Monday, August 27, 2018


How is customizing a wedding dress different than a custom made?  A custom wedding dress is made from scratch, that is, you and the designer working with a pattern and raw cuts of fabric to create it from the ground up.  Customizing a ready-made dress is different.  It involves remodeling and/or embellishing one already put together. It can be store bought, sewn or inherited as long as it’s fairly basic and free of mass adornment.  Customizing a wedding dress is one way of fusing your individual stamp so that design is all yours.  Take a very simple sheath or A-line, add a detachable train or overskirt and adorn it with embroidered ribbons and handmade florals.  Viola! You have a customized gown.  This isn't the only route to customizing.  You can go for a removable shrug that adds sleeves, a capelet that looks like part of the gown or a lightweight overdress you doff come reception time.  Believe me, your possibilities are endless here. Some brides opt for the most basic gown like I described then take it to the dressmaker or designer to get it personally customized.  
Finding how to integrate all the design details you want isn’t all that difficult.  If you’re going through one of those decision dilemmas just log onto Etsy and shop for ideas.  Their designers have developed some of the most beautiful accessory and design attachments beyond anything you’ll ever run across in any salon or boutique.  On Etsy you’ll find boleros, shoulder swags, lace collars, detachable over skirts, blouses, garlands of flowers and just about anything your mind can conjure

   Dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture Photo 1 by Pixamage//Photos 2-4 by Studio 7Teen


sheila said...

Hi, Amy-Jo,
I do think the pics of the brides wearing flowers on the back of their gowns are very charming. Presumably the flowers are detachable so that the bride can sit in a chair at her reception, without crushing the lovely flpwers.
I do like the long gloves worn by the bride in pic 1, and am especially delighted to see she wears a veil.
I look forward to many more of your lovely creations.

BravoBride said...

These are so pretty! I love the originality <3

samia87 said...

Your wedding dress is looking too gorgeous. You can hire wedding photographer for your ceremony. They are more than perfect. They will capture your very moments to give you the best memory.