Personalizing The Bridal Gown

Customizing the wedding dress is a brilliant idea. And there are many ways to do it as well. You can add belts & sashes, straps, brooches, statement jewelry, or go for a wedding gown made out of embroidered lace fabrics to make it quite special, reflect your own preferences and showcase to the world who you truly are.

There can be no dress that is more important than a wedding gown for a girl. If you are like me, then you would probably plan the dress for a long time. Or you may get inspired by a dress you saw someone wearing, perhaps a celebrity. There are many styles of wedding gowns. But it would be so much better if your bridal gown reflects your personality and style. A little bit of customization can transform the look completely.

Here are some ideas to help you customize your wedding dress.

Embrace Embellishments

crystal wedding dress

Pearls, crystals or other stunning embellishments to the bodice of your dress can make it look absolutely gorgeous. You can beautify even a less expensive gown in this way. Many famous designers often add these embellishments, even on gowns that cost more than $10,000. You will have an haute couture look with some simple high-end trims, and fabric glues within any budget.

Belts & Sashes

wedding gown with belt

Create a distinct personality to your bridal day look by adding belts. There are many options for you to choose from as well. You can go for an elaborate piece with pearls and beads, a thin black strip for contrast, or colored fabric. Just remember that sashes will draw attention to your midsection, so you have to experiment with different embellishments and widths.


wedding gown with brooch

Just add a glamorous brooch and you can make that simple gown look gorgeous instantly. This is going to make the back of your bridal gown look sparkling, and yet subtle, just the look you may want to achieve.


wedding gown with jeweled strap

Add a jeweled strap to the strapless gown you are planning to wear, and your look is going to get transformed completely, as if by magic. You will show off a more glamorous side of you, which is perfect for such a big occasion. The straps are removable, so you can add one for the reception for switching up.


lace embroidery wedding dress

Intricate embroidery work on your gown is another brilliant idea. All-over floral patterns on lace look stunning. The sheer fabric is embellished with decorative elements like beads, feathers, sequins, and ribbons. The embroidery will look good on your floor-length white gown and also on colored wedding dresses.

Add a Vintage Touch

vintage wedding dress

A vintage wedding dress is always special. Include heirloom fabric into your gown from different generations in the family, such as your grandmother or mother. This way, you will honor the women in your family and make them feel special too. The vintage elements will add a special touch to your dress.

Hairpieces & Veil

bridal hairpiece

You don’t have to wear a veil, though many brides choose from a modern blusher or cage veil or a traditional piece. Pick from a headband, tiara, fresh flowers, a fascinator or hairpins if you don’t want a veil.