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Copy it Service

Re-Create your favourite bridal design with a twist. Bring us your ideas and we will bring them to life!!

Copy-it Service

Our qualified team have many years of experience and knowledge which can guide you to bringing that stunning designer gown to life, for a fraction of the cost!

Saying ‘Yes to the dress’ is an extremely fun and special moment for every bride but sometimes saying yes to that designer price-tag isn’t as exciting. D’Italia’s Copy-It-Service allows brides to re-create that stunning couture bridal gown that they’ve always dreamed of having. Whether you’re struggling to find your perfect dream wedding dress in store or you’re trying to stick to a certain budget, our team are here to guide you in bringing all your ideas to life.

Our Copy-It-Service allows brides to bring us all their ideas and inspirations, from gowns they’ve seen in store, to images they’ve admired online. You’ll have the opportunity to work one on one with a bridal designer to discuss all your goals and bridal gown must-haves. Our incredibly talented team of designers and dressmakers have years of experience and knowledge from various fashion academies from all over the World. We understand how to interpret and analyse gowns from a simple picture or magazine print, in order to source the most beautiful and perfect fabrics to re-create your dream dress and bring your vision to life. Our Copy-It-Service isn’t just limited to the bride’s dresses. That is right, our wonderful team can re-create anything, from well-tailored bridesmaid’s dresses to mother of the bride or groom dresses.

 

BENEFITS OF OUR COPY-IT-SERVICE

  • Perfect fit- You have UNLIMITED fittings throughout the whole process which will allow you to try your gown/piece on as many times as you like. This ensures that all of our brides and clients will walk away with the perfect fit. We will continue to modify and tweak the sizing right up until your wedding day or the day of your event.
  • You get full creative control- We may be the designers and dressmakers, but you’re the real creator of your own gown/piece. We are simply there to guide you and provide advice along the way. So, have fun creating your dream piece from the initial sketch with your designer, to tweaking the style and gown throughout production. The custom-made process allows everyone to personalise and customise their piece to create a truly wonderful, unique and special gown.
  • Access to exclusive, high-quality and customised Fabrics/Laces- d’Italia stocks a wide variety of exclusive fabrics, beautiful French laces, luxurious Italian silks and so much more. Our services allow brides access to some of the most exquisite and highest quality fabrics/laces on the market. Along with this, all of our lovely brides and clients are allowed to customise their fabric colours, lace detailing’s and beaded materials to create a one of a kind (and never before seen) masterpiece, for their own custom piece.
  • You get a World class couture gown for a fraction of the cost d’Italia is made up of a small and extremely passionate team of designers and dressmakers that just want to work with brides to bring their dream bridal gown to life. For this reason, we DON’T charge any designer fees or mark-up our fabrics exponentially. We also provide a completely FREE design consultation and advice service throughout the whole duration of your custom-made journey. This allows us to bring your ideas to life at the fraction of the cost of a designer/pre-made bespoke gown.
  • Hand-made right here in Melbourne- Our high-end couture wedding dresses are all hand-made right here in our Melbourne-based studios, by the most experienced and reputable wedding dressmakers to ensure your wedding dress Is made to the highest quality. Our team have years of experience and knowledge in garment construction, pattern-making, design, styling and fabrication to ensure your piece is brought to life to the highest of standards, unlike off-shore mass produced gowns.
  • Unlimited Fittings with Alterations Included- The custom-made process is done in step by step stages, with multiple fittings to ensure your custom-made gown fits you perfectly and looks exactly how you dreamed it to be. The alteration process is done throughout each fitting by our designer wedding dress makers and is included in the set price so you will not have to worry about paying any additional amounts.

d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.

Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.

Pricing

Unlike most Designers, d’Italia doesn’t charge a designer or “label” fee. We believe every bride deserves to have their dream wedding dress and as professional Bridal designers and dressmakers it is our absolute honour to be able to make this possible for you. Your initial design consultation is also completely free of charge! That’s right… we will work with you one on one to design your perfect dream gown and select the most beautiful fabrics to bring this vision to life and you don’t need to worry about any fees or additional charges.

Our beautiful custom couture bridal gown service starts at ONLY $2000!

  • A gown without lace, beading or embellishments – $2000-$3000 (average)
  • A gown with lace, or beading or embellishments- $3500+ (average)

Your beautiful bespoke gown will vary in price depending on several factors such as:

  • The fabric you select
  • The lace or embellishment you select, along with how much you would like on your dress
  • If you require in-built corsetry for support
  • How long you want your train
  • How much fullness you desire in the skirt of your gown
  • If you require a petticoat underneath your dress

How does it Work

There are no designer fees with d’Italia. Meet with a designer to sketch out your dream gown and select your very own luxurious fabrics to bring your ideas to life. You’ll get a genuine custom couture dress, made from scratch, to fit your perfectly- for a fraction of the costs.
Want to try on your dream gown in store? d’Italia Collective offers a beautiful range of pre-made bridal gowns made from some of the Worlds’ finest fabrics and laces and designed right here in Melbourne. Click to discover our latest in-store collection.
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Book

Obligation free consultation with our expert designers to help design your perfect dress
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Design

We work with your budget to select the perfect fabrics and laces for your dream dress
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Create

Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a unique custom-made dress

FAQ

Yes, it is definitely possible to be able to re-create that exact bridal gown that you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, not only is it possible to re-create a World class couture gown, but we believe your gown will be much better than an off-the-rack bespoke piece. Whether you’ve sketched it up yourself or have images and inspiration ideas to share, our talented team of designers can bring them to life. Our in-store designers have a great eye for detail and can refer to any image and confidently recommend the appropriate and most suitable materials and laces to be able to re-create your vision and goal. Along with this, our professional Melbourne dressmakers have many years of experience in garment construction, designing, pattern-making, fabrication, drapery and so much more. They have the exceptional skills to be able to analyse and interpret ANY image or magazine print, in order to bring it to life from a 2d image to a 3d masterpiece JUST FOR YOU!

It can understandably be a daunting and nerve-wracking process, however be rest assured that we work with brides every day. We understand and respect the work of other designers and dressmakers, so legally each piece we create needs to have a 10% variance from the original. This is often achieved through minor changes such as the train length, the fabric you select, the beading or lace selected, the colour you desire, the neckline feature or how low you want the back etc. It’s important to keep in mind that no two gowns are ever the same. This is what makes your custom bespoke piece truly one of a kind. No one else in the World will ever have your gown and because of our dedication to achieving the perfect fit, no one except you will be able to wear your custom piece.

Our wedding dress designers, bridesmaid dressmakers and Melbourne wedding dressmakers can create virtually anything and everything. From simplistic and contemporary, to exquisite and extravagant, our team can do it all.

Here’s what we can re-create:

  • Simple and complex wedding gowns
  • Bridal jumpsuit, overskirts, veils, tops and skirts
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Mother of the bride/groom outfit
  • Formal gowns
  • Cocktail and Race-wear
  • Communion and flower girl dresses

If you can’t bring your garment to your appointment, that’s not a problem at all. Ensure you take some great pictures of the front and back, either on a hanger or of you wearing the piece. If your garment has a lace, beading or some intricate detailing, it is always best to take some close-up pictures so our designers can do their best to match the correct fabrics. In terms of colour, to get the best and most accurate representation of your garment, take a photo of your piece in the natural light. This may mean near a well-lit window or outside. Our designers have an incredibly great eye for detail and can analyse your images in order to bring your pre-loved piece to life.

  1. Select the perfect fabrics to re-create your garment-

At d’Italia, we stock a wonderful range of exclusive designer materials, prints, textured fabrics, standard everyday fabrics, laces, trims, beadings and so much more. If you can’t find what you’re after, you will have FULL ACCESS to our Source-It-Service, which means that our team can source and hunt down the perfect fabrics JUST FOR YOU!

  1. Let’s get it made-

You will be referred to one of D’Italia’s expert Couturiers (dressmaker) and will head over to the studio to work one on one right up until the completion of your piece. We have a great team of dressmakers that specialise in various areas of construction, so you will be referred to the correct dressmaker that is perfect to re-create your specific garment. Before we begin, we do a mock-up trial run. This allows all of our clients to try on their custom piece from a cheaper (yet similar) fabric. This is called a toile. During this stage, you are given the opportunity to tweak and modify your piece accordingly.