“I love working with the bride who chooses a Bespoke Couture Wedding Dress for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The service that I offer is personalised and tailored according to your needs. From sketching your ideas right through to designing & making your bespoke couture dress.
It is a journey of true collaboration from start to finish. Of our combined visions, our shared dreams and that magical sense of achieving the dream together.”
BESPOKE WEDDING DRESS PRICES GUIDE
Firstly, it is important to understand that Bespoke wedding dress prices can appear fluid due to the variable needs of the bespoke client. Just as every bride has different tastes and ideas for her wedding dress, these small details will affect the final price of the dress. At Oui Madam Bridal Atelier, our pricing structure includes every aspect of the process involved so there are no unforseen expenses at the end of the journey.
The price that you are quoted includes not only the cost of designing and making the dress, but also the cost of design development, the materials that needed to make the dress, the fittings and all of the alterations required, and even the cost of providing mocks up prior to making the final dress.
Unless you are choosing a style from the ready made collection, then a mock up dress is an essential part of the process. A mock-up dress is known as a toile and can sometimes be made two or three times before I begin to make the final dress. It is a detailed process which takes many hours to perfect and includes the cost of fittings – each of which can take from 20 – 40 mins each time.
FINDING A BESPOKE WEDDING DRESSMAKER
Before commissioning a bespoke wedding dress, it is important for you to know a little about your wedding dressmaker or wedding dress designer as the process involves spending quite a bit of time together over several months. To do this, we provide two different levels of consultation so that clients can get an idea and ‘feel’ for the service before we progress to the next level. We also recommend that you are diligent and learn us much as possible about the person who will be responsible for helping you to make your dream wedding dress. The skills of a wedding dressmaker or designer will vary according to their experience, qualifications time spent learning their craft. We highly recommend that you visit them in person and see examples of their work so that you can be satisfied that you have made the right decision.
BOOKING A WEDDING DRESS CONSULATION ONLINE
The first consultation with us is free. It is held online and lasts around 20 mins. During this meeting, we have the opportunity to meet each other and develop a clear outline of the style and suggestions for materials. Bear in mind that bespoke wedding dress prices are affected by multiple factors and that each factor is a matter of choice, taste and budget of the bride involved. If, after our brief discussion, you wish to move to the next stage, we can then reserve a slot for you to visit the studio to continue the designing stage and explore possible fabric choices.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIALS FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS
You will be invited to visit the bridal studio to see a range of bridal fabrics for your next appointment. The studio is where the magic happens and you will be inspired! You will have the chance to explore examples from the wedding dresses collection, bridal seperates and designs that are in the making to demonstrate the quality and craftsmanship within my work. You may also try on any of the dresses in the Bridal Collection and discuss with me the multiple options that are available to you, choosing from a wide range of exquisite fabrics including silks and laces from the very best suppliers around the globe. This service will enable you to get a glimpse of how your custom designed dream wedding dress will look.
During your visit to the studio, if you wish to move to the next stage, we can finalize your sketch during this appointment and begin formulating the cost of your unique design so that you have an idea of the bespoke wedding dress prices and any other costs involved in your final design. This appointment lasts around 60 -90 mins and will provide you with a fully rounded idea of your bespoke wedding dress design, the full cost of the work involved and, a comprehensive outline of the bespoke wedding dress process.
UNDERSTANDING THE COST OF A BESPOKE WEDDING DRESS
The quotation for your wedding dress is inclusive of the materials and all the stages of the design process right through to the finished dress. There are no additional costs for alterations as the dressmaking process and timeline will be agreed with you at the beginning. Once you have accepted the quotation for designing your custom-made wedding dress, we will begin to record your detailed body measurements and, provide you with a sketch of the agreed design and any fabrics swatches (if we have any available in stock). You will then need to pay a deposit equal to 50% of the overall costs to secure your booking with us.
Whilst Bespoke Wedding Dress Prices can seem a little high at the beginning, it is a price that allows the bride to have exactly what she wants and is bound by the agreement. So that unless there have been significant changes, there is no increase when the dress is completed.
Made-to-measure prices – This pricing structure is for the ready-made bridal gowns in the studio which start from £1650.00 inclusive of materials. Any of these designs can be customised to suit your tastes and will be made in your exact size with any changes that you require. Please note that the cost of making changes to the design is added to the cost of the dress that you have chosen.
Bespoke Wedding Dress Prices starts at £3650 excluding materials. We do charge less for simpler designs requiring less work. But please note that the price will fluctuate upwards depending on the final fabric choice. Average wedding dress cost tend to be from £4350
FINDING YOUR UNIQUE STYLE
Designed for busy brides who need a little extra help with styling and sourcing. I can help with producing color palettes, sourcing accessories and generally putting your whole look together so that all the items that you need are in one place. The price of this service is dependent on how much help you need and how much time is involved. Average cost for this service is from £275 – £650 plus the cost of any items purchased on your behalf
HOW TO BOOK A DESIGN YOUR OWN DRESS APPOINTMENT
We offer brides-to-be a design your own wedding dress service costing £75.00
If you already know exactly what you are looking for and just need to find the right wedding dress designer/maker who can help you to make it happen – then please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. Please note that the bespoke wedding dress service is not designed to copy the work of other designers as this is unethical practice and is not something that we encourage. However, we are committed to helping you design your own wedding dress and will only use any content that you supply as inspiration for your dream wedding dress.
When you are sure that you wish to go ahead, please book this appointment slot on the calendar. The appointment last around 60 mins to allow time for you to feel comfortable and confident with the process. Once you have contacted us, you will receive a confirmation email along with an invoice for the service. This fee is refundable against the cost of ordering your bespoke wedding dress.
KEY POINTS THAT WILL AFFECT THE PRICE OF YOUR DRESS
The cost of the materials are personal and individual to every bride and it is this cost that can add considerably to the making price.
Whilst I do allow for some minor changes during the making of your dress as I want you to be happy, significant changes to the overall design once we have started work will also increase the final costs of both the materials and the labour. However, please do not be overly concerned about this as you will be kept informed at every stage of the process
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Cynthia is a genius and incredibly good fun to work with, which was a huge bonus for me. I’m not easy to please and had some very specific ideas which I couldn’t necessarily communicate that well. Cynthia was patient, knew the questions to ask, invested a huge amount of time and created the bridal gown of my dreams. I would recommend her to every bride! What a gem to find…. She has worked with all the top design houses and it shows. One hugely talented lady.
Jules | Taplow