At our very first meeting we will be discussing what you want in a gown, so bring your inspiration! Inspiration may come from a photo of a wedding gown, but it may be the drape of a sleeve, the openness of a neckline or a detail like embroidery or color. Before our meeting you should look through magazines, catalogues or websites like Pinterest to find inspiration photos. But inspiration may even come from your closet! If you have a dress that you love, makes you look and feel great, please bring it. Even if it is not quite right, finding out what makes you feel great helps us find your personal unique style.
If you have a vintage gown that you would like to alter or remake, bring it so that Fermata Designs can assess if the fabric is strong enough to be reworked. We will also ask you to try on the gown, so that we can see what alterations may be needed for a proper fit. If you would like to use the vintage gown as inspiration, we would still love to see it in person. Elements of a vintage gown may be used in a fully custom gown, so it is nice to see what buttons and trims are available.