Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:00
3 Factors to Consider First When Making Your Own Wedding DressWritten by d'Italia
For the brave, industrious, talented women out there hoping to personally construct their own wedding dresses but without a large amount of experience making a dress that monumental, there are a few basic considerations to consider first. Making a dress you’ll cherish is far more involved than just this, but without these initial decisions in place, making that dress come to life won’t be possible.
First: Form/Style This first factor takes a lot into consideration: season, reception style, personal style, color scheme and more. Will you have an outdoors wedding/reception in the summer? Might be best to go sleek, thin and short. Want an elegant, high-class wedding? You may want to keep consistent with the same type of dress. Once you know these things, you can consider the form you’re going for, and thus the type/amount of fabrics necessary. Second: Fabrics This is both practical and aesthetic. Weather and temperature can play into this so you can be sure to have something comfortable and seasonally relevant (if that’s important to you). But also deciding first on colors, fabrics and textures to fit your reception theme or personal taste is absolutely necessary for getting started. Third: Amounts This is common practice, but always get more than you need of the fabrics for your dress. Beyond that, remember you may need multiple fabrics, such as lace, silk or other adornments/accessories, and getting all this together at the same time will help you get everything in order.