Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to have a dress custom made?
Each dress is a completely unique, customized design, so the cost varies
according to the individual preferences and needs of the bride.
Once we have a consultation I will be able to give a pricing estimate based on
the specifics of your personal design. Prices are determined depending on
various factors, including the type and amount of fabric required, complexity
of design and construction, and the time and labor spent.
If the dress we initially design is outside of your budget, then I will happily
provide suggestions for alternative options that will decrease the cost while
still remaining as true to your vision as possible.
How long does it take to have a dress custom made?
Since your dress will be an entirely bespoke design, it will be a longer
process than choosing one of the pre-designed, mass-produced dresses found
at a typical bridal store. I recommend getting a consultation as early in
advance as possible, at least 4-6 months ahead of your wedding date. There
must be adequate time to collaborate with you on the design, acquire the
necessary materials, construct the dress by hand, and have fittings to ensure
that every detail has been perfected. Out of state customers will require more
time in order to account for the shipping process.
I do accept orders on short notice, however there is a 30% rush fee on orders
placed with a deadline of under 3 months.
Can I bring in a picture of a dress for you to copy?
In order to maintain both legality and my own creative integrity, I cannot copy the design of another dress. Reference pictures are welcomed as a source of inspiration though! Photos can be used to help establish your stylistic preferences and inspire ideas for aspects of your dress, but the final product will always be a one of a kind design that is unique to each bride.