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Minimising Customisation on Bridal Outfits

Why Less is More?

Welcome back to the blog!

It's been a while since we last posted, but we're finally getting into a rhythm of a) bringing you new products online and b) making the website and online buying process super easy and convenient for you.

Summer in the UK has been interesting to say the least, with exception of a few days of heatwave! However, wedding season was in full swing. And there are a few titbits of knowledge we'd like to share with all you upcoming brides getting hitched in 2024!

In this blog post, we want to talk about the process of buying your dream wedding outfit, some industry insider information which you may not know about and the importance of why keeping the process simple for yourself will help you as you get closer to the big day. At the end of the day, planning a wedding is both tiresome (with the number of vendors you'll be dealing with) and financially a juggling act to keep things balanced.

We will be exploring the process of finding and selecting your dream wedding outfit, and offer recommendations as to why sometimes, less is more when it comes to customising your dress.

  • Unrealistic Expectations:

Buying your wedding outfit should be an experience in itself - the process of selecting a store or designer, taking your close ones with you to try on a few pieces and getting a feel for what it is you want.

Have a vision by all means, but set your expectations realistically based on where you're buying from. When a bride has a clear vision of her dream bridal ensemble, it's natural for her to want every intricate detail to be incorporated into the design. However, transforming an idea into reality isn't always a seamless process. Sometimes, the intricacies and complexities of a design may not be easily executed or may require significant modifications to ensure the structural integrity of the outfit. Unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment and frustration if the final product doesn't align perfectly with the bride's vision.

bees tip

keep customisation to a minimum - there's a reason why designer brands such as Sabyasachi do not allow designs to be modified - you'll get exactly what you see...
  • Communication and Interpretation:

The process of translating a bride's design to the end designer is heavily reliant on effective communication. Misunderstandings or gaps in conveying the desired design can occur, resulting in discrepancies between the envisioned outfit and the final product. Even with the best intentions, it can be challenging for designers to capture every detail precisely as the bride imagines. This gap in interpretation can lead to dissatisfaction and a mismatch between expectations and reality.

  • Time Constraints:

Customising a bridal outfit involves additional time for designing, sampling, and alterations. While some brides may have ample time for this process, others may find themselves in time-constrained situations due to various factors such as tight wedding schedules or unexpected delays. Lengthy customisations can add stress and anxiety, potentially compromising the overall wedding planning experience.


Allow 3-4 months for your outfit to arrive and 4-8 weeks for your jewellery arrive. Plan ahead if you plan to purchase jewellery AFTER receiving your outfit.
  • Financial Considerations:

Customising a bridal outfit often comes with an additional cost. The more intricate the design, the more time, effort, and resources it will require, resulting in higher expenses. Brides should carefully consider their budget and allocate funds accordingly, taking into account not just the design process but also any modifications that may be needed later.

BEES TIP: You should budget 20-40% of the value of your outfit to your bridal jewellery. Speak to our coordinators to find out more.

  • Limited Reusability:

Customised outfits that feature highly specific designs may have limited reusability beyond the wedding day. These unique designs may not suit other occasions or be easily modified for future use. Brides should evaluate whether the investment in a highly customised outfit aligns with their long-term plans.


We're seeing some of the best designs are the ones that are very simplistic. This allows you to be comfortable on the day, but also the luxury for your Bees jewellery to have its own space to sit and fit.

In conclusion, while the allure of a fully customized bridal outfit is understandable, it's crucial for brides to consider the potential challenges they may face. Unrealistic expectations, communication gaps, time constraints, financial considerations, and limited reusability are all important factors to keep in mind. Minimising customisation on bridal outfits can help reduce the chances of disappointment and ensure a smoother wedding planning experience. Remember, less can often be more when it comes to finding the perfect bridal ensemble.