Design House: Amsale
Description: Amsale Aberra was born in Ethiopia, but makes her garments in the US. Amsale's mission is to create elegant and understated dresses for women like her. Amsale began custom-making wedding gowns in her New York City loft that fused pure, archetypal silhouettes with couture craftsmanship and sumptuous textiles.
Sources: international fabrics, crafted in NYC
Sometimes outside help can be very helpful (women almost always have a vision of what style they want for their wedding dress, but it may not be one that fits them best so a nudge from a salesperson on this change is probably very helpful). But sometimes what happens is that you try on dresses well above your price range.
This is where writing a list is so helpful. When shopping handing, or communicating, your wishlist to a wedding gown specialist, you can ensure that (most) of the dresses you try on meet your criteria.
For such an important and dress, in addition to thinking in advance about style, price and fit, how about also adding a criterion for sustainability? A wedding dress is one of the very most important purchases of your life. Think about aligning that purchase with your values.
There are just a few things that you may not have considered to put on your wedding wish list, but can be quite important to think about:
-Is it okay if animal products were used in your dress?
-Do you want to make sure your dress materials are safe for the environment?
A question that we like to address is for, Where is My Dress Made? If supporting your local community is on your bucket list to find your perfect wedding dress, the brands in our wedding dress resource list can be a good place to start for assurance that yes, this is indeed possible.
Wedding dresses are actually a category where American Made wedding dresses are actually a lot more common than you might think.