- Moderate Mouse
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
When my sister was a bride-to-be in 2001-2002 (she married the father of a child she had coming but the marriage only lasted a few years, but I digress), she had trouble finding a dress that fit what she had in mind at the time. My mom offered to make a dress for her. Sis was hesitant to consider that option at first as my mom’s job involved monthly business trips that each lasted two weeks on average. However, my mom welcomed anything like that that would give her a break from said trips for a while.
Fast forward fall of this year. As of late October, the bride-to-be is me. (Interestingly enough, up until July-August of this year when I reconciled with a guy I had orginally dated from somewhere in the back of my junior year of high school in 2002 until roughly a month before the end of my senior year in 2003 and since then did not date at all, the chances of me ever getting married seemed questionable at best.) For economical reasons, one option for the dress that my mom has asked me to consider is to have her make the dress. I may or may not take her up on that, depending on whether or not I can find a dress that appeals to me and is inexpensive. (I don’t really have a problem with other gals going for low necklines, some flavor of sleeveless such as spaghetti straps, strapless, or halter necklines, etc. in bridal and formal wear, but I feel like that sort of thing is promoted to the point where you’d think it was mandatory these days, and I don’t know about anyone else here, but I personally prefer a bit more um, coverage especially if I get married in a church before God and all the relatives. And I’m also considering going for a style that’s ankle-length or near ankle-length as I would rather not worry about tripping over the hem of my dress.)
So, if you’re having your dress made instead of buying or otherwise obtaining one that already exists for whatever reason (cost, can’t find anything that will suit one’s taste, etc.), who will be making it?