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3 Reasons to Choose a Handmade Wedding Dress

Now, what do you think is the average price of a wedding dress? It is just over $1,200, but wait, this is the average minimum and don’t even get me started on how much a bride in Manhattan is willing to or rather is already spending on her wedding dress. A dress that they’ll wear for one day and then it will probably be forgotten for good costs them well over $3,000!

3 Reasons to Choose a Handmade Wedding Dress

But then most argue that this the one day when you get to look the most beautiful and so everything, even going way beyond your budget is justified. No woman, it doesn’t mean you spend all your savings on a dress! Having said that, I also admit that being on a limited budget for a wedding gown doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to settle for a substandard product that is torn in places that a close look would make obvious.

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Options are always available and truthfully they are aplenty these days than they were a few years ago. All thanks to a rather splendidly wide collection of handmade wedding dresses and gowns available online.

Handmade you say? Yes, forget about the astoundingly priced wedding couture that hits the ramp every year. Not that they are any less gorgeous than what you would imagine your wedding gown to be but they are outrageously beyond our budget. But on the other hand, are handmade wedding dresses even worth what you spend on them? Well, read on and find out:

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1.Custom Made Is Affordable

Custom Made Is Affordable

Having a wedding gown custom-made might not be one of the things on your list but is it is definitely not as expensive as it sounds. You will be glad to know that artisans and seamstresses in your city that run those cute and artsy shops round the corner from that overly priced boutique have the same quality and materials to offer at a fraction of a price. This is possible because their markup doesn’t include any margin to be paid to the retailer because there is none in the first place.

All their fabrics, embellishments, laces and materials are of the finest quality with no label of a high end store attached to them and thus the final price is very much in your budget. All you are paying is the cost of those materials and the seamstress’s hard work, time and expertise. All of it comes to an amount that is surprisingly well under your budget and often times much less than what you might have saved aside for the wedding dress.

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Having a wedding gown custom-made might not be one of the things on your list but is it is definitely not as expensive as it sounds. You will be glad to know that artisans and seamstresses in your city that run those cute and artsy shops round the corner from that overly priced boutique have the same quality and materials to offer at a fraction of a price. This is possible because their markup doesn’t include any margin to be paid to the retailer because there is none in the first place.

All their fabrics, embellishments, laces and materials are of the finest quality with no label of a high end store attached to them and thus the final price is very much in your budget. All you are paying is the cost of those materials and the seamstress’s hard work, time and expertise. All of it comes to an amount that is surprisingly well under your budget and often times much less than what you might have saved aside for the wedding dress.

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2.Online Availability

Nowadays many artisans and wedding dress makers list their designs and the materials used on leading online handmade marketplaces. Everything is transparent and the quality, the stitch, and the materials used to make a custom creation for your big day is also listed and explained in detail. What you have to do is simply hover over the size and style of your liking and then add it to your cart. The dress can be altered later according to your measurements and voila!

3.Go Vintage

Go Vintage- handmade wedding dressNot only do you have the ideal opportunity to get a handmade wedding gown to perfectly fit your body but also a chance to redefine wedding fashion. Yes, there are many choices in handmade wedding dress styles and cuts that let you pick out the most perfect vintage look for your special day. You can pick out any era of your choice from the 1920s to the 1960s and even go for a non-white color as well which is quickly gaining popularity among many brides.

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Yes, there is no rule set in stone that says you have to wear white on your wedding day. Many brides who want less traditional wedding attire go for pale shades of green, lavender, pink and peach as well. Do consider your hair color and skin tone when you pick a colored wedding dress. You will be delighted to find out what big a difference a handmade vintage dress makes in your appearance:

High quality construction as each and every piece is sewn and embroidered by hand
A plethora of styles and cuts to choose from so that you look as unique as you are
Perfect fit is what can be guaranteed in case of handmade wedding dresses vintage or otherwise
Price is very affordable as compared to readymade wedding gowns that you find in boutiques.

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