Custom Gowns

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FAQ's

What is the price of your custom gowns? 

Our dresses range from R15 000-R35000 and sometimes beyond, the quotation will very much depend on the style you choose and the fabrics required. 

Will you be able to work within my budget?

We do try to accommodate brides however we will be honest when we feel that your budget will extensively compromise the quality and look of your design. 

How many people should I bring with me? 

We recommend you keep your groups small and focused, this is a very special and emotional time and it is best to have no more than 4 people to keep the appointment on track and focused on what you want. 

Do you charge for consultations?

Our consultations are R250 which includes: 

  • 90 minutes with Elli-Nicole 
  • Trying on sample gowns 
  • Champagne for you and your guests.
  • Looking at our fabric swatches and lace options
  • A design sketched just for you 

Do you hire out wedding gowns? 

Unfortunately not we are in the business of creating bespoke one of kind gowns. 

Can you rework my wedding dress after the wedding so I can wear it again? 

Yes! We can most certainly give your gown a new look and feel this is however this is at additional cost. 

Can you style my whole wedding look? 

This is one of our favourite parts! for shoes and dresses we have you covered and the beauty is you can customise both!

 

A custom gown can be the right choice for you for a number of reasons: 

 Creativity:  Many brides to be can't find what they are looking for in traditional bridal shops,in this case having a dress made is the right choice for you. 

Fit:  Many brides can struggle with sizing, the advantage of having your designer on hand for one on one fittings ensures that you feel comfortable and confident on your special day. 

Values: Every consumer has values attached to their buying, if local in is your heart and you love the idea of having a unique gown made for you, as well as supporting local talent and industry then this option is for you. 

Timing:  With imported gowns a decision has to be made up to 9 months before your wedding, ideas can evolve and change, an advantage of having your dress locally made is that you can decide on what you want much closer to the time when your vision for your wedding is more concrete.

The Process

Having your dress custom made is a very special process. It starts with the consultation. 

Our consultations are 90 minutes long where you as the bride will meet with Elli-Nicole herself to discuss your requirements in detail. 

We have samples available in studio to fit, we have a wide variety of silhouettes, lace types and details so that a bride can visualize herself in many different looks. It is essential that even if you have tried on dresses before that we fit samples in the consultation. 

During your appointment we will also look at fabric swatches and I will sketch you a preliminary design of your wedding gown. 

Once your dream dress has started its journey we will see you for a minimum for 3 fittings sometimes more, not only to perfect your fit but also because we like seeing you. 

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