Scrolling through pictures of wedding gowns and bouncing around design ideas with your personal Anomalie stylist to create your custom wedding dress is lots of fun, but nothing beats the thrill of wearing a dress that’s uniquely yours.
Anomalie’s custom dress design process has phases to bring your custom creation to life. From your design consultation to #unboxing your dream dress, here’s what to expect once you’ve decided on a concept for your Anomalie gown:
First things first, complete your Style Profile! Just answer a few q’s and we’ll generate a one-of-a-kind sketch based on your design ideas in seconds!
Don’t sweat the details just yet! This sketch will work as our starting point and we will go over ALL of the specifics during your Design Consultation. It’s completely complimentary and we’ll be able to give you a price quote for your dress at the end of the call!
Anomalie bride Morgan, who says she didn’t know exactly what kind of dress she was looking for, but knew what she didn’t like. She had even gone as far as purchasing an initial gown, but immediately faced buyer’s remorse after seeing pictures of a dress that encapsulated everything she was looking for in her dream dress.
Morgan’s design was inspired by the “Show Me Your Mumu” co-founder’s wedding dress, along with other inspiration photos she added to her Lookbook to discuss with her stylist during the Design Consultation. Her final design sketch, below, showcased the dress’ deep neckline, fitted lace bodice, and open back.
LACE & FABRIC SELECTION
The ideal fabric for a gown will depend on its shape, style, and feel. Is your dream dress long, romantic and flowing, fitted and sexy, or structured and modern? Based on the sketch review, we’ll send you physical samples of fabric that you can touch to select the color and fabric to be used in your gown. Morgan’s boho sheath dress combined a loose, flowing soft tulle and lace skirt with an unlined illusion bodice.
At this time, Morgan was also asked to finalize her lace selection for her wedding dress. Based on the inspiration photos uploaded to your Lookbook and details discussed during the design consultation, laces will be updated on your Dashboard for your review and approval.
The final box to check before your dress is sent into production (the “Create” phase) is to have your measurements completed. We’ll upload your measurement profile, specific to the design of your dress. We recommend doing your measurements with a trusted friend or family member, but you can also get them done at your local tailor. Morgan uploaded her measurements to her dashboard as the last step before watching her dress come to life.
Pro-stylist tip: Be sure to read the instruction sheet on your measurement form TWICE. You’ll want to make sure you bring the appropriate undergarments, shoes, and provide guidance to the tailor on your measurements based on your dress design.
PRODUCTION: Off to the Workshop!
After you send in your measurements and approve your design, your dress is off to the workshop! Our team will be keeping a close eye on your gown, making sure it’s PERFECT. They will also periodically send you updates regarding what phase of production it is in.
Unboxing the final dress was a magical moment for Morgan, and she wasn’t alone: her groom, who knew how much work and care she’d dedicated to the process, was wowed by the result and told our stylists that it was exactly what he’d pictured her wearing.
Pro-stylist tip: Don’t panic if the dress doesn’t fit perfectly out of the box! A few nips and tucks by your local tailor will get your dress looking amazing. Your Stylist team will be able to help with any fit issues AND recommend tailors in your area!
Ready to explore the Anomalie custom wedding dress process for yourself? Schedule an intro call here to find out if Anomalie is the right for you.
Photos by the amazing CC Weske Photography.