Renegade Bride Blog / custom bridal design

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

With the Renegade Dye Lab now open (to bridal gowns beyond our own collection of nontra...
Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

There's a way to achieve any color combination you have in mind for your gown.  The issue is WHEN to approach the color, and as you might expect, results will be in your favor if you use some intentionality from the beginning.
Pizza Tracker Goals.

Pizza Tracker Goals.

Our theme for 2018 has been improving upon all our systems.  The addition of a Sales and Production Manager (a right hand woman) has been amazing, and we've streamlined so much in our project management.  That's good news for you, but we've got exciting reveals to share with you.  These are new elements that will be a part of your client journey after you place your order!  Let's take a look!
Short Bride Problems: Why it's not a matter of just hemming

Short Bride Problems: Why it's not a matter of just hemming

Unlike many brides, the idea of custom design may have already occurred to you - out of necessity!  If you were thinking you'd just need your gown hemmed, let me count with you the reasons why that's not your best course.
Five reasons why "Encore Brides" have it GOOD

Five reasons why "Encore Brides" have it GOOD

1.  Encore Brides understand priorities.So many of the most common budget planning mist...
The mindset we share with Katherine Hepburn

The mindset we share with Katherine Hepburn

When I watched this video, I found a new hero.  History has long been filled with restrictive apparel as the norm for women.  Luckily, there are infinite options for the modern bride - from corset to slinky slipdress.  Regardless of which style echoes your personality, embrace that there's no rule that says we have to take anything too seriously, nor hold anything too precious.  Prance in those gowns, ladies.  Rock those pantsuits.
Debunking Myths:  I can't wear strapless!

Debunking Myths: I can't wear strapless!

The gals blessed up top think they don't stand a chance.The less endowed think they nee...

Bride Beware: Breaking Alfred Angelo news

Brides over Houston are scrambling today. I've spoken with a few who have managed to co...
Why mass market retailing means most bridal stores are basic AF

Why mass market retailing means most bridal stores are basic AF

I'm not mad at bridal stores*. You see, it's not their fault.  It's the system.  The go...
Tailor vs Designer:  Defining "Custom Gown" by context

Tailor vs Designer: Defining "Custom Gown" by context

First:  Your Design Itself Tailors are not designers.  They are not interested in a ful...
How to order a wedding gown from China (that isn't a trainwreck)

How to order a wedding gown from China (that isn't a trainwreck)

So I'm a gown designer-manufacturer. I'll share that disclaimer right up front, but thi...
Private Label Bridal Design (for awesome stores!)

Private Label Bridal Design (for awesome stores!)

With success expanding our manufacturing, we are now working with bridal and eveningwea...