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Everything You Need To Know About Custom Wedding Gowns

"I love tradition as much as I love breaking the mold." - Kelsey Domino, Fashion Designer, Owner of DiDomenico

Ava Laurenne has officially partnered with custom wedding gown designer, Di Domenico! Di Domenico is known for impeccable and luxurious bridal fashion designs that have been featured on Tamron Hall, The Knot, Fox Washington DC, and many other media outlets!

Why Choose a Custom Wedding Gown?

  1. There are no limits to what you can create! From matching mesh to ones skin to implementing color, beading, and patterns there is literally no limit to what the designer can do to make your wedding gown uniquely you.
  2. The "dress" experience never ends! The timeline, number of fittings, and constant communication with the designer extends one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding, THE DRESS PART! Brides dream about their dress shopping day. With a custom gown the fun never stops because with each appointment you are seeing your dress continually transform and come to life before your very eyes!
  3. Highest quality fabrics, materials, and details: Di Domenico sources only the finest fabrics from around the globe, same for crystals, beading, lace, dyes, and all other elements needed to bring YOUR DREAM DRESS TO LIFE!
  4. Extra level of expertise: Di Domenico is craftsmanship at the highest level with unparalleled attention-to-detail. Brides are able to create three dresses into one because of the skilled and expert hands of the team.

  1. Initial Consultation: The process begins with an initial consultation between the bride and the designer. During this meeting, the bride discusses her vision for the gown, her love story, her vision for the wedding, silhouette & fabric preferences and any other specific details she wants to incorporate.
  2. Sketch Finalization: Based on the initial consultation the designer creates sketches or digital renderings of the proposed gown. Di Domenico asks brides, "are you saying yes to the sketch!?", making sure her vision is fully represented in the sketch before the dressmaking begins.
  3. Fabric Selection: Once the design is finalized, the bride and the designer choose the fabrics for the gown. Considerations include the type of fabric, color, texture, and any embellishments such as lace, beading, or embroidery!
  4. Regular Fittings & Check Ins: Precise measurements are taken to ensure a perfect fit. Multiple fittings may be scheduled throughout the process to make adjustments as needed. It's essential to start the process well in advance to accommodate any changes and alterations. Additionally, fitting sessions allow the bride to try on the gown at different stages of its construction. This ensures that the dress fits well and gives the bride an opportunity to provide feedback on any adjustments needed.
  5. Final Touches: Once the main construction is complete, the dressmaker adds final touches such as finishing details, closures (zippers, buttons, etc.), and any additional embellishments. This stage focuses on refining the overall look and ensuring the gown meets the bride's expectations.

Custom wedding gowns allow brides to have a one-of-a-kind dress that is tailored to their specific taste and style preferences. This uniqueness can be especially important for brides who want to stand out and have a dress that reflects their personality! The process of creating a custom wedding gown can be a deeply personal and emotional experience. Brides get to form a real connection with the designer and be an active participant in the creation of their dream wedding dress from start to finish.

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