The Design Process

Okay, so you’re thinking of having your very own unique wedding dress designed from scratch. How might that work?…

First and foremost, you’ll need to book an appointment. We have made it a breeze for you to book a consult with us. Simply go to our “CONTACT” tab and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We will be notified of your appointment request and get it touch to confirm it for you.

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As a rule, we try to allocate at least 1.5 hours to our design consults. So keep that in mind when you make your booking.

Once you arrive you will be given the opportunity to try on some of our off the rack dresses. The aim of this will be to give you an insight how certain dress shapes might either work for you, or against you. Remember that our job is to make you look your absolute best. We can only do that by being brutally honest with you.

Once you have finished trying on some styles, our inhouse designer will show you an assortment of fabrics to choose from . She will then start the process of taking your measurements. This is done with meticulous attention to detail. She will also sketch out a design for you that will be based on the shape, the bodice, the back and the embellishments of the gown. These details will include things such as the bead and lace work.

The entire process up until that moment would have been at no cost to you. So even if you chose to walk away, then you would not be charged a cent... Not many design studios are willing to run the risk of spending precious time with a prospective client only to never see them again. But we have a high degree of confidence in our service offering. Because we know that what we do here at Bridal Alchemy is rooted in so much more than just the sale of a gown.

Shortly after your consult is concluded - usually a day or so afterwards - you will receive a formal quote that will stipulate the gown costs to you. This will be broken up into a deposit value as well as the incremental payments that we would expect over time. There will be no hidden costs such as additional alterations etc. In fact, as part of your quote, you will have access to at least three additional fitting consults. Those fittings are for the purposes of performing fine alterations to perfect your gown.

We pride ourselves on the overall quality of our service offering. So why don’t you make a booking and come and talk to us about your big day? We are ready to be of service :)