The adventure of finding your dream wedding gown is an exhilarating and enchanting process! In the rush and stress of planning your big day, the wedding dress process offers a chance to slow down, be present in the moment, and connect to who you are. When finding the perfect dress, you not only are looking for the aesthetics that compliment your taste but also that special feeling of both comfort and beauty. The perfect dress is one that compliments you, your body, your aesthetics, your personality, and ultimately, makes you feel empowered and beautiful as you are on your wedding day. 

Here are some of our ideas for finding that special dress:


Design your own wedding gown

Let your imagination run wild and envisage the dress of your dreams. Bring it to a local dressmaker and watch the art of creation unfold. There is nothing quite like bringing your own design and vision to life! A truly unique and unforgettable creative process to add to this memorable moment in your life.


Buy a gown and add embellishments

 When you fall in love with a gown but you have the feeling that something is missing, embellish it! Adding some one-of-a-kind details that radiate with your style and personality is a wonderful way to make your gown one to remember. The more YOU it feels, the more confident you will feel on your wedding day.

custom wedding gown sleeves


Find a vintage gown 

One of our favorite options! Use your mother’s, sister’s, or friend’s vintage wedding gown. A great way to be environmentally conscious on your wedding day and to already have some hidden meaning attached to your dress. With the right alterations and some new details sprinkled throughout, this gown will feel and look like it was made for you. 


Find it at a sample sale! 

People often forget to check out sample sales at bridal boutiques. Often shops have dresses they use for their brides to try on and then at the end of the season they will have fabulous sales on these wedding gowns. Aside from a couple of brides trying them on for a few minutes, they are practically brand new. A bargain price for a brand new dress. And don’t be disheartened if you fall in love with one of these dresses but it is not in your size. Alteration Specialists work magic! They can and will transform wedding dresses to look like it was custom-made for you.



Happy wedding dress adventuring brides! We hope you find the dress of your dreams and feel your beauty radiating from the inside out!


Jennifer Oberg Atelier is a Maui wedding dress designer who specializes in custom wedding gowns