Why should you get a made to measure wedding dress

Why should you get a made to measure wedding dress? Luxury, quality, perfect fit, comfort, exclusivity – when I ask real brides what they are looking for when searching for their gown, these words tend to come up the most. A bespoke dress will secure a tick beside all these words (and more).

Let’s be honest, most wedding dresses are beautiful in their own way, but what will make you stand out and feel 10/10 is having something that is the exact fit and perfect cut, allowing you to wear the dress – not the other way round.

At La Novia, we know that standard sizes do not fit all brides-to-be the same way, two women can have completely different body shapes yet still both be a size 12, starting a dress from scratch means every centimetre is scrutinised to only fit you. Having your bridal dress made by a designer who specialises in couture, will guarantee perfection in specific areas that otherwise may go unnoticed when ordering a standard size, such as – sleeve length, bust size, body length, or length of the whole dress. I find that sometimes smaller brides worry that they will lose detailing in the dress when they are shortened, and taller brides concern that they will not be able to wear heels, made to measure can make you forget such doubts! Aside from such precision in measurements, custom-made wedding dress making considers elements such as an exact number of stitches, buttons and crystals needed to bring the look together, it can be said that no detail goes overlooked.

More so, made to measure can help us enhance your shape and body type, highlighting your best features, ensuring nothing is too tight or too loose, allowing you not only to pose confidently in front of your photographer but to enjoy your meal, party and dancing without any restrictions due to fit of the dress. Creating your own unique bridal dress also means the whole process is completed within our boutique in Edinburgh.

Bespoke bridal gowns go even further than just providing a streamlined look. Extra attention is geared towards the fabrics used. We will ensure that the chosen materials are suited to the season as well as your wedding venue, for example; opting for lighter fabrics for you ladies who are getting married under the sun!

Just as importantly, we think it’s essential for the dress to reflect your personality. Having an influence on the process will add to the bridal experience. The personal touches you can add are endless; whether you want to add pockets, extra beading, experiment with colours, we are always open to any ideas you may have! This will also make sure you love every part of the dress, as anything you have hesitation about can be altered to suit the desired look.

We know that finding ‘the one’ can sometimes be challenging, especially when there is so many elements to consider, and so many dresses out there. Custom made designing allows the wedding dress world to become your oyster, making the journey all the more exciting!

Wedding dress of the week – Stella York 6534

As some of you may have seen on previous blog posts our main ready wear collection comes from the Australian bridal designer Stella York. There’s a big variety of her gowns in our Edinburgh showroom, as we think her designs offer a bridal style for everyone – from a more traditional lace look or bohemian chic to beaded galore…you name it!

Due to having such a versatile Stella York collection, I have decided to dedicate this blog post to the dress of the week – Stella York 6534. We have noticed that this style is becoming very up and coming and popular with our brides, I mean no wonder!

For those of you who are looking for a more modern, effortless but elegant look, this one is for you. The key lies in that it is the perfect combination of everything that makes us go WOW, the gorgeous crepe material is very complimentary to the body, enhancing curves whilst still remaining classy. The rounded high neckline sits just below the collar bones, this small detail makes a big difference, especially for brides who are not used to wearing high-necked clothing and tend to shy away from it in case of it causing discomfort. In addition to this, the front provides a dramatic contrast to the breathtaking back…

This scooped V-shaped backless look is guaranteed to be an absolute show stopper, leaving your guests in awe as you walk down the aisle. It cannot be denied that it also adds a sexy touch to your look without being too much, even for those of you who are going for a more traditional church wedding.

What will make you twinkle and shimmer throughout the day is the embellished lace detail on the straps, back and cut out sides of the dress. Although this mainly features on the back, we love that this beaded lace creeps around the front making the dress flow together and meaning the front is not completely plain. Having satin buttons all the way down the dress adds the final touch of elegance, running into the train- which is the perfect size, creating a statement but being manageable at the same time.

To top it all off, this bridal gown still lets you play with accessories and veils, whether you opt for a classic look with for example a long veil, or prefer to focus on jewellery and incorporating statement pieces to match the beading, the final touches are in your hands.

If you are about to start / in the hunt for ‘the one’, come and try the Stella York 6534! Call us on 0131 558 9613 or drop us an email at info@lanovia.co.uk to book your appointment.

Meet the Maker

As some of you may have seen we had the honour to feature in last months edition of Tie the Knot Scotland, where we offered its readers a sneak peek into the world of wedding dress making at La Novia. This journey which starts from ideas, sketches and patterns and ends in the creation of made to measure dresses is what we are so passionate about.

At La Novia, we understand that choosing a bridal gown is not like your usual shopping day out- it is important to find something unique, that matches your personality and is well… perfect in every way possible! This is what we strive to achieve with our custom made collection.

During our bridal consultations we like to hear all the details- colours, venue, flowers- of the big day, so we can try and guide you in the direction of finding a wedding dress that will fit the bill, with this said, it is you lovely brides who are our biggest inspiration. Once the style of dress is chosen, we love to hear any additional ideas you may have – whether this is changing the neckline, adding sleeves, playing about with fabrics – the options are endless, we want you to be 100% happy before saying yes to the dress.

Often I come across brides who start off apprehensive about choosing certain styles – such as strapless dresses – in case they might not be supportive enough. However, by creating a dress tailored to all your specific measurements we can promise that it will fit like a glove. Attention to detail is key and we can guarantee this by not only giving brides the chance to meet the designer herself but through having our own in-house pattern-cutter, seamstress and embroider- we are with you every step of the way. Having a bespoke dress enables you, brides, to become part of the design process, guaranteeing an individual look.

We aim to make the process at La Novia as personal as possible, our bridalwear designer Liliana Dabic believes it is important to build a relationship with her customers, reassuring brides on any doubts or queries they may have concerning their future dress. We want the experience to be fun and something you look forward to coming to as much as we do! Generally, after two fittings in our Edinburgh boutique, and countless hours of work, your dress will be ready to take away..eeeek, we try and make the fittings as close to your wedding day as possible to make sure you will be looking perfect!

For us there is nothing more rewarding than seeing real brides wearing our dresses – it’s so satisfying knowing that we have been able to play a part towards what is one of the most important days in your life. To all our past brides, we have loved seeing all your gorgeous photos, future brides, we look forward to meeting you and bringing your dream dress to life!

Psst… You can read the full article featured in Tie the Knot Scotland:

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