Bespoke Bridal Gown | Wedding Dress Designer 2019-05-20T12:10:51+00:00

Why Choose a Bespoke Bridal Gown?

A bespoke bridal gown is exclusively designed for the wearer right down to the smallest detail and cannot be matched nor compared at any level.  It begins with trying on a range of styles and shapes to gain understanding and inspiration before we begin the wedding dress  design process.  The design and style can be entirely your own ideas or a combination of styles which we then adapt and tweak until it is the perfect fit for your body type, personality.

You can choose to remake any of the samples in our boutique collection in a different fabric, trim, lace etc., and even change the silouhette, add longer sleeves etc – this list is endless;  The final end product will be a one-off design that will fit you perfectly even if you lose or gain weight during the process –  we remeasure you closer to the date of your event and offer you flexibly about the design should you change your mind.

Off the Peg v Bespoke 

Brides often choose the bespoke option for several reasons.

  • Because they cannot find the dress they want
  • Location is often closer to work or home
  • Because of the time saving advantage
  • Not having to spend more than the dress price on alteration costs.
  • Not having to visit multiple shops to find the one.
  • The opportunity to work with a wedding dress designer
  • Knowing where and how your dress is made.

The thrill and experience of seeing how a wedding dress is made and knowing its journey from sketch to completion triggers a immediate bond, sense of responsibility and trust in the quality and workmanship.  Added to this is the ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to be the artist and learn about  embellishments, techniques, appliqué detailing and the designer – all of the important contributing elements of the final product.

Why a Bespoke Bridal Gown Cost More Than Off-The-Peg?

The cost of a Bespoke Bridal Gown depends on many personal factors such as taste and budget; but also, the costs of materials will vary for the same dress dependent on personal choice.  Design details and the specialist skills involved in the process are also other factors.  The cost of the dress also includes the detailed fittings and alterations at every stage so there will be no further costs to add once the price is agreed – even if slight changes are made.  We also don’t believe in charging  extra  for alterations because we specialize in bespoke products.


We have a few different options to finding your special and unique bespoke wedding day look.  The Atelier Collection offers a range of separates so that you can build your own wedding dress with prices ranging from £825.00 upwards.  Every piece is the collection is fully custom made with a choice of fabric and personally made-to-measure just for you.

Our bespoke wedding dress service starts at £2500.00

We cannot provide quotes over the phone other than to use the starting price as a guide, until we know all of the work involved. We hold consultations by appointment only in our Cookham Atelier in Berkshire.

Bespoke Bridal gown fittings process

How Many Wedding Dress Fittings Will You Need To Attend?

This depends on the design of your dress.  Whilst the making process can be anything from 3 – 9 months or even more (depending on the time of year), allow a minimum of 1 fitting before and 1 final fitting after alterations.  This number is entirely based on the style and complex nature of the design and materials and your seamstress or wedding dress designer will advise you at the start.  The fittings will be at intervals so you will be notified of the dates well in advance to help you plan ahead.

How Long Does it take to get fitted?

On Average dress fittings last from 20 minutes to 50 mins.  Obviously the first two fittings are the most important as there is quite a lot of detail to cover.  To help you get the best from it, take along a well fitting bra and a pair of shoes similar in height to what you expect to wear on the wedding day.

What does Atelier mean?

Atelier is a french word (hat-el-e-a) for the studio or workshop that is occupied by an artist or haute couture fashion designer; also known as the place where the magic happens.

Oui Madam Bridal Atelier is based in Cookham close to the River Thames and within 5 minute drive of Cliveden National Trust estate for brides on a weekend escape.  Journey time is 25 minutes from West London, 40 mins from Richmond, Wimbledon and Kingston, and 10 minutes for  Buckinghamshire , Berkshire and Oxford brides.  Parking is free for two hours – So bring your imagination and we’ll take care of the rest.

Who to bring with you to your dress fitting?

Always a good idea to invite Mum to the first and last fitting as she will be your right-hand-woman  on the day.   At your final fitting, you must have your wedding shoes with you so that the hem of your dress can be turned up and pressed into position.  Your mum will also be guided on taking care of little details such as  lacing, buttoning the back or bustling the back train on your wedding day.

For more information about commissioning  a Bespoke Bridal Gown, please complete the Consultation Request Form and we will be in touch!

If you need a quick response – Call the studio direct on +44 (0) 7932 673 430, or by email  cuttingroom@ouimadam.com

Bespoke Bridal Gown design and fitting process