Some brides on larger budgets prefer to have something specially made for their bridesmaids. This ensures the dresses are the perfect match for the individual and the style of the day. Bespoke dresses are a good idea for brides who are after something very usual or specific
Six months should be allowed for bespoke bridesmaid gowns, with several fittings required. Final measurements will be taken around two months before the wedding day.
Ideas for styles are best conveyed by taking along pictures from magazines, or even a dress that a member of the bridal party already owns and would like copied.
Dressmakers can take care of the entire procedure, from finding patterns and fabrics to measuring and fitting; some also organise tights, shoes and hair accessories. This is a costly option and budgets should be approved before the process begins.
Bespoke dresses are a good idea for brides who are after something very usual or specific or if the bridesmaids require a plus size/petite dress.
The bridesmaids should wear to the dress fittings underwear and shoes that will be worn on the day.