So what dress did I decide on in the end? I was torn between two designer dresses: a Berta dress and Inbal Dror dress, both of which were beyond my budget. But I loved certain aspects of both, so I ended up going custom and designing the dress of my dreams from scratch—at a price I was much more comfortable with. This process, however, is not for the indecisive. A custom dress takes time, patience, a clear vision, a lot of decision making, and countless fittings until you procure your dream gown. If you have any uncertainty, I’d advise skipping this option. In the end, I had a wonderful dress, but if I had avoided some of these critical mistakes, it may have made the process a lot less stressful!