Choosing a wedding dress is a VERY BIG THING. I never realised how big until I started planning my own wedding.

I was disappointed with every dress I saw in the shops. Did not try a single one on. And let’s not even mention the exorbitant price tags! Sjoe! People are crazy.

In the end, I opted to go the custom made route. It’s not a cheap exercise, but it is costing me less than some of the dresses I saw in the shops and online and at least I know I that I should be getting exactly what I want. I also hope to sell it after my big day.

If you are also considering a custom made dress but have no idea what style to go for, take a look through our gallery for a bit of inspiration.

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This beauty of a dress is for the fashion-forward (and super slender) bride. It’s a simple dress but it makes one helluva statement.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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