Every prospective bride to be, dreams about the day when she would find herself wearing that super white colored wedding gown on one of the most important days of her life. The wedding day. However what goes into the making of the wedding gown is probably something else altogether. Making your dream wedding gown calls for a lot more than just collecting pegs and choosing fabric materials. Even if you have an idea what exactly you want in your wedding gown, it is always best to keep an open mind and consult with your gown designer as he or she will be able to create your best fit on the big day. Below are some questions you may want to ask your designer before squaring up on the design of your wedding dress.
1. EACH BODY TYPE IS DIFFERENT. SO WHAT GOWN SILHOUETTE IS BEST FOR YOURS?
It is common for brides to be attracted to similar styles and silhouettes. However, even if you have a clear image of the dream bridal gown in your head, it is still best to find out if the silhouette you have chosen actually suits your body type. Experienced gown designers may have suggestions to the cut that will enhance your outlook and possible solutions for the areas that you may want to conceal.
2. WHICH SHADE OF WHITE WOULD GO BEST WITH THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN?
White is the dream color for almost every bride to be and therefore the selection of the color as being white, is normally taken for granted. However there might still be another micro thing to consider. There are different shades of white and these will look different on different skin tones. You need a different kind of white for fair skinned ladies than you would on tan women. If you have a pink undertone, creamy colors might just look great on you. On the other hand, champagne shades compliment skin with yellow tones. Your designer will be able to understand your skin tone and accordingly suggest the best shade of white to align with it.
3. IS YOUR DRESS GOING TO BE HEAVY OR LIGHT?
This is a question that most brides tend to forget to ask their designer but which is probably the most practical one to consider. Remember, you will be moving around on your wedding day quite a bit and especially if you are the dancing type, it does a world of good to find out how much of a workout wearing your bridal gown would be. A heavily beaded dress or a train can add to a lot of weight on your wedding gown. So if you know how heavy it could mean to you, it might help to consider ways and options to make your dress lighter where you might do away with some unnecessary bead work or lessening the length of the train etc so that you could find it easier to move around.
4. WHAT IS THE TIME NEEDED TO MAKE THE GOWN?
It is important to know what time your designer will take to make your gown. Different gowns have different amounts of time required to make. If your wedding gown has intricate work such as hand sewn portions, it will obviously consume more time than the machine made ones and you must remember that details like beading, embroidery etc take extra time. It is therefore necessary in your wedding planning process for you to know how much time it will take your designer to create your gown and ensure that you notify him or her early if you have a limited amount of time on your wedding day. Also remember that you need to have trials and adjustments if any. Do not keep your trials close to the wedding day or you might be in for the most dreadful surprises. Ensure that your wedding gown is fully acceptable to you at least one week before the wedding day.
5. WHAT ABOUT THE DRESS FITTINGS?
For the gown to be a perfect one , the fittings are obviously a very important part of the process while having your wedding gown made, and also you want to have enough time for any adjustments made to the gown before the wedding day is too close for comfort. You may have to bring your shoes and other accessories which you will be wearing on your wedding day to help you and your wedding gown designer to get a fair idea of what picture you would make in the whole ensemble.
6. WHAT WILL BE THE COST OF THE WEDDING GOWN? WHAT IS THE EXTRA COST OF THE ALTERNATE FABRIC AND THE EMBELLISHMENTS (IF YOU CHOSE OTHER THAN THE REGULAR)
Obviously the budget of the gown is the major cost of the wedding attire when it comes to a wedding in Goa. It is therefore also a major concern for you. Looking the best on your wedding day without spending too much is a great blend while getting ready for a celebration. See if your designer breaks down the costs for you so that you can understand how much work and materials will be going into the making of your wedding gown.
A breakdown of costs normally helps to identify the alternative materials that you may be able to use to help you scale the costs down while ensuring that the look of the gown still remains beautiful. Its a kind of value analysis that you need to do to ensure that while your aim is to bring the cost lower, it does not impair the look of the gown from the dream that you had.
7. HOW IS THE PAYMENT OF YOUR DESIGNER SCHEDULED?
It is important for you to know the mode of payment for your wedding gown and when you are expected to pay your gown designer. Does he or she accept cheques? Do you pay an advance? Is there a staggered payment as per the fittings trials and upon finalization?. Is it possible to pay in installments? Clarifying these details with your designer will obviously help you avoid any misunderstandings on the expected delivery and payment dates.
Remember that you need to clarify all doubts with your designer and know whatever you seek to find in the initial stage itself. These questions can cause unnecessary misgivings if asked in the middle of the wedding gown preparation. It is easier for both, you and your designer, if you are able to clarify such important points before the work starts on your wedding gown. Your bridal gown designer will have no issues to reply to all your queries in the early stage which would make the whole process smooth enough for you to follow.