Article Credit : Sana Qardi
Nothing has crossed my mind so frequently in the last few days than the idea of having my own Boutique; a boutique for women’s wedding dresses. Nop, you’ve got me wrong, its not that I am a designer, neither it is that I have fashion taste buds in my brains. Then what is it that is driving me crazy to enter in an entirely different field from my own. Yes! I am one of those charmed by today’s Fashion Frenzy. However, this magical field has been able to drive my interest because of the profit that I see in this business of selling “highly expensive disposable” clothes. Nop, you’ve got me wrong again. Its not that I’m completely profit driven and literally zero at designing, I have done my homework. My increasing interest in this business has led me carry out my own research that I am more than happy to discuss with you, so that if not I, one of my readers might be able to open up their own fashion outlets or design their own wedding dresses.
See, the designing today is very simple you just need to know the correct mix of elements. But the elements to be used for clothes are different if you’re designing a Bridal dress than the ones to be used for the wedding guests. These also depend on the type of event you are designing for. For instance, a typical Mayun dress is a yellow kurti and pajama which you cannot wear in an event like Valima or Rukhsati.
Now that you have learn to keep the difference, its time you start buying magazines and watching TV shows like “Bridal Couture Week” covering latest bridal and other wedding dresses. Always remember that these magazines and shows can give you ideas but these are not to be copied as it is since there are factors such as lighting, photography/ cinematography and others that can change the appearance of the dresses as they look to you. The core ideas that you can get from these are the color combinations and the types of dresses that are in.
After you have decided on to the elements above, the third step is the market survey. Ever heard of the words “Window Shopping”? A market survey is exactly the same. This will let you know the type of embroidery and fabric you should go for. It also tells you if other materials such as tussels, beads, laces and bunches are trendy and can be useful. There are a wide range of materials made of threads, mirrors, plastic, etc available in the market these days and by using these materials you can develop unique designs that can look inspiring at the same time. Your visit to the market will further give you an idea of the prices at which dresses are being sold based on their fabric and designing.
The fourth step is the search of two affordable and reliable tailors, a tailor who can stitch and a tailor who can do the embroidery. Affordable I said because expensive rates charged by tailors can hurt you especially when you have more than just a few dresses to be made, and by reliable I meant “you don’t want to lose your customers” or “you don’t want anything to go wrong on your special day”. But keep it in mind that if you have a good number of dresses, you should hire more than just two tailors to make sure all your dresses are ready in time and without any error that can cost you money and tears.
So what’s next! Now that I have shared my trade secrets, start looking around for customers. Yes friends! to know and design what is wearable at a wedding party is not that difficult and by the way do we all not go to wedding parties ourselves. However, you must remember that the job looks appealing but it is at the same time tiring and needs loads of patience. Good Luck!
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