Custom Made Dresses FAQ

What is a custom made wedding dress?

A custom made wedding dress is a gown that is uniquely designed and created according to your specific preferences, measurements, and style. It offers the opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind dress tailored exclusively to you.

Can you make a wedding dress from a photo?

Certainly! We have the capability to create a customized version of your desired inspiration style. To proceed with this, we request that you provide us with high-resolution photos of the dress, both from the front and back. Additionally, clear pictures showcasing the fabric and pattern choices will greatly assist us in recreating the dress to your specifications.

This includes details such as lace appliques, trimmings and any other specific elements you wish to incorporate. With these visual references, we will be able to ensure that your unique version captures the essence of your inspiration style accurately.

How much does it cost to get a custom made wedding dress?

Envious Bridal offers custom-made wedding dresses starting at AU $2,000.

The price of a custom gown is determined by its unique design. Each custom made gown  is priced accordingly.

Several factors contribute to the cost of a custom wedding gown, including:

1. Intricacy: The level of detail and complexity in the gown's design will impact the price.
2. Time-frame: The time required to create the gown influences its cost, as more intricate designs may necessitate additional labour hours.
3. Fabrics: The choice of fabrics affects the overall cost, as different materials have varying price points (i.e silk VS satin etc).
4. Pattern-Making Process: The creation of custom patterns specific to your measurements and design adds to the overall cost.

These are just a few examples, and there may be other factors that contribute to the pricing of a custom gown. We strive to provide a clear breakdown of these elements so that you have a comprehensive understanding of what you are paying for.

To begin the process, complete our online "Request A Quote" form along with some inspirational photographs of the dress you love.

Can you help me design my wedding dress?

Our primary goal is to assist you in transforming your vision into a reality.

We can work with any pictures or ideas that inspire you, ensuring that your unique vision is brought to life.

To provide you with an understanding and visualization of how your design will look before making a commitment, we offer the option of custom digital sketches.

Our designers can merge all your specific requests into a digital sketch, allowing you to see how every element will come together. This process helps eliminate any surprises once the dress creation begins.

Please note that this additional service incurs a custom sketch fee, reflecting the time of our designers.

How long does it take to get a wedding dress custom made?

Creating custom dresses requires a considerable amount of time and meticulous attention to detail, as each piece is meticulously created from scratch.

Typically, the process takes between 4-8 months. However, for more intricate or heavily beaded designs, it may extend to 10-14 months.

It's important to consider the delivery time and allocate at least 1-3 months for any necessary alterations to your dress.

To ensure a seamless experience, we recommend placing your order 6-9 months prior to your wedding date. This time-frame allows the opportunity to address any final adjustments or details, minimizing last-minute stress. Given the impact of COVID, we encourage brides to reach out to us as early as possible.

After all your custom dress details have been confirmed we will provide you with an estimate timeline regarding the completion and arrival of your custom wedding gown.

If your wedding is less than 3 months away, rest assured, we can still assist you! However, all orders in such cases require pre-approval and are subject to design complexity. Rush fees will apply. For further information, please feel free to contact us via email.

Can I see the fabric samples for my custom wedding dress?

We do not keep an extensive range of fabric samples in stock. Instead, we source fabrics on a case-by-case basis to accommodate the specific requests and requirements of each bride. This approach allows us to provide a truly personalized experience and create a wedding gown that aligns perfectly with the bride's vision.
If you require assistance in sourcing specific fabrics for your consideration, we are are able to assist in fulfilling that request.

Please note that a fabric sourcing fee will apply, allowing us to provide you with photographic views of the fabrics. Additionally, if you would like to receive a physical sample of the fabric, a fabric sourcing fee, along with the cost of the fabric sample and shipping, will be applicable.

What is the process of getting a wedding dress made?

Read about the full custom-made process.

Do you offer custom made for brides outside of Perth, Australia?

We are delighted to extend our assistance to interstate Australian brides as well as international brides. We have experience working with brides remotely, utilizing various communication channels such as emails, phone calls, and online platforms.

Regardless of your location, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service and ensuring a seamless collaboration throughout the process.

Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, making your custom dress experience convenient and enjoyable, no matter the distance.

Can I make changes to the custom dress after the design is confirmed?

Modifications to your dress are subject to the stage of production and may incur fees depending on the extent of the changes required.

While we strive to accommodate our customers' needs without additional charges, certain modifications may necessitate fees due to the additional time and effort involved in reworking the structure of your dress. These fees are applied to cover the cost of processing and the extra hours required for the adjustments.

Changes that involve reworking beading, embellishments, or altering their placement, for instance, will incur additional charges. These modifications require additional labor and time to ensure the desired outcome, which extends beyond the original scope of work.

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality and ensuring that any modifications align with your vision. Our team will discuss any necessary fees with you transparently, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the costs associated with the requested changes.

Can I see the progress of my custom wedding dress while it is being made?

To ensure that every detail of your dress is perfect, we will provide you with photos during the dress making process. These mid-production photos will be sent to you via email for your approval. They will showcase the progress of your dress, including a mock-up featuring lace appliques (if applicable) and the confirmed design's placements and positions.

We understand your excitement about seeing your beautiful dress come to life. Therefore, once the construction is complete, we will promptly send you pictures of the final look via email. This allows you to have a preview of your finished gown and ensures that you are satisfied with the outcome before proceeding further.

We strive to keep you involved and informed throughout the process, making your experience with us as exciting and enjoyable as possible.

Are alterations included in the price of a custom-made wedding dress?

Alterations are not included in the price of your custom or made-to-order wedding gown.

Each bride's body is unique, and the extent of alterations necessary to achieve the perfect fit  with your preferred dress style may vary. As such, there will be separate charges for each specific adjustment required during the alteration process. We will work closely with you to determine the scope of alterations needed to achieve that.

Do you offer payment plans for custom made gowns?

To secure your custom made gown, a 50% deposit is required.

The remaining balance is due on the first fitting date.

However, we understand that each bride has unique financial circumstances. Therefore, if you need alternative payment options, we are open to discussing a payment plan that can help you pay off the remaining balance of your custom wedding gown.

Our team will be happy to consider a payment schedule that accommodates your request and ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience throughout the process.

What is your cancellation policy?

Once your dream wedding dress is custom-made, it is important to note that refunds or exchanges are not possible due to a change of mind or circumstances. We create each gown according to your specific requirements and design choices, making it a unique and personalized creation.

As a result, we strongly advise you to be absolutely certain of your chosen design before placing an order and signing the agreement.

What size range do you offer?

Our standard size range for custom-made gowns includes AUS 6-18 (AUS XS-3XL). However, we also offer the option of custom sizing to ensure a more personalized fit.

It is important to note that custom-made wedding gowns do not automatically imply made-to-measure. Your custom gown will be made in your required standard size.

We will take your measurements and compare them to the closest standard size that suits you best. This approach is aimed at reducing the need for extensive alterations, although minor adjustments may still be required to achieve the ideal fit.

While choosing a custom-sized gown can help minimize the need for extensive alterations, it's important to keep in mind that minor adjustments may still be required, although the likelihood is reduced.

Do you have off the rack wedding gowns?

Yes, we do. You can browse our exclusive bridal collection on our website.


Do you offer design changes to your wedding gown collection?

In many instances, we are able to accommodate a few minor design modifications to tailor the dress to your specific requests.

You can discuss your desired changes with your bridal consultant, who will guide you on the feasibility of implementing them.

Please be aware that not all design requests can be fulfilled due to constraints in the original design or fabric construction. Customizing a design may result in additional charges, as it requires extra time and effort to make the requested modifications. Rest assured, we will work closely with you to explore the possibilities and create a gown that reflects your unique vision.

Where do you ship to?

We offer worldwide shipping for your convenience.

Our preferred shipping method is through express courier services, partnering with reputable carriers like FedEx, DHL, TNT, and Australia Post Courier. This ensures reliable and timely delivery of your custom-made gown to your desired location.

We prioritize the safe and secure transportation of your dress, so you can have peace of mind knowing it will reach you promptly and in excellent condition, no matter where you are in the world.

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