FAQs

Where are you located?

We are located in Nashville,TN in the Studio Wed Suite, 338 46th Ave N. (appointment only). All dresses are made right here in town. We work with brides locally and internationally. Using technology we are able consult/meet with brides via Skype, FaceTime, email, and phone. 

What services do you offer?

-Bridal gowns and ensembles

-Reception gowns

-Bridesmaid’s gowns for large parties

-Special occasion gowns (including prom and pageant gowns)

Add-on services available:

-Custom veil

-Day of styling (Meaning I'll be onsite the day of your wedding, getting you dressed)

-Wedding shower dresses

How much are consultations?

Virtual and in person consultations are $100, that price is applied to the final cost of the dress if you choose to proceed. 

Do you only make custom couture gowns?

Currently, yes.

Do you make plus size dresses?

Absolutely! As a plus size woman, it was imperative that I created dresses for all! 

How far in advance should I start working with you?

I suggest that brides schedule their consultations  9-14 months in advance. Creating a dress is timely process, from the creative process of designing your gown to sourcing fabrics, it takes time. At a minimum, we must have 16 weeks to complete a wedding gown. 

How much will this cost?

Pricing for dresses varies, it depends on the complexity of your dream dress , fabrics, and package chosen.  We will discuss the price point during the 1 hour consultation.

Package Options

Basic Custom Package

-Custom design

-Made to measure garment

-High quality fabric, non silk and limited silk fabrics

-Alterations not included 

-Custom design

Custom Couture Package 

-Custom design

-Made to measure garment

-Unlimited alterations/fittings of your gown

-Highest quality fabrics (custom fabrics, full silks, etc.)


 

How do we begin?

We start with the consultation (click here to book online), which requires you to fill out the pre-consultation questionnaire, click here. After confirming your design, a quote is sent to you along with a contract which valid  for 7 days. After signing your contract, you have an additional 7 days to pay your 50% (non refundable) deposit, and the fun begins! 

How does the process work?

Basic Custom Package

Step 1: Design Consultation 

You will be sent a questionnaire to fill out and I would like to see a "vision board'" or file. Compile images of your likes and dislikes along with your comments about the details of your dream dress. Feel free to use Pinterest for this as they have secret boards you can create. Your photos can also include your venue and décor, that also helps us get an idea of the overall feel you’re going for and can be incorporated into your dress.  Send me your vision board and questionnaire and we will set up a meeting or call for the consultation. Prior to meeting I also encourage my brides to try on dresses in different silhouettes to help the bride feel more comfortable in committing to a certain design.

During your consultation a sketch will be created. Additional sketches can be made after the initial consultation for an additional fee. After the consultation a full assessment of your agreed upon design will be done and the price will be determined. 

 

Step 2: Beyond The Design & Fabric Selection 

Once you know this is the right path for you, we will sign a contract before anything begins. After the contract is signed and the down payment is received, we will discuss fabric and make the selections best for your dress, For local clients, I can show swatches and/or photos of fabrics (as some fabrics are sourced from overseas) and colors for you to see in person.You will make the fabric and color selection, and we’ll confirm all the details we agreed upon in writing so we’re both  on the same page.  

In addition, your measurements will be taken and production will begin. This dress will be made to your exact measurements, so granted there is no fluctuation in weight only minimal alterations may be needed. If alterations are needed you can have them done with your local seamstress (clients responsibility), or we can do them for an additional fee. 

Step 3: Pick Up

Final payment will be needed prior to pick up. 

Non Local Clients

-Basic Custom Package generally works best

-Measurements MUST be taken by your local seamstress or tailor, extensive measurement chart will be provided

-Productions start after measurements are received

-Fabric selection will be discussed virtually

-Final payment must be made prior to shipping

-Shipping cost not included in dress price. 

Custom Couture Package

Step 1: Design Consultation

You will be sent a questionnaire to fill out and I would like to see a "vision board'" or file. Compile images of your likes and dislikes along with your comments about the details of your dream dress. Feel free to use Pinterest for this as they have secret boards you can create. Your photos can also include your venue and décor, that also helps us get an idea of the overall feel you’re going for and can be incorporated into your dress.  Send me your vision board and questionnaire and we will set up a meeting or call for the consultation. Prior to meeting I also encourage my brides to try on dresses in different silhouettes to help the bride feel more comfortable in committing to a certain design.

During your consultation a sketch will be created. Additional sketches can be made after the initial consultation for an additional fee. (Upon committing via contract and deposit, this fee will go towards the final cost of your dress in this package!) After the consultation a full assessment of your agreed upon design will be done and the price will be determined. 

Step 2: Beyond The Design & Fabric Selection 

Once you know this is the right path for you, we will sign a contract before anything begins. After the contract is signed and the down payment is received, we will discuss fabric and make the selections best for your dress, For local clients, I can show swatches and/or photos of fabrics (as some fabrics are sourced from overseas) and colors for you to see in person. Custom lace and beaded designs are an option as well. You will make the fabric and color selection, and we’ll confirm all the details we agreed upon in writing so we’re both  on the same page.   

In addition, your measurements will be taken. This dress will be made to your exact measurements plus you'll have fittings, so no alterations will be needed. 

Step 3: Creating Your Dress

A cotton muslin/toile prototype of your dress will be created. At which point we will conduct our first fitting. This is when minor changes can be made (i.e. lower neckline or back, lengthen the train etc.). The changes will be sent via email and confirmed by both parties. That way we can make sure we are always on the same page.

From there, multiple fittings will take place, at which point the bride gets to the see the evolution of her dress. (It's AMAZING to see!) Typically local brides have a total of 4 fittings (give or take), that way we ensure your dress fits perfectly. I am flexible and willing to work with my non- local brides to do what’s best for the situation.

Final payment will be needed prior to final fitting. After final fitting, your dress will be ready to take home!

How long will this process take?

This varies on the complexity of your dress, but on average it can take 4-6 months from the initial start date (deposit received). This timeframe can be longer depending on the if for instance there is a lot of hand beading work or if fabrics are being flown in from overseas. Once dress is complete we will both sign off on the dress pick up date, final payment must be made before pick up.

If you are not local to Nashville, we will sign off on the estimated delivery date of your dress.  After final payment is received, you will receive tracking number and estimated delivery date. Someone MUST be home to sign for the package.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept debit card, bank transfers, or check. Credit cards accepted with 3% processing fee.