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How to personalise your wedding dress…
So, you’ve found your dream dress. But how do you make it feel totally, utterly and uniquely yours? You personalise it. If you’re creative and crafty you can add embellishments or make alterations so it feels like yours, and yours...
So, you’ve found your dream dress. But how do you make it feel totally, utterly and uniquely yours? You personalise it. If you’re creative and crafty you can add embellishments or make alterations so it feels like yours, and yours alone. You don’t have to be good with a needle and thread to personalise your big day look. The way you style it will also be totally unique to you. So why not add a jacket, belt or detachable straps? What about a sumptuous overskirt? Then you’re guaranteed that no other bride will walk down the aisle with exactly the same outfit.
We’ve asked the experts - other brides - how they personalised their look and below are a selection of their unique wedding dresses to inspire you…
How to personalise with accessories…
Add some appliqué
We love Natalie Pitt’s idea of adding a belt appliqué to the bodice of our 1215 dress. The elegant A-line gown is the epitome of simple chic, with its clean silhouette and delicate lace. All it needs is a little extra sparkle. If sewing isn't your thing try adding one of our slim belts around the waist instead!
Wear it with straps
Unique wedding dresses are oh-so-easy to create. Jade Percival simply added pretty lace straps and a sparkling belt to our Brooke dress for her dream big day look. The straps can also be removed later to give you two looks in one.
Pick the perfect cover-up
A simple wedding jacket can totally transform the look of your dress. Here Sam is wearing our off-the-shoulder Kensington jacket over the Constance fishtail dress.
(Click here for more tips on choosing the perfect cover-up to match your dress).
Add extra style elements
Sally (on the left) chose to add lace Anja straps to her A-line Addison dress. This gave her a delicate and flattering shoulder coverage and also an on-trend keyhole back.
Below you can see how the same straps created a totally different look when Laura added them to her Flo ball gown.
Create two different looks
By combining a sparkling belt with our high-necked Caprice jacket, Suzanne Hedgecock created a look that was exclusive to her. As an added bonus, the jacket could be removed in the evening to reveal her figure-hugging dress and an alternative evening style.
Joanna wore Amore a simple strapless fishtail gown, with a chic hair vine and an off-the-shoulder lace jacket to complement it. It's a romantic daytime look that's hard to beat!
How to personalise with embroidery…
If you're a creative needlewoman (or know someone who is) you can go to town with adding extra embellishments, such as crystals or pearls, to really up the wow factor. Incorporating a special piece of fabric, perhaps from your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress, is another great way to make your wedding dress totally unique. Alternatively, why not sew an embroidered monogram with the date of the wedding into the hem?
You could also personalise your dress with the traditional 'something blue’, such as a blue flower, jewel or ribbon. Or perhaps sew a secret blue something on the inside, which only you and your groom know about!
Finally, adding a family heirloom, such as a piece of jewellery or charm, is a very special way to make your dress your own. It's a great way to celebrate your family and include the traditional ‘something borrowed’. If it doesn't quite go with the dress you can always attach it to your bouquet with ribbon instead.
Every single dress in our range can be styled in an infinite number of ways. The possibilities are endless! Click here to see how we’ve styled our Gracie dress in 10 different ways for 10 different prices - proving that unique wedding dresses can be created on absolutely any budget.
Or drop into one of our stores and our expert stylists can advise you on how to achieve your ideal look, combining the perfect accessories with your dream dress to create an outfit that’s exclusive to you.
Click here to find more unique wedding dresses. Try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store and receive personalised styling tips and ideas from our experts. For more inspiration and ideas head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
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