What does the bride need to know if the dress is made to order?
If you decide to create your own wedding dress, then you should definitely read this interview with the famous American designer Monique Lhuillier.
What must be taken into account and what cannot be ignored when ordering a custom-tailored wedding dress? How long will it take for it to be ready? How many examples?
My advice - be reasonably selfish! It means listening to what your loved ones tell you, but at the same time being yourself. After all, this is your holiday first and foremost. You also need to remember that you will have to stay in a wedding dress for quite a long time, so you need to take into account its practicality, or provide for a second outfit that you will wear after the ceremony.
Remember that the determining factor when ordering a dress is time. Even if you have already chosen a style and know where to turn. It is possible that you will have to wait for the delivery of the desired fabric or do complex manual work in a large volume. Materials and precision in the creation of a wedding dress are extremely important. It's not worth saving time or money.
If we talk about a wedding dress from the Monique Lhuillier collection, tailored to individual measurements, then it will be ready in a month - six months. It all depends on the level of difficulty. And how much will be handmade. If we are talking about exclusive work, then it is better to have a month or two left. At the same time, when a model is ordered in the salon from the catalog of foreign brands, sometimes you can wait up to six months for your dress!
The number of fittings usually depends on the artist and the complexity of the style. I think that for a professional, two or three fittings are always enough.
How to reach mutual understanding and choose the right dress model? And how, for example, to dissuade the bride that Kate Middleton's dress, which she so wants, does not suit her at all?
The main thing is an individual approach, you need to be able to listen to a person. The bride always speaks first. Almost every girl imagined her wedding dress hundreds of times in her dreams, and I always try to understand her dream. Then I offer my ideas, and during the discussion we find the perfect solution. A designer is most often approached knowing his work, vision and style, so mutual understanding is usually not difficult to achieve. Of course, there are times when you have to change your mind about something, but for this it is enough to explain the reason and offer a worthy alternative. Every girl wants to be the most beautiful and unique at her wedding, and I am sure that the designer's task is to emphasize her dignity and reveal her character, and her individuality and excellent mood will do the rest.