishments to make them look specially made for you.