(Closed) Would you ever consider…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I would...
    Never! : (44 votes)
    32 %
    Only if they could prove their skills : (77 votes)
    55 %
    For sure, why not? : (18 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @musician32992:  I really think it depends on their level of experience and skill.  They may still be a student, but if design is really their passion and skill set, then it can only benefit both the bride and the student to have a piece to show for her portfolio.  But if they’re okay, or good but very inexperienced, then it will probably not go too well.  It certainly wouldn’t be my first choice unless there was somone amazingly skilled.

    Post # 4
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    I prefer to get a dress thats already made, id never do custom even if it was a professional…im anal, I need to know exactly how itll look before i commit

    Post # 5
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @nikkidrew90:  +1 I agree. I was even freaking out about alterations on my dress. No way I could have had the stress of somebody making my dress on top of that.

    Post # 6
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think so. To be honest, I had the option of using any one of many talented, established bridal designers who have been doing made to measure gowns for years and years, and I still chose to go down the ready to wear route. I am the sort of person who needs to know exactly what she’s getting, and I don’t like surprises or unknowns. As a PP said, it’s stressful enough contemplating alterations!

    There are only a handful of designers that I would trust to create a gown for me…an Australian designer (Toni Maticevski) and probably someone like Elie Saab!

    Post # 7
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @musician32992:  I have a friend who was in her 4th year of fashion school when I got engaged. She’s also a seamstress at David’s Bridal!

    And I STILL wouldn’t have trusted her to make my dress!

    Post # 8
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @nikkidrew90:  me too unless the designer was Vera herself. Lol

    Post # 9
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    If they could prove their skills and it wasn’t too expensive, sure!

    Post # 10
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wouldn’t hire anyone to make my dress.  It’s very hard for me to envision what a dress is going to look like if I can’t actually try it on, so I wanted to start with a dress that was already made.

    Post # 11
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    if i had knew what there work was like i totally wold after all every big designer started out as a passionate highschooler …. then a dreaming fashion student who stuck with it and owning there skills and finding what they really did well 


    facts are if you watch those project runway shows self taught and younger designer are offten very good 


    plus it be so cool to have something oringal i they could make it to what you see in your head as long as they have the skill set i totally do it 

    Post # 12
    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Yes, if they were a close friend. One of my bridesmaids is a menswear designer and I would have loved her to make a suit for Fiance, but she’s currently working out in the USA and flying in a couple of days before the wedding, so I don’t think that would work! Then another girl I’m friends with through my bridesmaid is actually working for a bridal boutique at the moment. I asked her how much the dresses cost though and they are over £3000… so I thought maybe not!

    Post # 13
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think I’d go for it.  Assuming they wouldnt make another strapless, sweetheart, ruched fit and flare that I wouldnt need he/she to make since its quite readily available.  To have a totally unique dress would be amazing.  Problem is I’m not only picky bur indecisive as well so I would change my mind a lot and theyd probably quit on me.

    Post # 14
    3465 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    No because what if I hated it? I’d still have to wear it and pretend! that would suck

    Post # 15
    13289 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No.  A big part of the fun for me was going to try on a bunch of dresses.  Having someone design it for me would have taken the fun out of it!

    Post # 16
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If it was in budget of course! My mom is a seamstress so I’ve been having my dresses for special occasions made all my life. I got my gown for less than the cost of materials to start from scratch. I’m also getting my alterations done at a salon because I want her to get to play the mother of the bride role. it allows me to be as picky as I want without any stress on my mom. I have never seen my dream gown. I have done sketches of it and if I could have that dress made I would be on cloud one million… But cloud nine will just have to do, lol!  


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