The Process: Custom Made Wedding Dress

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How Does It Work?

At Envious Bridal & Formal, we firmly believe that every bride deserves the most extraordinary dress for the most significant day of her life. We take immense pride in providing our customers with unrivaled creative freedom, allowing her to curate an exceptionally distinctive wedding gown that reflects her individual style. Whether you envision a minimalist gown or an intricately adorned masterpiece, our talented team will bring your dream dress to life, ensuring every aspect of your personality radiates brilliantly through your dress.

Getting a custom-made wedding dress is an exciting and deeply personal journey. At Envious Bridal & Formal, we understand the significance of this process and have designed a streamlined system to ensure an experience that is both seamless and delightful for you. Our custom made process is straightforward and designed to be stress-free and take you on an exciting custom made wedding dress adventure!

1. Price Quote

The first step is to complete and submit all the required fields in the “REQUEST A QUOTE” form on our website, providing us with some important information that helps us understand your ideas for your perfect dress.

We will send you a price quotation which will be based to match your specified criteria and if this meets your requirements, we will proceed to the next step of the process by arranging a design consultation appointment.

2. Design Consultation Appointment

The design consultation appointment serves as an opportunity for us to delve deeper into your custom dress,to get a better understanding of your preferences. We will discuss details such as fabrics, appliques, and fine-tuning design specifics.

Furthermore, we will work together to establish a timeline for the completion of your dress, ensuring it is completed well ahead of your big day. This appointment is also a chance for us get to know you better, as we believe in creating a collaborative and enjoyable experience throughout your dressmaking journey.

If you can’t quite visualize how all your custom wedding dress design elements will come together or just want to see all your ideas in a final dress design, we offer an optional service* of design sketches which will put together all your idea concepts in a digital sketch format.

This service provides an opportunity to visualize the integration of various design elements before finalizing your dress details. It allows you to gain a clear visual understanding of how each detail will come together, ensuring that your expectations are met. Our designer will translate your ideas into a digital representation, providing you with a realistic glimpse of the breathtaking masterpiece that will be your custom wedding dress!


* Please note that our sketch service is optional, and there is an additional fee for the design sketch. We understand that every individual has unique preferences and needs, and we are committed to providing personalized solutions to ensure your satisfaction throughout your bridal journey.

3. Order Confirmation

If you are satisfied and everything harmonizes with your envisioned design, we're ready to move forward and finalize the arrangement for your custom made wedding gown.

This step entails your confirmation of the custom details and placing the order on the day of the appointment. To secure your dress's placement in our production schedule, a 50% deposit is payable and sets the wheels in motion. This ensures that your dress is prioritized and prepared according to the agreed-upon timeline. We aim to provide you with peace of mind as we progress towards creating your dream gown.

4. Dress In Production

Stage 1:

The initial stage of preparing for the production of your bespoke wedding gown begins by sourcing all the required materials, fabrics, embellishments, and any other elements needed for your dress.

Stage 2:

The next stage is preparing a mock up of your dress silhouette which serves as the foundation base of your custom wedding dress. The mock up dress will be created to show you overall dress silhouette with all the relevant details such as neckline, sleeves, train length etc.

Stage 3:

Then placements of other elements such as lace appliques, embellishments and/or bead-work is positioned on the dress. This step ensures that you like where everything is before we move on to the final sewing stage.

We'll keep you updated by sending you pictures of the dress being created at each stage via email. This way is to ensure that every detail aligns with your expectations before we proceed further.


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Each element is meticulously done by hand by our skilled dressmakers.


Finished Production:

After your unique custom wedding gown has been meticulously created, we will arrange a photo shoot to capture the very essence of your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. These photographs will showcase every intricate detail and highlight the culmination of our craftsmanship and showcasing the beauty of your vision turned into reality.


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It's all in the details and immaculate craftsmanship that makes a custom wedding dress so special.

5. Delivery & Fitting

The time you've been eagerly awaiting since the start of your journey has finally come - the dress is ready and waiting! There's an unparalleled sense of joy in wearing a custom-made wedding dress that has been meticulously crafted with you in mind, where every detail harmonizes with your personality and aspirations.

If you are an interstate or international customer, we will ship out your custom wedding gown after your approval of the finished dress photography.

We will schedule a fitting appointment for you to try on your wedding dress. Within this first fitting session, you'll have the chance to step into your custom gown and identify any necessary adjustments. It is normal and expected for wedding dresses to undergo alterations to achieve a flawless fit that aligns perfectly with your body shape and preferences.

We provide in-store alteration services or can recommend a skilled tailor who specializes in this type of work, ensuring that your dress is tailored to perfection.

Are you ready to embark on the exciting journey of the custom-made dress process?

Come on over and dive into our blog! Here, you'll get to enjoy inspiration from our wonderful past brides, as they proudly flaunt their stunning custom-made wedding dresses. It's a fantastic chance to gather ideas and fully immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of custom made wedding dresses. We can't wait to have you on board with us!