MADE TO MEASURE BRIDAL GOWN

For lamaisondecouture Couture is a passion ;

Every year our designers get inspired by the world most prominent bridal designers such as Vera Wang, Delphine Manivet, Zac Pozen, Valentino, Rosa Clara, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, Roland Mouret, Pablo Freda, Jenny Packham, Victoria Beckham…) and help design your own very personal project.

Timetable

A couture wedding gown can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to make. Exclusive imported fabrics can take time to order and delicate hand-work such as beading and embroidery is time-consuming. In general, you should start looking around as soon as you can, and allow at least 3 to 6 months wherever possible.

BUDGET

Despite popular belief, it is not necessarily more expensive to have a wedding gown made to measure. Compared to exclusive designer labels a couture gown is indeed great value when you consider the quality of work-manship, originality of design and the fact that you are getting exactly what you want!
Depending on fabrics selected and amount of work involved, most couture gowns will cost anywhere between 1,500 euros and 4,000 euros and it is pos-sible to get a simple yet stylish gown for under 2,000 euros. If you are con-scious of keeping the price down, we will try to reduce the amount of hand-work such as beading or embroidery, and keep the style simple. Using man-made fibers such as viscose, acetate or even polyester rather than silk can also reduce the price.

STYLE

Before you design your gown, it is highly recommended that you take some time to try on different skirt and bodice shapes to see which ones suit your figure and emphasize your best assets. The most flattering shapes will disguise your weaker points and highlight your strongest, and it is wise to keep an open mind and consider all options. It is also good to identify the styles that suit you the least, so you are aware of what you don’t like and can eliminate them from your list of possibilities.
Our book of Occasional and Wedding wear Collections will help to describe what you are after.

Fabrics

Whilst designing your gown, your couturier will explain to you which fabrics are best suited to that particular style, and will show you their range. The most popular fabrics in bridal couture are pure silk duchess satin, silk crepes, failles, chiffons and draped silk satins. Laces and beaded chiffons are also widely used. We use the best quality bridal fabrics (French, Italian, Swiss).

CONTRACT

Once you have chosen your individual design and selected the appropriate fabrics and trims, we will give you a final price. We will require a deposit of 60% before commencing work. Final payment will need to be made in full before the dress is collected.

Fittings

Achieving the perfect fit is of utmost importance, and to achieve this we might need to fit your gown 3, 4, 5 or 6 times during the construction process. We will firstly make up a calico “toile”, which a sample gown made of calico used to trial the pattern before the bridal fabric is cut. The toile fitting is your big chance to check all details such as necklines, hemlines, sleeve lengths, and the general proportion and shape of the gown. Your final fitting should be as close to the wedding date as possible, just in case you gain or lose weight or change shape – your couture gown should fit you perfectly!

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