You're planning your dream wedding - congrats!


Yet, soon after you start hunting for that perfect Cinderella gown, you'll realize how handy a money-growing tree would be. Especially since, according to MoneySmart, the average spend on wedding attire is more than $4,000! 


Luckily, we're here to give you the ultimate guide on how to get a custom made wedding dress on a budget.



Before you hunt for the dress

There are many things to think about when you choose your wedding gown. From the kind of reception you want to what your priorities are with flowers and music, you need to carefully think about what the most important things are for your big day.

Do you imagine yourself under the bright blue sky on a tropical island? Or are you after a more regal style ceremony at a historic mansion's garden? Being clear about your vision and how this fits into your budget is essential for your dress choice.


Being on a budget doesn't mean you can't have the perfect dress.Being on a budget doesn't mean you can't have the perfect dress.

How to customize on a budget 

Do you want a dress that shows off your curves or maybe channel your inner princess with a full skirt? Once you know what your wedding vibe is supposed to be, there are multiple ways to get a luxurious-looking custom gown - even when money is scarce! 

  • Accessorize well

If you're after a bit of a glamorous look for your wedding day - and want to look a million bucks without spending it - choose a dress with some sparkling embellishments! Either go with a simple style dress and accent belt, or go full-out with extravagant details. 

One of the best things about accessories is that customizing your gown according to what you want doesn't have to cost the world - it's just a matter of staying true to your vision. Beading on the bodice, a stunning belt or maybe even a hair accessory, the options are endless. 

  • Pick the right dressmaker

No matter how much money you throw at your wedding attire, if your dressmaker isn't up to the task, you'll be disappointed when the gown doesn't fit how you imagined. That is why you should choose people who are passionate and professional about making your vision come true with a stunning, quality custom wedding dress. 

  • Color is key

One of the most important things when it comes to looking fabulous on your big day - that doesn't have to do with money at all - is picking a dress that suits your skin tone. It's not as easy as saying you're tan or pale, but the undertones within which determine what's most flattering. 

If you've got a golden undertone, for example, you'll look stunning in a wedding gown with a soft white, champagne, or other warmer tone to it. The bride with a colder skin tone, on the other hand, can rock a more solid white or blush colors

Every bride deserves to spend her big day in the wedding dress of her dreams, no matter the budget. Have a browse through our range to find your perfect fit - and then customize it even more!