The wedding dress than normally wear two sizes larger? Don’t freak out if the store orders a size 12 or 14 dress when you normally wear a 10—bridal designers size their designer wedding dresses differently than your everyday clothes. To figure out what size you’ll need, the store consultant will take your measurements and compare them to the designer’s size chart to determine the best possible fit. When the wedding gown comes in, alterations will make it fit like a glove. For an extra charge, some designers will make Unique wedding dress to measure,” which means the fabric will be cut to match your exact bust, waist and hip measurements. This might be cost-effective if you’re between sizes. Of course, some designers will custom-design and custom-make your dress, starting with a muslin prototype. This involves a larger investment of time and money, but the personalized final product may be worth it.