Why go bespoke with your wedding dress

Whether you’re going for an intimate wedding or a grander, more elaborate affair, your bridal ensemble will take centre stage. This is just one of the reasons why so many brides are stretching their budgets and going bespoke with their wedding dresses.

A custom wedding dress isn’t as expensive as you may think however. In other words, you don’t need a huge budget to enjoy your very own version of a celebrity wedding. Custom wedding dress design is more affordable and accessible than ever. Here we explore more reasons why going bespoke with your wedding dress is a fabulous idea…

Create a truly one of a kind look

Your wedding dress should be a reflection of your style and unique wedding day vision. By working with your chosen dress designer, you can create a wedding gown that signifies this to ensure an individual style that is oh-so-you.

A bespoke wedding dress is THE way to express yourself. Let your individuality shine through and complement your wider wedding theme in the process for a beautiful look that’s an extension of your personality.

Take complete creative control

Whether you have a clear idea of what you want from your wedding look or need a little help from the designer, a custom wedding gown allows you to take full creative control.

You’ll choose everything, from the silhouette and materials to the sleeves, hemline and neckline. By going bespoke, you’ll work with the designer from start to finish. They’ll guide you through the entire process from the inspiration and sketch phases to the fabrication, test fittings and final reveal of your dream wedding dress.

Most wedding dress designers use toiles during these initial fittings. We’ll let bespoke wedding dress design atelier Naomi Deru explain more:

“The word toile is a French word meaning ‘an early version of a finished garment made up in cheap material so that the design can be tested and perfected. Your first fitting at Naomi Deru Bridal would be your toile fitting where we will finally be able to visualise the fit of your dream wedding dress on your body. Here we will have the opportunity to see if any adjustments need to be made to your dress pattern to fine-tune the fit and finalise the design elements.”

Guarantee the perfect fit

One thing you can guarantee when going bespoke is a perfect fit. Your custom wedding dress is after all made for you, and you alone.

Unlike shop bought wedding dresses, your custom gown won’t have to conform to your size and shape. A custom fit is designed to not only complement your body shape but celebrate it! You’ll be more comfortable and confident on your wedding day as a result.

Enjoy the full bridal experience

There’s nothing more exciting than hitting the bridal shops post-engagement but designing your own wedding dress offers the full bridal experience. It’s an unforgettable process that you’ll look back on with fond memories, in fact it’s certain to become a highlight of the entire planning journey.

As well as relishing the experience, you’ll also be supporting your local business community, which is more important than ever during these unprecedented times.

Gathering inspiration and ideas for your custom wedding gown is the best place to begin, read this advice on how to get started when going bespoke.


If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at Leez Priory, please don't hesitate to call Kristy via the contact details below:


T: 01245 362 555
E: info@leez-priory.co.uk

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