FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I PROVIDE THE DESIGN?
I will collaborate with you on a design, rather that copying an existing gown. This means working with your taste and style to create a gown that is unique to you.
For your first consultation you will need to bring some ideas and images of details that you might like to work into the over all design.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A WEDDING GOWN?
Of course this is entirely dependent upon the design.
To achieve a custom fit, perfect the detailing of the design and hand finish a gown the process start to finish can take anywhere between 30 - 60 hours of handwork.
To make sure that we have the time for sourcing fabrics, scheduling fittings and making the gown we allow a minimum of 3 months from design to pick up. However, enquiries are welcome for gowns needed in a shorter period of time.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A GOWN?
The pricing of my gowns ranges from $2900 - $5500 + GST.
Again this depends upon the complexity and detailing of the design. The more handwork, complex drape or heavy structuring that needs to be done then the more time is required to finish the piece.
Pricing is always quoted for Labour + Fabric, as the cost per metre of bridal fabrics can vary wildly. This is especially true for beaded and embellished fabrics and laces.
DO I SUPPLY MY OWN FABRIC?
You can supply your own fabric if you wish, however we will need to sight the fabric before we begin to make sure that it is suitable for the design, and also to ensure that it meets our quality standards.
In most cases we will source the fabric that is best suited to the design.
WHEN DO I NEED TO HAVE MY UNDERGARMENTS READY?
As your undergarments will directly influence the structure of your gown, they will need to be purchased in time for your first fitting.
We will discuss appropriate undergarments in more detail during the first consultation. In some cases we will build support into the gown, and in others it is preferable to work with separate undergarments, this will depend entirely upon the design.
SHOULD I HAVE MY ACCESSORIES READY BEFORE CONSULTATION?
If you have a beloved piece of jewellery, a veil or heirloom piece you would like to wear on the day, please bring it with you to the first consultation as this may influence the design and detailing of your gown.
You can include these details in your initial enquiry email.
CAN I HAVE A CUSTOM VEIL MADE?
Yes we also make custom veils, even if you have a gown made by another designer.
To ensure a seamless look, we will match the tulle (and binding or lace if applicable) to your existing gown.
Prices start from $280.
WILL YOU MAKE ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING GOWN?
Unfortunately we do not do alterations to existing gowns, as there are many other businesses that offer this service.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our service, should yours not be listed click HERE to make an enquiry.