The Process of Creating a Custom Bridal Gown, Wedding Dress, or Evening Wear:
The Dress Concept:
The process of creating a custom wedding gown begins with a meeting between me and the bride. During this meeting, we discuss the bride’s dress design ideas, the overall atmosphere of the wedding, artistic ideas, and the dress budget. I welcome any inspirational images the bride can find to help convey her wedding dress ideas.
The Dress Design:
I create a set of wedding dress design sketches based on what we discussed in the first meeting. The bride then selects her favorite design. If none of the designs are exactly what she wants, she uses these first sketches as a way to get closer to the perfect design. The design phase continues until the bride is completely thrilled with the design.
I take measurements, complete a mock-up of the dress, and fit it to the bride. We finalize the fabric selection, purchase the materials, and begin construction of the dress. The bride should be able to travel to my studio in Davis, CA (between Sacramento and San Francisco) for at least three fittings: an in-progress dress fitting, a fitting to mark the hem, and a final fitting of the completed dress.
And that is how your custom wedding dress is created. Happy Wedding!
Please visit my wedding dress photo gallery and evening wear gallery to see my past work, or contact me about designing your dream wedding gown.