Questions to Ask Before Ordering a Custom Prom Dress


In decades past, like the 1950s and 1960s, girls who were planning to attend prom generally asked their mothers, grandmothers, or aunts to help them make one-of-a-kind dresses that nobody else at the dance would be wearing. Not so in this day and age. In modern society, girls tend to shop for prom dresses at three or four department stores, all of which carry very similar, if not identical, styles.

If you’re going to prom this year and you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd, purchasing a custom prom dress might be the perfect option for you. There are many different websites that sell custom made dresses, so you’ll simply have to do some research to figure out which one is the best choice for you. As you read the rest of this guide, you’ll see a list of questions you need to make sure you ask before you select a company to buy your prom dress from.

How Long Has the Site Been in Business?

First, you need to consider how long any given custom prom dress website has been operational. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with most new sites, it’s a good idea to place your order with a reputable company that has existed for at least a few years. This way, you’ll have plenty of customer reviews to read and you can rest assured that you will actually receive your custom dress before the date of your dance.

What Kinds of Dresses Do They Specialize In?

Certain companies that produce handmade dresses specialize in particular styles. If you’re looking for something very specific, you might have to hunt around a bit until you find a company that makes exactly what you want. As 1950s style pin-up dresses have become more and more popular, for instance, some custom prom dress businesses have begun specializing in attire that falls into this category.

How Much Am I Willing to Spend?

While there are some sites that make cheap prom dresses, most handmade dresses cost more than store-bought ones. This does not mean, however, that you can’t find great deals! Look for sales, for example, or contact the owner of the online shop to ask about discounts if you get a group of friends together to order multiple custom prom dresses. You might also want to ask your parents if they are willing to chip-in at all for you to have the custom prom dress of your dreams. You might be surprised by their answer! Visit website for more info and to get started.

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