Ideally, your wedding should be one of the happiest and most exciting days of your life. However, there’s no denying that throwing the perfect event entails a lot of planning and hard work; new brides can often be overwhelmed by the number of details that have to be considered to make a great day.
Among many other things, decisions need to be made regarding the setting, the catering, the guest list, the band, the invitations, the theme and, of course, the attire of the wedding party. Fortunately, brides don’t have to tackle these responsibilities by themselves. Professionals are always on hand to take care of the various different aspects of the day, including dress designers. If you’ve chosen to commission bespoke wedding gowns, half your headache will be relieved. While dealing with a designer can seem quite daunting, it really isn’t. A talented designer will work closely with brides in order to create and produce the perfect outfit for your special day.
Choosing the right designer is one of the most crucial decisions to make in the entire process. The right creative person can not only provide you with the perfect bespoke wedding gowns, but also help make sure that the process is as painless and stress-free as possible. Listed below we present a few questions to ask when interviewing prospective designers. Asking these questions, in addition to asking questions regarding cost, timeline, and other subjects of concern, can give you a clearer idea as to whether your partnership would be a good fit.
How long have you been in business?
Because wedding-related products and services are highly specialised, their providers usually rely on references and recommendations to find new business. Businesses that have been thriving for a number of years, for example, are testament to good service and an excellent product. They will no doubt have solid relationships with their suppliers, as well as with other related businesses. They may even be able to refer you to other reputable providers, such as caterers or florists.
Can you explain your process?
Every artist has their own process, and designers of bespoke wedding gowns are no different. By asking them to explain their process, you can get a better idea of how well you can work together towards your common goal – including how much control you have over your co-creation, as well as to the level of involvement you are expected to have.
Do you have any horror stories?
Success stories are all very well and good and can give you a good idea of how capable your prospective designer is, but only by asking for their less-than-stellar experiences can you get an idea of how they will react if things don’t go as smoothly as both of you hope. Weddings are always stressful affairs and your designer should help lessen your stress, not add to it.