You probably already have a vision in your mind of your dream dress if you are thinking about working with a dress designer to create a one-of-a-kind gown for your big day. From the neckline down to the hem, you may have already thought about each and every detail of this cherished garment. However, if you like the idea of a custom dress but you aren’t sure where to start, the talented team at Christopher Paunil would be honored to help.

We specialize in creating custom wedding dresses in Toronto, and we would love to speak with you about your design preferences and vision to craft a gown that is as unique as it is beautiful. Contact us today to learn more about our atelier experience, and in the meantime, check out a few dress elements below to help you brainstorm prior to your initial consultation.

Three Considerations for Custom Wedding Dresses

Silhouette

You may be familiar with a few of the more popular wedding dress silhouettes, but not all dress cuts complement all body types. For example, a sheath-style gown may be better suited for individuals with a slim, well-toned body composition. Taller women and those who have a bottom-heavy figure may look best in a ball gown wedding dress. When choosing the silhouette of your custom wedding dress, it is important to choose one that both complements your body type and allows you to be comfortable from the moment you walk down the aisle to the end of your reception.

Fabric

When considering what type of fabric your dress should be made from, it can be helpful to think about how much sheen you want and what will keep you cool and comfortable on your big day. Silk, polyester, charmeuse, and other fabrics with a glossy, satin sheen are always popular choices, but they may not offer enough air flow. On the other hand, thinner, more sheer fabrics like chiffon, organza, and tulle will definitely keep you cool, but they are delicate and prone to snags. Lace is always a classic choice, but it, too, is susceptible to snagging. Choosing the materials for your gown can be difficult, but you can count on our experienced designers to help you.

Embellishments

They say the devil is in the details, and never has this been more true than when designing a gown. Stunning custom wedding dresses will have a form-flattering silhouette and be made from the highest quality materials, but they will also feature incredible embellishments that you just can’t get from chain stores. Details such as perfectly placed fabric rosettes, pearls, beads, gemstones, and paillettes add incredible beauty to any gown. Likewise, delicate embroidery and lace along the edge of a veil and gown create a timeless elegance that many brides love, and our team can help you determine which embellishments will best complement your dress.

Custom Wedding Dresses in Toronto

Once you have determined what type of silhouette, fabric, and embellishments you’d like your dress to be designed with, you can rest assured that Christopher Paunil will translate your preferences into a stunning gown that fits you like a glove. If you’re not sure about which type of dress cut, material, and accents will best suit your body shape, we are happy to speak with you about your preferences during your initial consultation. Brides all over North America love our custom wedding dresses, and we are confident that you will, too. Get started designing the gown of your dreams today!