Your Custom Experience
We begin with an initial consultation with the designer - a chance for you to share your thoughts, inspiration photos, and collaborate with us to design your dream dress. Bring fabric swatches, shoes or anything else you have already decided on for the day of. What elements have inspired you to embark on the custom journey? Your input on design, fabrics and other details, guides us to the final dress. Victoria then translates your vision into a sketch designed only for you.
At your fitting appointments we will be fitting a muslin or “toile” version of your gown to your body. You may have a few appointments in the muslin to get it fitted just right before the gown is assembled in your chosen fabric. This phase lets you see the silhouette and how the design works on your body, and we will make all final decisions regarding fabric, details and ornamentation. Throughout your 4-7 fittings, you’ll see more and more of your gown and vision coming to life!
While it may take only three or four months to make your custom gown, available appointments vary seasonally. We recommend securing your place as early as possible.
"How much will my custom gown cost?"
This is a great question as you are not only investing in your finished dress, but also in personalized professional design, pattern making and dressmaking. Your dress has never been made before, and your price quote will be as unique as your dress is.
Your handmade, customized gown will take over 100 hours of skilled labor and a minimum of $500 of materials to produce, from concept to wedding day. Most often, the all-inclusive total for a custom dress comes to somewhere between $2,300 and $5,500 depending on fabrics and final design.