Testimonial

What Out Client Says

Mary B.
I have been shopping around alot to buy a wedding dress, but never felt quite right. I walked into the D'Italia shop and left feeling like Im getting the dress of my dreams, I highly recommend brides to go here the staff are so helpful and knowledgable Im so excited to see my dress complete!
lucette B.
I cannot thank D'Italia enough for making my dream wedding dress! From the initial consultation to the final product I can not thank them enough! They were amazing! They even custom dyed my fabric to get the exact colour I wanted. It was my dream dress and I am so so happy!
NikkiTierney7777
I had such an amazing experience working with D’Italia and Eva Tomala to make the perfect wedding dress! From working with Shuchi to find the perfect, high quality fabric to suit the dress I had envisioned, to working with Eva whose expertise in design and craftsmanship was second to none. The gown she made was perfect in every way, it truly was a dream dress and I couldn’t have been happier!
Joanna M.
samantha B.
I had the most incredible experience with d'Italia. From the moment i walked in I felt welcomed and like I was in the right place. After months of trying on wedding dresses and speaking with dress designers I was starting to fear I would have to compromise on my dream dress. Then I came across d'Italia and I was ecstatic to hear that my dream dress was achievable and not only was it achievable they had the exact lace I was after. My Couture designer Dragana was amazing. Dragana created a dress that was better than I ever imagined. She involved me in the process and listened to my ideas and then brought it all to life. I couldn't recommend d'Italia highly enough and encourage all brides to speak with them ASAP, you won't regret it
Sarah C.
My ditalia wedding dress is the best thing I've ever worn. I literally did not want to take it off. The ladies in store were so lovely and helpful and helped me to choose the most beautiful lace. I live in the Northern Territory and they were really accommodating of the fact that I could only make infrequent trips to Melbourne for fittings. I was a little nervous about getting a dress made, but it turned out to be exactly what I wanted and even better! 😊😊😊
Rebecca M.
I cannot express enough how amazing the staff at ditalia is! From the storefront, to the exquisite fabrics and the service, my wedding dress shopping experience was everything I ever imagined. They went over and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and happy with everything during my appointment. The laces are beautiful and the prices are reasonable .My consultant made me feel like I was the only bride in the store. She was warm and very helpful.The most perfect experience!
Kathy B.
Jane W.
I was very impressed by the team at ditalia and would highly recommend them to any bride looking for a quality custom job without the haute couture price. Their team was very professional from start to finish. I loved the design, the fabric and the beading.This is definitely the best design and the best service I found for this price range.
Carmen L.
I had an excellent experience at ditalia. After checking out multiple shops and trying on over 20 dresses I came to the conclusion that I simply was not a fan of ready to wear wedding dresses. I'm glad that I made an consultation at ditalia because I was able to design the dress that I absolutely loved.My stylist Alyssa was incredible. She took her time to listen to me and get to know my style. The experience was so relaxing, personal, and focused on me -- even though the shop was busy, I felt like the only bride there.Thank you Alyssa, I would not have been able to find my perfect dress without you.
Breanna T.
Ditalia team, from the bottom of my heart thank you for creating and designing my stunning bridal gown.. You are genius, did a phenomenal job in the creation and completion of it!Overall i had an exceptional service ! The professionalism, friendliness, creativity and craftsmanship i received from my couturier while going to fittings and seeing the progress of my gown was amazing.They went above and beyond working extremely hard on my wedding gown me being so indecisive. My couturier had incredible ideas and suggestions to enhance the style of my wedding gown and to create it to vision i had in mind. I had so many compliments and i am in so love with it every time i look at my photos.I wish i could give more than 5 stars for your professional service.To all future brides if you are looking to get a genuine couture dress, hit them up and you won't be disappointed..Thank you heaps ladies!!Breanna
Hannah W.
Thank you team ditalia for creating my dream wedding gown.I felt like a princess and I still can't stop staring at the photos and still get compliments on how perfectly it fit me. After months and months of research and trying on dresses my colleague recommended ditalia as i couldn't find the perfect dress that i loved.Shuchi was so knowledgeable and helped me to fine tuned my ideas. My Couturier was so professional and friendly from start to finish and I couldn't have been happier with the dress! I felt amazing in it and it was so comfortable all day.Thank you again and I can't believe you were able to envisage what i wanted for so long...One of the best decisions i made for my wedding was to get my wedding dress custom made through ditalia. My sister is getting married and is getting her custom made dress through ditalia too and is as happy as i was..I highly recommend d'Italia's personalised and highly professional service to any bride to be for a high quality custom made designer dress..Thank you ditalia team XxHannah
Holly S.
Wide range of beautiful fabrics and helpful, knowledgeable staff.The fabric used by d’Italia is of incredibly high quality and I loved using silk and lace that I hadn’t seen anywhere else in bridal stores.The experience was much more genuine and enjoyable than encounters I'd had at typical bridal stores where the staff seemed focused on their sales rather than genuinely helping each individual bride. DItalia is for any bride-to-be who has been let down by the average quality dresses in the shops and wants to create their dream wedding dress.
Swati T.
Amazing service! Felt so comfortable and enjoyed the experience.As we walked in, we were greeted by the genuinely friendly and down to earth staff and they instantly made the whole experience fun, relaxed and the most enjoyable.I would like to say a huge thank you to Pala who was so calming, respectful, fun and so amazing at her job!
chandra P.
Wow!!! What an amazing experience I had at Ditalia. I was a bit nervous going in after reading the reviews as I didn't really know what to expect but Alyssa was so lovely and friendly but most importantly made me feel so comfortable. This was the only wedding dress shop I needed to go to. Service was amazing. Can't wait to get my dream dress.
Cathrine W.
I had an amazing experience at D'Italia. They have an amazing collection of fabrics & laces and exceptional design advice, all at the same place. Shuchi was very knowledgeable, friendly and immediately put me at ease with the whole process. The whole process was explained really well. I was taken through the beautiful silk fabrics and French lace and was given advice and guidance on what would work best for my dress. As my wedding was pretty formal and I had spent close to $8,000 towards the dress, the dressmaker knew what my expectations were from the dress and she crafted the dress better than what I had imagined. I absolutely loved my wedding dress, it fit me perfectly and I was so comfortable. From start to finish my whole experience with D'Italia was amazing. It came within my budget and it was custom made for me.The dress made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Emma R.
My friend got her wedding dress made through d'Italia and absolutely loved the process so i thought i would come in store and check it out too. They have a really big range of stunning laces to pick from which was great. More so than this, the quality was amazing. I have no knowledge in design and fabrics so the lovely ladies in store sketched up a couple options and showed me a bunch of fabrics that would be suitable for my gown. I didn't expect to fall in love with the fabrics so quickly but now i'm going to the exact same dressmaker as my friend and i'm so excited to start the process. Thank you so much ladies for helping me select my stunning fabrics! I cannot wait for my gown to be finished. Emma x
Stacey G.
Thanks team ditalia for making me feel like a princess on the most special day of my life!!Highly recommended.Other designers just charge you for the name and d'italia made my dress for half the price and superior quality! Alyssa was very patient, knowledgeable and it was a delightful experience working with her.I felt like a princess and I still can't stop staring at the photos and still getting compliments! Thank you again and it was a best experience a bride could ever have!
Samantha R.
Couldn't be happier with my wedding dress. The quality of fabrics and design was perfect.When I started dress shopping I really had no idea what I wanted and after several dress shops I still hadn't found the right dress.When I contacted ditalia, the girls were so accommodating and made the whole experience memorable & stress free.If you are looking for a dress which is unique and priced right at the same time,do give them a visit.Highly recommended! I recommended a lot of my friends and 3 of them are already getting their dress made from ditalia
Ashlee D.
D’Italia made the whole wedding dress experience completely stress free and enjoyable from the moment I walked into their Malvern store. I honestly couldn’t speak more highly of the customer service, willingness to work with my shorter time frame, knowledge of beautiful fabrics and of course the overall execution of my dress! My dressmaker was an absolute dream to work with - at each appointment she instilled more and more confidence in the final product and I always walked away feeling at ease with what we were creating. The end result turned out even better than I ever envisioned and I felt so comfortable and beautiful all day in my amazing dress! I will 100% be recommending D'Italia to all of my friends & family when they are looking to create their dream dress in the future!
Jessica F.
The whole experience was wonderful. The fabrics are beautiful and the staff were lovely. They helped me to create my perfect wedding dress and I can not thank them enough 🙂
Pulkit G.
Kumar A.
mahesh K.
Nitesh P.
Very good service.
Lynn L.
Samantha J.
Very Professional and committed people to deal with.
Swati T.
Rajnish T.
Mitesh R.
Shaarvi K.
sanjana G.
Rahul T.
Sxc H.
Isabelle K.
I had the most incredible experience at d'Italia. My wedding was last month and I cannot stop thinking about my gorgeous gown.My experience with d’Italia was extremely positive, even from the point where I had emailed and Alyssa was incredibly helpful with my initial queries. At the store in Malvern, Pala was knowledgeable, patient and professional. She guided me through the different options of fabric to design my dress and referred me to a wonderful couturier.Highly recommend to all future brides who are looking for genuine couture wedding dresses at affordable prices.
Seema T.
Extremely professional and helpful team.Very happy with the end result.Would surely recommend to any future brides❤
jenne W.
From day one Shuchi was such a remarkable and easy person to work with, she knew exactly what style of dress would suit me most, the quality of the fabric was marvelous and I cannot thank her enough for creating my dream wedding dress. I sincerely felt like a princess on my wedding day!
Liz L.
The whole experience at d’Italia was incredible, from the initial appointment choosing fabrics in the store, to the fitting appointments with the dressmaker. The team were so helpful in bringing my wedding dress to life. They put me in touch with my amazing dressmaker Mary, who I found was very well suited to me and incredibly talented! I would definitely recommend brides to d’Italia. Thank you again d’Italia!!
Francis A.
Ben S.
Maddy S.
What an amazing and personal experience. Being able to ask questions about not only my taste and thoughts and dreams, but being able to make decisions one at a time that speak to who I am as a person and what I love was so special. Pala was awesome in giving the right balance of advice and space to make my own mind up. And Mary was the most wonderful person in making both my and my mum's dress and is now a life-long friend. Thank you D'Italia, please keep blessing other brides in your service 😀
Jenny G.
From start to finish my whole experience with D'Italia was amazing.They are real experts in bridal gowns. And their gorgeous fabrics are reasonably priced.I had visited a lot of bridal stores all over Melbourne but couldn't find anything that blew me away for the right price. Then I found Ditalia online and I booked an appointment with them. My consultant Shuchi, took her time with me and explained the process of having the wedding dress made and then helped me pick not only the most perfect fabrics but the right colour tones for my complexion. It was such a beautiful experience to be able to have so much input in my wedding dress. I absolutely loved my wedding dress, it fit me perfectly and I was so comfortable.
Gabrielle L.
d'Italia were just amazing. I had my wedding gown, as well as my 5 bridesmaid dresses and my mums dress made through them, and we could not have been happier. From the moment we walked in to d'Italia the staff were so lovely and helpful. They had a great selection of material and were so great in helping me design my dream gown. The dress makers were just amazing, with nothing too hard. They made us all feel comfortable and gave great advice about our styles. I have recommended d'Italia to all my friends getting married, with two of them already taking up my recommendation and using d'Italia.
Saraid S.
I had such a wonderful experience with d'Italia! After days of dress shopping and a lot of confusion, the moment I walked in and started chatting with Shuchi, I felt reassured straight away that getting a custom made dress through d'Italia was the perfect fit for me. Shuchi assured me that the fabrics and design I was choosing were correct, and teamed me up with a fantastic dressmaker, Dragana. I got to see her so many times over the year and a bit it took to make my dress, and was so overwhelmed with how well it all turned out. Such a different experience to sending measurements away and getting a finished product or buying a dress off the rack! Dragana was an absolute expert through the whole process and I trusted her implicitly. It was such a wonderful experience and I was so honoured to wear her beautiful masterpiece on my wedding day, knowing that I had a small hand in the overall look. I have already told all my friends who are getting married they must get a custom made dress through d'Italia, (one has already taken my advice!) and smile every time I drive past the store on Glenferrie Road. Initially I had planned to sell my dress, but with how wonderful the whole process was and how much it means to me now, I will be keeping it forever. I can't thank you enough Shuchi and Dragana, thanks for helping an average girl look like a princess for one day 🙂 x
Kate S.
I absolutely loved my wedding dress, it fit me perfectly and I was so comfortable.The girls at d'Italia are so helpful and lovely .From start to finish my whole experience with D'Italia was amazing!!
varun A.
sunena B.
As a first time bride, finding a perfect wedding dress which suited my shape/size whilst having the detail and style i wanted was seemingly impossible. When i arrived at d'Italia I realised that what i truly needed was a custom made dress for my special day which would be made from premium quality material, with my own unique style and built in corsetry so i feel my best on my wedding day. On arrival we were able to go through a wide range of lace and fabrics in person and talk through how the dress would come to life. I had visited numerous dress stores throughout Melbourne over several months so I became very familiar with what was on offer, quality and prices. At d’italia I immediately noticed that the quality of the material far surpassed the imported dresses i had previously tried on in numerous other stores. Designing the dress was so much fun with combining aspects of dresses i viewed on Instagram which would suit my personality and style. I’m really glad I chose d’Italia and I would highly recommend them to my friends and family!
Julia M.
I had the most amazing journey with D'Italia creating my custom dream wedding dress! From designing it myself, to getting expert advice on buying the appropriate fabric, the whole process was a very special and fun experience.From the beginning, everything was explained really well. I was taken through the beautiful silk fabrics and French lace and was given advice and guidance on what would work best for my dress. I was referred to an experienced dressmaker who understood my design. After a number of dressing fittings, my dress was ready and I was blown away by the end result – it fitted me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted for my destination wedding in Bali.I can't thank Shuchi and the team at D'Italia enough for their expert knowledge, the dress wouldn't have been what it was without the correct fabrics to start with! It was a lovely personal experience and I couldn't recommend them more!Thank you D'Italia xox
Frances L.
After searching high and low for the perfect dress I just quite couldn't get there. Either I liked the top of one dress, or the bottom of another and I was well and truly fed up! I kept on coming back to d'italia and finally thought, let's give it a go. And it's been the best decision I've made. My experience with d’Italia was extremely positive, even from the point where I had emailed and Alyssa was incredibly helpful with my initial queries. At the store in Malvern, Pala was knowledgeable, patient and professional. She guided me through the different options of fabric to design my dress and referred me to a wonderful couturier whom I can't wait to work with! The fabric used by d’Italia was of the best quality and I can't wait to see what the final product looks like...!
DANIELLE M.
I recently booked an appointment with d'italia hoping they could help me as I am a plus sized bride and I couldn't find anything that would work for me in any other store. Shuchi from d'italia helped me to create my dream dress and I'm so excited and thankful !! Thankyou to Shuchi at d'italia for your wonderful assistance! 😍😍
Sama A.
I had found the dress of my dreams but unfortunately wasn't able to afford the designer price that went along with it. After emailing D'Italia to ask whether they might be able make a similar dress for my wedding , I was booked in to discuss my dress design and select fabrics. Shuchi took all the time we needed to select fabrics and laces based on what I'd shown her. It came to an extremely reasonable price that I couldn't refuse. I am so excited to have the final product personally tailored by one of d'Italia's talented seamstresses. Thank you d'Italia!
Bianca S.
The girls at d'Italia are so helpful and lovely .I spent about 2 months trying on dress after dress and had become really disheartened. I decided I needed someone who just made beautiful clothes and loved beautiful fabrics. Then I found d'Italia.I was advised to try on some dresses prior to our appointment, to get a feel of what style suited me, which I already did. I showed them pictures of the dresses I loved and in no time they were pulling out the most incredible fabrics and laces and drawing up sketches of what we could do. It was the first time in two months that I felt confident, assured and excited about my wedding dress.At d'Italia, I was lucky enough to choose the most exquisite bridal silks and lace to make my dream wedding dress! The service was 10/10, the fabric was like nothing I had ever seen and these guys have basically designed everything for me, exactly what I want at such an affordable price.
Gloria E.
I have been searching for the perfect wedding dress, and could just not find one that I absolutely fell in love with. I was always picking out bits and pieces from several dresses. From the moment I walked into the shop I was in awe; the fabric range and display was extraordinary and my consultant Alyssa was welcoming which immediately put me at ease.After trying a number of dresses and finding out what I did and didn't like, I was delighted to find Alyssa knew exactly how to marry together all of my wishes. The experience was much more genuine and enjoyable than encounters I'd had at typical bridal stores where the staff seemed focused on their targets and budget rather than genuinely helping each individual bride, so this experience was very refreshing. I was so pleased with my wedding dress and received so many lovely comments about it. I would highly, highly recommend d'Italia!!
HAYLEY B.
Where do i even begin.... When i walked into d'Italia you could tell immediately that their passion is assisting with making brides dreams come true with the perfect dress and you do not leavd disappointed.Shuchi you made my experience fun and most enjoyable at evey step.. You made me comfortable being a plus size bride.. I wasn't conscious of my problem areas and did not hesitate in discussing with you what i liked and not liked.. You are a genius in creating these stunning gowns.I will recommend to all brides if you're after a dream dress you can't go past d'italia.P.S If words aren't enough simply look at the d'Italia Instagram or Facebook page, all you see are real happy brides..You see real body shapes and no models with photoshops..Thank you team for my lovely experience xox
erica M.
Beautiful fit, unlike dress shops that make you wait months to get your dress, then you still have to pay a few hundred to tailor it from an off-the-rack size. highly recommended
lisa O.
The stitching was very clean, the interior had boning and the corset and crinoline were well done. My wedding dress was more beautiful than i imagined
Brie W.
My mum, Bridesmaids and i had such a wonderful experience with d'Italia. These ladies were so lovely to work with, listened and gave helpful guidance all through the process.My gown looks even beautiful than i had envisioned. Their wealth of knowledge in terms of designing and putting my ideas together made ditalia an easy choice in comparison to other bridal boutiques.I can't wait to send you our photos of our special day..You made me a very happy bride xxI highly recommend d'Italia's personalised and highly professional service to any bride to be for a high quality custom made designer dress..Thank you ditalia team!Brie xox
Poonam B.
RANIA DE S.
From the moment i walked into d'Italia Malvern store, i knew i won't have to look anywhere else. I had the BEST experience at D'ITALIA. After a stressful few weeks of "dress hunting" I had started to think I would never have that moment of "yes" this is my dress and that walm, fuzzy feeling people talk about when they find THAT DRESS. But I did.... A friend recommended me to see these wonderful ladies, after I was venting to how disappointed I was with the dress shopping experience. I had visited SOOOOOO many stores, all over Melbourne, but couldn't find anything that blew me away for the right price. I was a little weary/ sceptic of being able to come in and basically custom design a dress in 1 hour, but SHUCHI was an absolute angel and helped me, guided me, and offered soooo much advice and then it was done! I still am pinching myself a little bit. The service was 10/10, the fabric was like nothing I had ever seen, and these guys have basically designed everything for me, exactly what I want at such an affordable price. I can't thank you enough... You guys are fabulous. xoxox
Penny G.
My experience at d’Italia was very positive. At the store in Malvern, Shuchi was kind, patient, professional and competent. She guided me to design the dress of my dreams and referred me to a wonderful couturier. The fabric used by d’Italia was an incredibly high quality and I loved using silk and lace that I hadn’t seen anywhere else in bridal stores. My mum also had a terrific experience in choosing fabrics and a design for her mother -of-the bride outfit and we loved going to our appointments with the seamstress together. We both felt a million bucks on my special day. Thanks for your service!
Amy W.
Ditalia team, from the bottom of my heart thank you for creating and designing my stunning bridal gown.. After months and months of looking for good bridal designers and makers with no luck, i was referred to ditalia by a friend. As soon as i had my appointment the consultant knew exactly what my vision was and gave me her honest opinion. You are a creative genius..The attention to detail and constant reassurance made this process extremely enjoyable.. I had so many compliments on my big day and can't stop blushing to see how beautiful it turned out.. I felt very comfortable and the dress fit me like a glove.I will 100% be recommending d'italia to all brides to get their dream dress custom made with their stunning French laces and fabrics
Liz M.
I had a fantastic experience in getting my dream wedding dress from d'italia. I honestly want to thank the team for such a fun process.. The whole process was absolutely gushing about my dress design and the hospitality and laughs that we shared.. I loved my dress so much and fell in love with it all over again looking at the photos! Shuchi you were so professional, reassuring and just AMAZING... Highly recommend to all future brides who are looking for genuine couture wedding dresses at affordable prices..
Ella P.
I had a fantastic experience. Super friendly staff with a beautiful variety of fabrics to choose from.The beautiful lady who greeted us eased me into the process of designing a dress that would suit me perfectly. After only a few minutes of chatting she got my vision right away.She created a sketch within minutes and finally the image I had of my dress was right on the page in front of me.She worked with me to stay within my budget and brought down the price as much as possible while not affecting the quality of the dress.If you are looking for a high quality, unique, breathtaking wedding dress then look no further than d'Italia. I felt totally at ease and left feeling 100% confident in my decision to get my wedding dress made! I felt very well looked after and as special as every bride should feel!
Natalie J.
A big thank you to d'Italia team for making my wedding day a dream come true. Thank you for all your hard work you had put in to make me feel so special on the day. After months of searching for the perfect dress i stumbled across your website and i knew it i will be in very professional hands. I am still in so much love with my dress haha, didn't wan to take it out.. Very enjoyable experience.. Highly recommend d'italia to all future brides. A special thank you to Shuchi - she is so knowledgeable, meticulous and understands exactly how to assist a bride to be to create a unique bridal gown.
Bianca G.
Dear d'Italia, Thank you so much for all your help and guidance throughout this process. You've made it so easy and enjoyable along the whole way. This is real custom-couture at such an amazing price!! Shuchi worked so hard to create my dream gown within my budget and we even got it cheaper than expected which was fantastic!! I could not have asked for a better dressmaker, she is so talented and went above and beyond to make my ideas possible. I am still so in love with my gown even 6 months after my wedding day. Thank you again d'Italia.
HEATHER S.
I had the most incredible experience at d'Italia. My wedding was last month and i cannot stop thinking about my gorgeous gown. I didn't know anything about fabric prior to seeing d'Italia but the consultant guided me through everything and truly understood my vision and expectations. The actual dressmaking process was so much fun and made me feel comfortable. Shuchi spent so much time helping me go through so many options that would fit within my budget and i am truly thankful to her for that. I would definitely recommend d'Italia.
Amy H.
I had a great and easy experience with these lovely ladies. I pretty much just sent a photo of what I wanted before I arrived and they put all of the material together for me in a matter of minutes. Very pain free 🙂 Dragana, the dress maker was equally as fabulous. I’ve received so my lovely comments about my dress ❤️Thanks again ladies x
Romina A.
This place is perfect for brides who have been struggling to find a dress. The staff at Melbourne Wedding and Bride referred me to d'italia. I was able to find the exact fabrics I had in mind the very first time I walked into the store! I am beyond excited to see my dress in a few months time! Thanks to all the ladies who work at d'Italia, especially Shuchi.Romina
Debra D.
I had a wonderful experience choosing the perfect materials for my wedding dress and I really felt that Shuchi understood my personality and style. Shuchi's enthusiasm, attention to detail and professionalism were exceptional, and I am more than confident that the end product will be exactly as I envisioned. I had done a lot of research and came to D'Italia with a picture of the dress that I had chosen, and Shuchi was able to replicate the fabric and design of this dress. This was helped in part by the incredible range of imported fabrics, which was necessary for the detail required to make the dress. Lastly, to top it all off, I found the cost to be very affordable. Brides-to-be should know that a custom-made dress, a dress made to fit your body exactly, where a mock-up is done in calico beforehand, does not have to be more expensive than a ready-made wedding dress.
Hannah I.
One of the best decisions I made for the big day was to go through d'Italia for my dress. I knew I wanted a long sleeve gown for my winter wedding but really couldn't find anything that used high quality lace that wasn't priced at an obscene amount.I went through and picked out a variety of lace options that was within my budget and at no time was I ever pressured into looking at the most expensive lace, it was all about what would look and work best with my design concept and body. Once the perfect fabric was found, I was assigned to a dressmaker that would be suited to carry out my idea.The entire process was easy, and I loved seeing my dream dress come to life. Dragana was incredible to work with and made me my perfect dress.I personally think if you want genuine lace and not the overpriced polyester then look no further, their fabric is truly stunning and worth every dollar.
jincy J.
I got my wedding gown custom made with D'italia. The gown came out more beautiful than I expected. It was a perfect fit and the lace work was beautifully done. Shuchi also delivered the dress on time and was able to make the adjustments I needed after every fitting. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who plans to get their dress done in Melbourne.
samantha A.
For me D'italia is one of the best Wedding Design Studios in Melbourne. We are so happy to get to know Shuchi and together with her team made an amazing beautiful dress for our wedding day. Thank you dear D'italia Team and special thanks to Shuchi.
Jasinta L.
Extremely happy to have worked with this company. The designer guided me with every step of my wedding dress. I gained so much information in lesser than 1 hour of my appointment. I walked away excited and impressed with the end result ! Now it’s time for our honeymoon ! Thankkkkkkkkkk you a million D’italia team x
Deanna I.
D’italia team was wonderful to work with . Appointments was a breeze as the attention to details was spot on . Wonderful experience, thank you ladies .
Fermiana D.
I got married on May 26th last year & being a last minute bride, searching numerous of months for the perfect dress. Realisation hit, it was impossible to find the wedding dress I had in mind . I stumbled pass D’italia one lunch break, spoke to the friendly staff about possibly getting my dress custom made had not been successful trying to find it. With the amount of beautiful fabrics I saw. I knew I had to make an appointment. The experience was a lot more easier and enjoyable then I expected as I had as it was quite stressful trying to explain to prior sales assistant want I wanted earlier through the year. I picked up my backless laced dress few weeks before my wedding and absolutely was in love with it . I couldn’t be more thankfull & recommend this place to any future brides.
Rebecca P.
Talina F.
Extremely nice staff. Very helpful!! Am looking forward to seeing the final result of my dress! Only negative would be the distance in location between the store front and the dressmaker. Would have been nice if they were in the same place or close by. But other than that, great experience so far. 🙂
Cameron and Sophie M.
Working with Shuchi at d'italia was a wonderful experience - she is so knowledgeable, meticulous and understands exactly how to assist a bride-to-be to create a beautiful and unique wedding dress.
katherine J.
A big thank you to D'italia and team for making my wedding day a dream come true. I was a D'italia bride yesterday and cant thank enough for all the hardwork you had put in to make me feel special. Honestly i had never thought i could look this much beautiful ever. 🙂
Sylvie E.
After months of searching for the perfect wedding dress with no luck, I decided to investigate getting a custom dress made. I hadn't pursued this avenue previously as I had always assumed it would cost way more than buying a dress off the shelf – but to my surprise that wasn’t the case. I had tried on at least 10 gowns and liked elements of each, but hadn't found 'the one' yet. So, I did some Googling and found D'Italia. Within 15 minutes of sending them an email I got a response from the lovely Shuchi and organised an appointment that weekend. Shuchi was a true professional and made me feel at ease. She listened attentively and asked questions about what I wanted, and together we workshopped my perfect dress! The experience was so easy and D’Italia’s customer service has been excellent. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found D’Italia and I can’t wait to see my finished dress!
Sinead R.
Thank you so much to Shuchi and the team at D'Italia. My mum and I had such a wonderful time while picking fabric at the the store. Shuchi knew exactly what fabric I was describing, and was very helpful with pointing me in the right direction. I was elated with the estimate price of the dress, it came under budget even though the quality is superb- I am a happy bride!
Carl Neumann H.
Excellent service and amazing fabrics and dressmaking!
Melanie C.
My beautiful material and french lace ordered!!! Now onto the fun designing part.. I can't wait! The best service from D'Italia who have made this enormous task so easy for me.. I am so relieved and comforted knowing my beautiful custom made dress in in the best of hands. Thank you, D'Italia, I couldn't be happier with your exceptional level of service and willingness to make my dream come true!
Brie S.
Create choice of fabrics and advice. Would definitely recommend.
Natasha K.
I had my wedding a while ago but I still reminisce all the time and loved loved loved my dress!It was half the price I thought it would be and was well in budget.Thankyou to Shuchi who was my bridal consultant, your expertise helped me to look stunning on my wedding day!
Mary A.
Wedding dilemma! I've already bought a two piece but started to have doubts. It's just not right. So I began to research dressmakers in Melbourne and D'italia pops up with amazing reviews. I can't thank everyone here enough for the help and advice they offered me yesterday. I felt welcomed and understood, it was so easy to select the beautiful silk fabric and see a sketch of my perfect dress. I was put into contact with dressmaker Mary Andronis who was willing to take on this project with only four months to go, which I didn't think would be possible. Okay so at this point I'm feeling ecstatic, grateful, thankful and a little overwhelmed with tears in my eyes. I have a meeting and collaborate with my wonderfully talented and experienced dress maker and my vision is shared. I can't wait to begin the process of fittings. I never thought I'd have my dress made, I had a preconceived idea that it would be too expensive but I was very wrong. Honestly, to everyone who helped this come to life yesterday, thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't recommend D'italia enough 🙂
Mandy H.
I had a really lovely experience meeting with Shuchi at D’Italia. The staff were welcoming and patient which made me felt at ease. Not to mention the fabrics, there were so many options to choose from and the quality is a cut above the rest! Shuchi was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. She was able to take the inspiration and my vision to guide me in the right direction. They were genuinely interested in getting to know the person I am and thought of ides to play to my strengths and comfort. Shuchi was honest and has an eye for detail, which made the dream of designing my dress stress free and fun.
ash
I had been following D’Italia on Instagram and Facebook before I was even engaged (yes I was one of those brides haha) I couldn’t wait to start planning a wedding and most importantly my wedding dress! I had been to a couple of bridal stores and tried on dresses, one dress I fall in love with (but with a price tag of 10k I couldn’t justify it) I then tried on dresses from other stores around the 3k mark and nothing compared to that one dress I loved. I new it all came down to the quality of the material- trust me, you can really feel the difference! That’s when I new I had to get my dress made. That’s when Shuchi, D’Italia & Vicky my dressmaker came along. Shuchi helped replicate that dress I loved by matching materials to the photos I had. The bridal material in store was STUNNING! After picking materials and drawing up a budget I got my replicated dress for under half the price! Not only did D’Italia provide me with the most beautiful fabrics, they appointed me to the wonderful Vicky who created my dress which was the most wonderful experience. My dress was the most favourite part of my wedding ❤️
Lauri U.
Couldn't recommend d'Italia enough to all future brides. The excellent service and stunning fabrics were second to none. I was made to feel so comfortable as I was guided through the decision making process. What could be more special than a wedding dress that's been created just for you!
Tatiana K.
I am so thankful to d'italia!I had my dress custom made for my wedding last year and the process was very relaxing and simple which is not what I would of expected! Planning a wedding can be a lot of work but finding my dream dress was simple! I looked stunning and it was the best day of my life thanks to the dress I wore,Thankyou to all of the staff at d'italia <3
Chloe S.
I recently booked an appointment with d'italia hoping they could help me as I am a plus sized bride and I couldn't find anything that would work for me in any other store. Shuchi from d'italia helped me to create my dream dress and I'm so excited to get it made!! Thankyou to Shuchi at d'italia for your wonderful assistance! 😍😍
Arabella L.
Natalie M.
I LOVED my custom made wedding dress!I walked into the shop scared that it would be all super expensive and over my budget but I was wrong!! I got the exact dress I've dreamed of getting since I was a little girl and the best part? It was all within my budget!It was a very enjoyable experience that I would recommend to everyone.
Ashleigh C.
I'm absolutely blown away by the beautiful help I had at d'italia.I thought finding my dream dress would be really challenging and stressful but it was the exact opposite to what I thought it would be like!I had a stunning A-line dress custom made for me with a unique lace for the top and it made me feel like a princess on my wedding day.I had so many compliments on my dress and i give all the credit to the bridal consultant who helped me with the lovely design!❤️❤️
Caitlin C.
I didn't even bother trying dresses on at the usual bridal shops, because nobody stocked the style of dress I liked. From the moment I walked into D'Italia, I was blown away with the possibilities! The fabric is divine, and there is so much to choose from. The girls were totally open to my style ideas and they threw in their own ideas, too. Shuchi was gorgeous and so easy to work with. She provided 10/10 customer service, which was really appreciated. Thanks again, Shuchi! I'm so excited to see the final product!
Samantha T.
D'Italia was the first place I went to once I was engaged. Ask my husband, the dress came first! I had a very in depth appointment and for someone who can't make decisions very easily it was so helpful to discuss the different dress styles and fabric options to suit my style and budget.I ended up choosing a silk tulle and french lace for the bodice of my dress. I was so fortunate to be paired up with my dressmaker / designer Tania Stokes - without her I don't think I'd have had a dress!! She was the most understanding and calm person I have ever met, and created the dress of my dreams.So lucky to have stumbled across D'Italia and Tania, by creating the wedding dress of my dreams I was able to feel incredible on my big day! <3
Maria R.
Your firstborn daughter's wedding is an amazingly beautiful yet stressful occasion! Everything has to be perfect yet the way there is not always easy.My daughter, Stephanie Roberts, her maid of honour who flew in from the USA for this reason and myself spent the last three weekends in appointments looking for the perfect dress! So many beautiful gowns such variety of lace and material surely you think the decision would be easy. So many of the dresses looking gorgeous on Steph. Alas we hadn't been able to get the bride to be to decide. Then yesterday she went on an appointment on her own at d'Italia! If I could jump on the highest peak in Melbourne and shout that my Steph has said yes to the dress after a visit to the d'Italia atelier I would! Such an amazing experience! Beautiful crafted dress with a most delicate lace made exactly how she's dreamed it. Your staff are professional, talented and accomplished in the art of making dreams come true.Thank you so very much for making not just my daughter and I happy but the whole family was so joyful last night when we were given the news! Yes she's found the dress!!!
Veronica P.
Excellent attetion and good quality; If you need to buy a cloth for your wedding dress, this is the place that you are looking for. Here you can find the most beutiful cloth around Melbourne.Highly recommended D'Italia shop.
Kellie B.
I had a great experience at Ditalia, the staff were helpful and informative.
lisa O.
I've just booked to have my dream wedding dress made with d'Italia. Shut was so helpful and together we were able to select the perfect fabrics and lace. I'm so happy and I can't wait to see my dress come together, thanks to d'Italia 🙂
Adriana P.
I had an amazing experience at D'Italia. Shuchi was very knowledgeable, friendly and immediately put me at ease with the whole process. She confirmed my dress with my couturier on the spot and I was able to speak directly with her and lock in my first appointment. The range of silks and laces and appliques are amazing! Would highly recommend.
Shadi D.
They are very friendly and helpful. They are real experts in bridal gowns. And their gorgeous fabrics are reasonably priced.
Elle N.
After looking at wedding dresses online for what felt like months on end and not finding anything remotely close to what I was looking for... I was pleasantly happy to stumble across D’Italia’s website. I watched the video online which summed up (in less than 2 minutes) exactly the experience/process I was looking for! I went in for a consultation and came out with a smile from ear to ear. Not only could D’Italia put together my dream wedding dress, but I could be involved in every step of the process and the price was not eye watering!! I had the best experience and could tell that the consultant was genuinely happy and excited for me and that she understood my vision. It was fun and seamless, not overwhelming in the slightest. I left one extremely happy and satisfied client! Thank you D’Italia
Vildan G.
Steph D.
At the suggestion of my mum, we wandered into D'Italia just to 'have a look'. At the time I was a few months pregnant and up to that point I had no luck finding a dress I felt comfortable in. I didn't have an appointment but as fate would have it there had been a cancellation and Suzanna kindly offered me a consult. Suzanna was wonderful, so patient, so accommodating and she helped design exactly what I was after. Suzanna then put me in touch with Julie Spencer couture who was as equally wonderful. Julie has such a wonderful calm nature, she made the process completely stress free! Julie has a strong eye for detail and her passion is evident in the high quality of the finished product. I absolutely loved my wedding dress, it fit me perfectly and I was so comfortable. From start to finish my whole experience with D'Italia was amazing, very highly recommended!
kirsty R.
Was a lovely experience dealing with d'Italia. From my initial enquiry I received a prompt response, a next-day appointment and was welcomed into the shop with a big smile. Shuchi was lovely and very helpful - guiding me through every step in designing my gown. Was a really enjoyable experience!
Sarah T.
TODAY I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!!!!!! thank you to the beautiful Shuchi who helped me through each process...the service was amazing! So excited to have Vicki from D'italia make my dream dress and to have you all a part of our special day ♥️👰
Alice D.
I had such an amazing experience at this wonderful store D’Italia.. Shuchi helped me find the perfect lace for my dress and also the prices are extremely reasonable. Thanks Shuchi !!! Highly recommended..
Fiona G.
I had a brilliant experience at d'Italia! The staff there helped me get exactly what I wanted! I am so happy I went to d'Italia because I actually got my dream dress! I would recommend anyone all sizes and shapes to go there to get there perfectly fitting wedding dress! And of course the fabrics we're phenomenal!!! Absolutely loved the laces!
shuchika T.
Deepti C.
Experience in one word - Awesome !! Had such a fantastic experience at D'italia. Shuchi was so friendly and helpful she knew exactly what would work for me and helped me through the design process to create a sublime one of a kind dream dress. D'italia and Shuchi really went out of their way to help me, can't praise them enough. I wish them all the success XO. To all the fashionistas out there - Drop everything and visit D'italia now!!
Megha B.
Thanks D’italia for helping me making my dream dress. The staff and the dress maker were so humble and listened to all the requests I had. The end product wa simply amazing. Will definitely recommend to all my family and friends.
Alyssa D.
Elizabeth W.
My only disappointment with d'italia is that I can't rate them higher than 5 stars. I wanted a slightly unconventional wedding dress and was reccommended by a wedding dress shop to try d'italia. Suzanna was incredibly Helpful and patient with all of my questions. She talked me through fabric options for what felt like hours, and put me in contact with the incredible Tania Stokes who made my dream a reality. I never imagined the dress would turn out so beautifully. I'm still over the moon about it all a year later!
Alan M.
Last month, my daughter was on a layover in Vancouver on her way to her sister’s wedding in Melbourne and inadvertently left her bridesmaids dress on the plane. With only two days to go until the wedding, there was panic in the air. After I talked on the phone with Susanna at D”Italia who spoke very professionally, but also was genuinely empathetic, I knew I was in the right hands. Within a few hours we were sorting through her incredible selection of fabrics to find a near perfect match - Susanna then sourced out a highly skilled dressmaker who she knew could pull off the seemingly impossible. That afternoon the measurements were taken and the next day was the unveiling; both my daughter and I couldn’t believe our eyes - side by side on a mannequin they looked identical! When we arrived at the wedding for rehearsals the next day, everyone was completely oblivious to what had just taken place behind the scenes. The wedding and reception were absolutely fairy tale perfect, and only the next day did we tell people in the wedding party what had happened. We were all able to have a big laugh about the potential catastrophe that never materialized! Thanks to Susanna at D’Italia for coordinating the wedding miracle of the century for us and for helping us out of what we thought was an insurmountable predicament. Your professionalism, thoughtfulness and extreme competence helped us to dodge a bullet, divert a total disaster, and have amazing memories for the rest of our lives. Thanks from all of us - you really are the best!Alan MerriamFather of the Bride
Liz M.
I had a fantastic experience. Super friendly staff with a beautiful variety of fabrics to choose from. I had lots of fun! I would highly recommend to anyone.
jordan E
I just wanted to say that i was so, so, so happy walking out of the shop today!! I have been searching for the perfect wedding dress, and could just not find one that i absolutely fell in love with; i was always picking out bits and pieces from several dresses and there was not one dress that i wouldn't change something. I googled 'wedding dress maker Melbourne' and D'italia came up in the search; so i thought why not! lets book appointment (even though i thought it would be out of my price range to get a dress individually made for myself). When I walked in Suzanna greeted my mother and i with a smile and i instantly felt looked after; Suzanna was very attentive and polite, but to the point when you needed her to be. She was very professional and obviously knew what she was talking about; you could tell that she had great knowledge and experience within the dress making industry. We decided on fabrics and had a design ready within an hour, and a couturier booked half an hour afterwards.Suzanna helped us stay within the budget and i ended up with my dream dress! My mum and i had a fantastic time and a great laugh through it all; we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone!
Gemma D.
After trying a number of dresses and finding out what I did and didn't like, I was delighted to find Suzanna knew exactly how to marry together all of my wishes. I can't wait for the making to begin. Thank you D'Italia!
Loretta G.
After trying on so many dresses , I felt stressed worried that I'll never find my dress. I didnt want to pressured into settling for just any dress so I decided to get one custom made for me and booked an appointment with d'italia. My consultant was Suzanna who was absolutely lovely and personable. Im generally very indecisive but was so pleased with the whole design and fabric selection process because Suzanna really listened to what I was wanted and she designed the most amazing dress for me. The fabrics were absolutely beautiful, especially the lace. The process of choosing the fabrics was so easy and I found that I was confident in what I wanted (a first!) and I didn't feel pressured at all. She was also patient in answering all my questions, especially from someone who knows very little about dressmaking and fabrics. By the end of the appointment, I was so relived that I finally found a dress I wanted and I couldnt have been more happier with my experience.
Asli G.
I was very skeptical when i waled into the shop, but the level of experience to design my dream dress had me convinced. Thanks Suzanna i cant wait to start on my dress. The materials and quality was amazing. if you're getting married i would defiantly recommend speaking to the girls at d'italia prior to shopping around and having a dress custom made for you.
Jacinta L.
Had such a fantastic experience at D'italia. Shuchi was so friendly and helpful she knew exactly what would work for me and helped me through the design process to create a beautiful one of a kind . I am extremely excited and would recommend them to everyone.
Celeste C.
From the moment we walked into the shop I was in awe; the fabric range and display was extraordinary and my consultant Suzanne was welcoming which immediately put me at ease. I had been advised when making the appointment to try on as many dresses and styles as I could and in doing so I would be better placed to discuss my dress preferences and options with my consultant. Suzanne at first advised us of the process that we would follow during the consultation and she was extremely attentive to my thoughts and wishes which made it very easy to come up with a design for my dress. When it came to choosing fabrics and laces, we were given all the time needed to compare different fabrics and textures before making a final decision. Thank you for making it an enjoyable and memorable experience for us all.
Kelly C.
D'Italia have the most exquisite fabric and the most sincere helpful staff. I would recommend them 100 times over. Thanks for being fabulous!
Jessie F.
Where do i even begin…. When I walked into d'italia you could tell immediately that their passion is assisting with making brides dreams come true with the perfect dress and you do not leave disappointed. Suzanna simply made my dream wedding dress begin to come to life within a couple of hours; she guided me through the fabric selection, the design and each step of cost so theres no hidden extras. She then worked her magic to find a bridal couture to take on the challenge of making the dress in less than six months. If you're after a dream dress you can't go past d'italia. PS. If words aren't enough simply look at the d'italia Facebook or Instagram page, all you see are happy customers 🙂
Eloise W
If you are looking for a high quality, unique, breathtaking wedding dress then look no further than d'Italia. From the moment I entered the store, my entire experience at d'Italia was hassle-free, fun and special. Shuchi listened to my ideas, helped me choose the right fabric for my complexion, and worked within my budget to help create my very unique wedding dress. I felt totally at ease and left feeling 100% confident in my decision to get my wedding dress made! The experience was much more genuine and enjoyable than encounters I'd had at typical bridal stores where the staff seemed focused on their targets and budget rather than genuinely helping each individual bride, so this experience was very refreshing. I was so pleased with my wedding dress and received so many lovely comments about it. I would highly, highly recommend d'Italia!!
Emma & B.
My Mum, Bridesmaid and I had such a wonderful experience with D'Italia. Suzanna was so lovely to work with, she listened and gave helpful guidance on how to create the wedding dress I had envisioned. Their fabrics are just beautiful and of the highest quality, and now I can't wait to wear my dress! Thanks Suzanna for a fun experience that has me even more excited for our big day. If you're looking for high quality and excellent customer service, I would highly recommend Brides to D'Italia!
Louisa T.
I recently went to D’Itaila in Malvern, I had found them on line as I was looking for a custom made dress that would fit into my budget. From the moment I got there I loved the whole experience! My consultant was Shuchi and she was absolutely amazing!! I had tried on a number of dresses and knew exactly what I was looking for. I described my vision of what I wanted as well as my budget to Shuchi, she then walked me through some fabric samples based on what I had described to her. Shuchi quickly understood what I was looking for and was able to walk me through the dress making process in a fun yet professional way. I loved how she always made me feel comfortable and made my opinion her top priority. By the end of the consultation I was so excited and confident that my wedding dress would end up being the dress of my dreams. Without Shuchi’s great customer service and amazing knowledge I do not think the process of buying my wedding dress would have been so pleasant and enjoyable. I am so happy! I would definitely recommend D’Italia to any bride looking for their perfect dress!
Bonnie W.
Thank you to the wonderful Shuchi for her help yesterday. She effortlessly walked us through the process of having my wedding dress made through d'Italia. Shuchi's wealth of knowledge when it came to design and fabric selection, her patience as we worked our way through various trim options and her genuine interest in securing us the best dressmaker possible (for my specific style/design), made d'Italia an easy choice in comparison to any High Street Armadale boutique. I highly recommend D'Italia's personalised and highly professional service to any bride-to-be.Thank you Shuchi and d'Italia!!Bonnie x
Erin C.
I honestly want to thank Susanna so much for such a fun appointment yesterday - I left absolutely gushing about my dress design and the hospitality and laughs that she provided. I was so excited that I even struggled to keep it all a secret from my fiance!! Thank you again, so much - can't wait to send pics of the finished product!! Erin Carlson xx
Jessica H.
I spent hours looking online and shopping for a wedding dress, but just couldn't find something I liked. Within half an hour at D'italia today I had chosen my material (beautiful chiffon and silk), dress style, and had a dressmaker ready to take on my project. My mum came with me and she liked the fabrics and customer service so much that she's having her dress made there too!
Kate F.
I had the BEST experience yesterday at D'ITALIA. After a stressful few weeks of "dress hunting" I had started to think I would never have that moment of "yes" this is my dress and that walm, fuzzy feeling people talk about when they find THAT DRESS. But I did.... A friend recommended me to see these wonderful ladies, after I was venting to how disappointed I was with the dress shopping experience. I had visited SOOOOOO many stores, all over Melbourne, but couldn't find anything that blew me away for the right price. I was a little weary/ sceptic of being able to come in and basically custom design a dress in 1 hour, but SHUCHI was an absolute angel and helped me, guided me, and offered soooo much advice and then it was done! I still am pinching myself a little bit. The service was 10/10, the fabric was like nothing I had ever seen, and these guys have basically designed everything for me, exactly what I want at such an affordable price. I can't thank you enough... You guys are fabulous. xoxox
Sk C
Today at d'Italia I was lucky enough to choose the most exquisite bridal silks and lace to make my dream wedding dress! I also found a beautiful silk to have a really fun engagement dress made. It was a really enjoyable experience, and not one I believe I could have had anywhere else. Thank you again Shuchi. Excited to see my dresses completed!
Irene
My experience at D'Italia was very enjoyable, the french lace selection is beautiful and there are many options to chose from. Shuchi was great to work with and made me feel very comfortable selecting the fabrics together.
Amanda C.
Elizabeth K.
Today I designed the dress of my dreams to wear to my Wedding in March 2016. I worked with Shuchi, who was extremely warm and professional. I was advised by Shuchi to try on some dresses prior to our appointment, to get a feel of what style suited me, which I did. Through her deep understanding of fabric and garment construction, Shuchi guided me through the process of designing my dress from the sketches that I had drawn. Her gentle encouragement and excitement was much appreciated as she bought my vision to life.I am thrilled that I have been able to be a part of the design of the dress that I will wear on such a special day.My experience at d'Italia was wonderful. I am beyond excited to see my dress take form and cannot thank Shuchi and the d'Italia team for such an incredible experience. A glass of bubbles was certainly in order after such a great afternoon!
Sarah Kate B.
They are amazing! I went there yesterday to speak with them about creating my dream wedding dress and they were so knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Shuchi was my consultant and she was brilliant. Shuchi took her time with me and explained the process of having the wedding dress made and then helped me pick not only the most perfect fabrics but the right colour tones for my complexion. It was such a beautiful experience to be able to have so much say in in my wedding dress. After the fabrics were chosen, I was given the details of my bridal couturier and I can not wait to watch my wedding gown be created. I highly recommend d'Italia to any bride to be or anyone wanting some advice or assistance with fabrics and dress making.
R B.
My (and my partner's) experience with d'Italia was just phenomenal. I called the shop two days ago and said that I was keen on having a "coloured" wedding dress (i.e. not white) and would therefore like to have a simple but customised dress made for me. I was warned that bookings are very popular, but that they might be able to squeeze me in if I come in the next day to show them ideas. I jumped at the chance. My reasoning for being so gung-ho was because I had read so many helpful reviews on the service and the wedding dresses that had been made. In addition, I found the d'Italia website to be a fantastic resource (with regards to how the dresses are made, where the materials are sourced, how long it takes to make the dress, and how much the dresses might cost). In particular, my partner and I were sold by the video on their website. We are total newbs when it comes to anything weddingy (I had never even looked at wedding dress sites until a few weeks ago), and so we really needed to feel comfortable with the fact that we would be helped by experts who had empathy and also theory of mind (i.e. could put themselves in our shoes to know what we wanted). Shuchi looked after us at the shop - she has been our first point of contact so far. She is an AMAZING person, who is able to get a good sense of you and your personality very quickly (high emotional IQ!). She is also confident when you falter, and is appropriately muted when you need to make serious decisions between the two of you. As novices to the wedding dress game, we could not have asked for a better person to take care of us. She was attentive, kind, patient, bubbly, warm and incredibly positive! She was mindful of our budget, and never made us feel uncomfortable about discussing it. In saying that, we never felt like we couldn't have the best dress in the world. My partner found it hard to settle on the colour of our dress, and Shuchi spent an enormous portion of time talking at length with him (and searching the whole shop) for the perfect colour. Boy, was she amazing. After we chose the colour, we were given lace choices, which we found to be a bit mind-boggling (they all look incredible, and it is very hard to choose from so many choices!). Just to warn everyone who visits - you may know exactly what you want, but there are some AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL things in the store! You will feel a bit overwhelmed by choice! But never fear - Shuchi will look after you. She takes your suggestions and helps you to focus and home in on the lace that is perfect for your "look" and shape. I then got a chance to hold the silk and lace to my body in front of a full length mirror to get an idea of what it actually looks like. This is SO important, and made such a difference - you get to see how the silk falls on your body, and how the lace complements your shape. You will feel pretty emotional at this point! Well, I did anyway. Just to jump in at this point and say that you will want to wear a crop bra or something that you don't mind showing off to people while you're doing this, as I had to take off my top and I only had a bra underneath! Yes, that's most likely because I'm an idiot and didn't think ahead.After seeing things on the body, and making final decisions, Shuchi put the costing together. We chose a more expensive lace with Swarovski crystals placed elegantly in the pattern. It took us a while to determine whether we wanted to spend the extra amount to have the "look", and in the end we decided on it because the materials are really high quality and really show it.Just another divergence here - the quality of the materials are top notch. The silks are dyed to the exact colour you want it (if you want a colour!) and the laces are HANDMADE in France. Unbelievable. The detail on some of these laces are just breathtaking, You will seriously be there for a while picking and choosing the perfect lace for you.Finally, Shuchi told us she knew the exact right dressmaker for us (talk about personalised service!). We're so excited to meet Tania soon!!! What a day!!!!!!
Pip W.
Wow. I spent about 2 months trying on dress after dress and had become really disheartened. Early on, I created a Pinterest board of all these amazing dresses I'd seen overseas but when I started looking locally, I couldn't see anything that came even close to the dresses I had fallen in love with. I decided I needed someone who just made beautiful clothes and loved beautiful fabrics. Easier said than done, right? Then I found d'Italia. I showed Shuchi pictures of the dresses I loved and in no time she was pulling out the most incredible fabrics and laces and drawing up sketches of what we could do. It was the first time in two months that I felt confident and assured and - something I never expected - excited, about my wedding dress. This morning, I woke up dreading 'yet another dress appointment' and now - before the day has ended - I can't even remember what that felt like. Thank you, d'Italia. I'm really excited ;^)
Julia E.
I want to thank Shuchi for her time and knowledge for making my dream dress a reality! After shopping and trying on dresses for months, Shuchi made the experience so easy and seamless! Her knowledge of fabrics and experience in the industry is apparent and I can't wait to see the finished product!
Stacey B.
The girls at D'Italia are so helpful and lovely. I designed my dream wedding dress at an affordable price. I am looking forward to the rest of the dress making process and can't wait to see my finished gown. The fabrics in the shop are just gorgeous.
Danielle S.
Dear d'Italia Girls!Just wanted to say a big Thank you to the amazing and friendly service. Shuchi provided us with expert and honest advice, and ensured that my dream dress become a reality. The store provides brides with stunning and unique fabrics, that ensures the end result is a custom fit, couture quality dress at a fraction of the price!
Sarah S.
So generous and kind! Shuchi and the team at d'italia made my dress happen despite how picky I am! I will be recommending this place to all of my friends! <3 <3
Emma K.
I walked into D'Italia for my consultation yesterday really unsure what to expect, but I left absolutely over the moon!! I have been dragging my poor sister with me to dress shops every Saturday for the past few months and just got so fed up of not being able to find what I wanted. From the minute I spoke with Shuchi, she brought my dream dress to life. She was able to guide me through fine tuning the exact style of dress I wanted, and the daunting prospect of choosing the best lace and silks to use was made so easy with her help.She got me in contact with one of D'Italias trusted dressmakers and I already have my initial appointment locked in. What was a stressful hunt for my wedding dress is now a really exciting process, that I can't wait to get started on!!!Thank you so much Shuchi for all your help, you made our day yesterday!!
Ifrah M.
I Absolutely love D'italia and the wonderful help i got from Shuchi. I had the most wonderful experience. From the design to the little details, everything has been done to perfection and I ended up with my dream wedding dress! 🙂 Very happy bride.Thanks Again!
Stacey P.
Shuchi was incredible! I knew exactly want i wanted before i arrived and have left feeling better than i could have thought possible! The french lace is divine; just too many options to choose from and she was such a fantastic help in helping me choose the most perfect fabrics to complement what i was after whilst making sure it stayed within my budget!
Samantha H.
I have been searching for the perfect dress for a few months, I tried on various different gowns all of which were lovely however not the 'one' for me! I called and made an appointment for that day, luckily for me there was a cancellation (was meant to be)! From the moment I walked into D'Italia I had that feeling that this was it, this would be where I create my very own perfect wedding gown. I was greeted by Suzanna, she made me and two friends I had taken along very welcome. We began talking about my budget, together we then came up with the perfect dress for me!Suzanna was such a great help and clearly knew what she was talking about making me feel completely at ease in her hands. She showed as much excitement as us whilst creating the dress, I cant thank her enough for giving me the best experience at such an important time. Now to just watch my dress be created :)Thank- you D'Italia Samantha x
Sally P.
I had found the dress of my dreams but unfortunately wasn't able to afford the designer price that went along with it. After emailing D'Italia to ask whether they might be able make a similar dress for my wedding in six months time, I was booked in the very next day to talk about my dress design and choose fabric. Despite cutting it very fine with my timeframe, the lovely Suzanna was able to pull some strings and get me booked in with a dressmaker. I was even able to make a few changes to the original design I had seen to tailor it more to my individual tastes and inject some of my personality. D'Italia's beautiful range of fabrics and laces are high quality and absolutely stunning. I am so excited to see my dress take shape over the next few months and am thrilled that I will have a beautiful, one of a kind dress made to fit me perfectly.....and all for a reasonable price! Can not recommend D'Italia enough!!
Amy S.
I had been searching for a perfect dress and wasn't having much luck. With planning a wedding withing a short time frame I was also running out of time! I am so happy that I found d'italia. Shuchi was amazingly helpful, listened to what I wanted and worked within my budget.
Annemarie A.
A huge that you to Shuchi and the team at D'Italia for all your assistance today. You made the daunting process of choosing my design, fabrics and lace so effortless, and all your words of wisdom and advice made the whole process so enjoyable! I can't wait until my beautiful wedding dress is complete! Thank you so much xx.
K H.
I spent hours, days and months, looking for shops to try on clothing. I finally made a booking with d'Italia, no obligation. Although I arrived a little early, they were running late and I was stressed because I wanted to go to so many other places. After the consultation I was so relieved. Shuchi took all the time we needed to select fabrics and styles based on what I'd shown her. It came to an extremely reasonable price that I couldn't refuse. I'd tried on more expensive dresses that weren't quite right. I was so thrilled I decided I was going to stop my quest for a dress. Shuchi even organised for the best dressmaker for me. So many amazing things I could say. Thanks Shuchi and d'Italia for making what could be an arduous process exciting! 🙂 Can't wait to see my dress.
Kelly R.
Had the most wonderful experience @ d'Italia! I had no idea what to expect walking in, but walked out on cloud 9, having just chosen all my fabrics and design for my wedding dress! Shuchi was so helpful and showed me the most beautiful fabrics to perfectly create my dream gown! 
Anne S.
Just became a d'Italia bride yesterday! What a dream and experience, to have a wedding dress made scratch just for me!A big thank you to Susanna for helping not just me out but my mother as well in designing my beautiful dress. 🙂
Phoebe L.
I was really devastated with gown shopping, been to many stores in Melbourne but no one dress that actually caught my attention that I felt in love with, not to mention some stores that offered horrible services that made me felt like I have done something wrong to take up their time to try on dresses. So last night I've decided to go online and search for custom made dress (also recommended from a friend) and díItalia came out as one of the most highly regarded custom made stores in Melbourne.So I called today and managed to make an appointment to see Shuchi at the store, OMG she is so amazing, knowledgable pf the fabrics, designs, materials (even to suit different climates), willingness to help, patience to listen to what you like and dislike as well as putting in valuable comments and suggestions on how the dress would look on my figure based on her experience.They have a great selection of material, from basic to highly classy and elegant red carpet look, to your liking to add/discount any design material to your liking, with reasonable price but high class service.For the first time, I believe in custom made clothing/dress. I have had the best gown shopping experience at dÍtalia , I will definitely be back for more custom made clothing in the future. But for now, I cant wait to see how my dream dress when it is done 🙂
mary p
Omg I love Suzanna! I brought in a picture of my dream wedding dress and she knew exactly which fabric was needed to achieve the look. I know they are heavily booked our for wedding dresses until end of 2016 but she was so helpful in booking me in. I feel much less stressed now because I feel that I'm in good hands 🙂
Nicole S.
Suzanna is amazing!!!! Called her one day to see if she could get me in for a wedding dress knowing that they are booked out to May 2016 and my wedding is March 2016...and she was able to book me in the next day, design my dream dress and know what I want by helping me pick the perfect lace and book me in with an amazing dress maker.... Let the dress making being!!!Highly recommended to brides wanting to design a dress that is not in the normal bridal shops.....
Kelly C.
After struggling to find the perfect dress at bridal stores, d'Italia was able to help me create my dream dress at a far more reasonable price! The fabric options are stunning and the service provided was considerate and very professional. Shuchi was absolutely wonderful in helping me to choose the ultimate fabric and clearly had a bounty of knowledge. I am so excited to have the final product personally tailored by one of d'Italia's talented seamstresses. Thank you d'Italia!
Linda H.
I've just booked to have my dream wedding dress made with d'Italia. Shut was so helpful and together we were able to select the perfect fabrics and lace. I'm so happy and I can't wait to see my dress come together, thanks to d'Italia 🙂
Kristy E.
Thank you sooo much for helping me! After months of trying on dresses and not finding "the one"I decided to get my dress made and found the staff at d'Italia fantastic- Shuchi helped me pick out fabrics and chose a dressmaker that was right for me, the style and the look I am trying to achieve. She made the whole process very exciting and I cannot wait to see the finished product! Thank you!!!
Jessica S.
My experience at d'Italia was absolutely amazing! Right from the start Suzanna made it a fun and comfortable experince, taking on board everything I wanted and helping me with ideas. As i don't have any family in Melbourne I went alone but Suzanna got excited along side with me and made the whole thing a great experience. The fabrics are all beautiful and her ideas and advice is great being honest and letting you know what will work and look good. It was all about making me happy with the outcome, didnt try to offer me things I couldnt afford and worked hard to achieve what I wanted in my price limit. I was a little late to book in as my wedding is so close but she worked hard to get me in and persuaded the dress maker to fit me in even though it was late notice. I really couldn't of asked for a better experince and I am so excited to see the outcome. I would highly reccommend d'Italia for anyone who wants their perfect dress at an affordable price! 🙂
Sam S.
Anika E.
If you’re looking for the highest quality wedding dress that fits perfectly then you must visit D’Italia! I loved that the personable staff at D’Italia were as passionate about creating my dream wedding dress as I was. Like most, I contacted D’Italia after months of searching and failing to find a wedding dress that felt like ‘the one’! From my first phone conversation with Suzanna at D'Italia to visiting the store, designing my dress and marveling at the exquisite fabrics (they are seriously amazing!), it was a seamless and stress-free process. I am now beyond excited to work with my Dressmaker, a leader in the bridal couture industry. Thanks D’Italia for making my dream wedding dress a reality!
Lizzy B.
Thank you so much Suzanna for helping me create the wedding dress of my dreams! With only two months until the big day, Suzanna at D'Italia moved swiftly into action, guiding me through my fabric choices explaining the pros and cons of each type and what would best suit the style I had in mind. Once we'd settled on the most gorgeous silks and a Chanel lace, Suzanna battled like a bulldog to arrange the most perfect couturier for me. I can't wait to share photos of my big day with you!
Manogi S.
wow!!! this place has the most amazing material you could find. I had such a good time with my mum here looking at fabrics and materials and all the different types of lace. There was so many beautiful material that it made it hard to choose. I have to say that i have been around so many wedding dress shops in Melbourne and cannot find anything that satisfies me with the style that I want.But coming here to d'italia was the best option. Great customer service, the lady there helped and gave me advice on fabrics and laces that suited me. I definitely felt like a princess in there and mum was more excited than me lol. Thank you d'italia for your great service and i am looking forward to seeing my Wedding dress. Definitely keeping you guys on my list and i also Recommend this Shop to anyone else who's having a hard time Dress Hunting.Noncey
Lori N.
Would love to thank Susanna for her warm welcome when my mother and I entered D'Italia and she did not stop there Susanna made me feel like the only bride in world by the end of consultation i walked out with not only amazing french fabrics but the image of my dress id only ever dreamed about and the best part was knowing it wasnt going to cost me an arm and leg can not wait to see my masterpiece Thank you again Susann
Maree B.
Today I had the most wonderful start to my journey of being a 'second time around' bride. As I was unsure of what kind of look I wanted, I was confidently assisted by Shuchi who helped me feel comfortable and excited about this significant and important decision. Fabrics chosen, style discussed, all now in hand due to the wonderful assistance of Shuchi and D'Italia. Thank you for making this decision and next steps so enjoyable, Maree xxx
Zoe K.
I am absolutely blown away with D'Italia.. I have just come home after visiting the Glenferrie Road store. I had a lovely lady named Shuchi help me choose fabric for my dream wedding dress! She was so lovely and helpful and made me feel extremely comfortable. She managed to find a perfect lace for my dress at a price that was under my budget. I cannot wait to see my dream dress come to life and I will be sure to spread the word about my experience with D'Italia. Thank you Shuchi!!! 🙂 🙂
Katie D.
I was referred to D'Italia by a friend after I fell in love with her amazing Wedding dress. Before I met with Shuchi yesterday I was worried that I would walk away disappointed as I really had my heart set on a complicated design that I was not sure would come together.Not only did Shuchi do an amazing job of simplifying the process for me, but she talked me through all of her fabric recommendations, as well as giving me some options on where I could or couldn't substitute fabric options to keep the dress within my budget.I have walked away happier than I even thought possible, and so excited that my dream dress is going to become a reality.Thank you so so much Shuchi and D'Italia - highly recommend to any future Brides to be who are looking for an option that can't be found off the rack. xx
Kate C.
After looking in numerous shops and trying dress after dress, I was unable to find 'the one'. Sure I liked the lace on that one and the skirt on the other but nothing was perfect for me! That's when I decided I would get it custom made and after trawling the internet, d'Italia really stood out to me - just from their website! My experience was nothing short of amazing, Suzanna bent over backwards to accommodate my budget and still get me the exact dress I wanted! I haven't been able to stop looking at the beautiful fabrics I have chosen - all French lace and Italian silks and can not wait to watch my dress start taking shape! One thing is for certain - I am going to feel like a princess, all thanks to d'Italia for making my dream come true!
Andrea R.
I had a wonderful experience today with Shuchi who planned out my wedding dress fabrics! She was so lovely and understanding of my pregnancy and budget. Amazing store, quality fabrics and wonderful service. Thank you!
Nikita P.
I found the experience of shopping for a wedding dress a difficult one. I'm only a "smidge" over 5 foot so everything i put on felt ridiculous - like I was a 5 year old trying on my mothers wedding dress. I went to all the designers on High Street but couldn't find the perfect thing.... that's when I decided to approach D'Italia. I went along with my mum, a rough sketch of a dress, and lots of reference images from online. I found the exact silk fabric that I wanted and some gorgeous laces! Shuchi from Malvern helped me pick the lace, I was deciding between two, and her experience with how the finished product would look gave me the confidence I needed. I am so glad I went with her choice - it was perfect. I was recommended to a lovely dressmaker Eva, who created the dress of my dreams. Thank you to D'Italia and Eva - You helped make my wedding day so absolutely perfect!!! I would definitely recommend.
Arlen O.
What a fantastic experience! After several visits to other dress stores, I was really underwhelmed with the options and quality of materials, not to mention the exorbitant prices for 'a label'. I am so thrilled to have found this store and I am really excited about having such wonderful experts help me make a unique dress. Shuchi helped me through the process of selecting materials and bringing together all the elements of 'my dream dress'. The consult itself was so smooth and easy, I left feeling confident that I had found the right people to make my dress. I cannot wait to see the final product - with such exquisite materials and talented dressmakers, I am more than confident it will be gorgeous!
Winnie & Jason Y.
Waking up panicked with only 7 months to the wedding, I was not able to find the wedding dress I wanted in the boutiques along Armadale and Brunswick in the months leading to this point.Queue in Shuchi and D'Italia, who were able to fit me in the same day of my calling and take me through the whole process of selecting the finest French lace and silk, effortlessly.In a couple of short hours, I was able to choose the fabrics, design my dress and contact my dressmaker in one Saturday afternoon.Thanks again Shuchi and the D'Italia team for getting my wedding dress on the right track!
Elisabeth P.
Having dragged my bridesmaids to several bridal gown stores I decided to go to D’italia. I’m a petite frame and I was concerned the altered off the rack dresses wouldn’t look the same as the original or fit well. My bridesmaids were busy on the day and I was apprehensive about going alone without a second opinion but there was no need….Shuchi was just wonderful. We went through the fabrics matching the satin and laces and she gave me honest and professional opinions. Then she chose a seamstress who lives in my suburb with hours to suit me as I have a very heavy work schedule, then showed me her gowns that were just stunning and similar style to the dress I had in mind. I’m so excited to be creating my own gown with such beautiful fabrics. A true one of a kind dress, it feels so special. Thanks D’italia.
Sarah V.
Amazing. All you need is a couple of ideas on what you're after and this place will help you finalise it. I'm a newbie when it comes to all this 'wedding stuff' and it was stressing me out big time. I had an idea of the style i wanted from a designer dress but the entire dress was not exactly my ideal dress. So I brought everything i liked to d'italia and they help me put everything together. The service was great. Shuchi helped me and was very knowledgeable. She was not pushy like the other staff in other bridal shops I went to previously, she was friendly, informative, and made some great suggestions. The price was also so much better than the quotes from other designer stores.I'm so excited about my dress and can't wait to see it finished.Thanks for the great experience d'italia!
Luisa H.
I came in with my mum and two of my bridesmaids and it was straight to dress business! Suzanna took me through the whole process and definitely knew her stuff when it came to using the best quality fabrics for the style I was after. I had been struggling with making a decision but she was amazing at putting together the vision I had for my dress and absolutely nailed it! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart! I'm so happy with your this personal service you've provided and made me feel so happy and at peace with getting it made. Luisa xx
Florie P.
what a beautiful experience! walked into the shop yesterday, confused and left the shop full of ideas and tips from Suzanna. today i went back and had a beautiful dress sketched by suzanne right in front of me to what i wanted and beyond my expectation. i can't wait to see the final result...Thank you Suzanna for preventing me from having a melt down from looking for 'my perfect' dress and avoiding me from going shops to shops to shops!
Natasha J.
I had met with Suzanna yesterday to discuss the design and fabric of my wedding dress. She was very helpful and made the process very enjoyable from start to finish. She allowed me to be in charge of the design and fabric choices from a range of beautiful options, providing her advise and recommendations to attain my dream dress. She was very patient and knew exactly what would suit me after only minutes of chatting. She worked with me to stay within my budget and brought down the price as much as possible while not affecting the quality of the dress. I will be part of the dress making process with the seamstress, so nothing is left to chance. My dress will turn out exactly how I envisioned and I am excited to see the final product! All the staff there are very lovely and helpful to deal with. I highly recommend d'Italia.
Katarina Z.
Went to d'Italia this afternoon with minimal expectations and an open mind (as I didn't want to be disappointed) I hoped that I could speak with a professional about how I envisioned my wedding dress. The beautiful lady who greeted us eased me into the process of designing a dress that would suit me perfectly. After only a few minutes of chatting she got my vision right away and even began saying “I know this is your style” pointing to certain laces behind her, and she was spot on! She created a sketch within seconds of my vision and finally the image I had of my dress was right on the page in front of me - what a moment that was! With her assistance we narrowed down the perfect fabrics to use for my destination wedding in Bali and worked together to meet my budget. I am so grateful that I came here. I was treated so incredibly and with such patience. I’ve left today knowing that I have my perfect wedding dress, suited to my taste, my personality and to my body. I cannot wait to wear it. A huge thank you! If you have any concerns about designing your own dress, don’t because you won’t reject it; d’Italia will make your vision a reality.
Rebecca D.
I am still glowing after my wonderful experience at my first consultation with the lovely Suzanna and her team at d'Italia. Never having had a garment made before, I was quite apprehensive before my visit about the whole concept of having such an important and special one - my wedding gown! - made from scratch by a dressmaker. However, Suzanna's obvious expertise, but also her warm and approachable nature, put me completely at ease. I am now not only extremely confident about having the gown of my dreams made for me, but also incredibly excited for the whole process to begin! I would wholeheartedly recommend d'Italia to any fussy bride-to-be like me, who knows what she wants and insists on the very best service! Thank you d'Italia!
Angie K.
I'm so glad a friend recommended DÍtalia - after struggling for ages to find the perfect dress, with the help of these ladies I was able to create exactly what I was looking for! They were so patient and helpful answering all thirty million questions I had and spent so much time to help me create the dress of my dreams. My dressmaker is so experienced and such a nice person, making the journey so easy - I am in such great hands - which is exactly what you want for the most important day of your life. Thank you! xx
Tiji H.
Looking forward to meeting my dressmaker and seeing my gown come together after a fabulous day at d'Italia. Thanks Suzanna!
Marion G.
After scouring Pinterest for months I knew EXACTLY what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. Unfortunately none of the stores had anything close to what I was after. Enter Suzanne and the team at d'Italia! They were able to design the dress I wanted and helped me to choose the fabrics that would suit my particular design requirements. I couldn't have asked for a more stressfree wedding dress experience. The fabrics were gorgeous and the prices were just right and they put me on to the most fabulous seamstress who has turned those beautiful fabrics into the most stunning gown. I highly recommend d'Italia for brides on a budget or for brides who have a particular dress in mind but can't find it in a store.
Anna C.
After visiting so many bridal stores in Melbourne, I must say I was most impressed by D'Italia. I went in today and they were very knowledgeable and helpful. They would work around your budget without compromising the style of the gown you want. I was so stressed because I couldn't quite find the dress I wanted and the other stores I visited didn't have as big of a range of fabrics/appliques to choose from, not to mention they cost an arm and leg! Now I'm just so glad I found D'Italia. Highly recommended!
Tiffany Jo A.
Wedding Dresses by d'Italia was by far the answer to my prayers! After looking at dresses at many shops and being disappointed somehow, it was such a pleasure going into d'Italia. Suzanna was very helpful and very accommodating. She also made the whole experience fun and entertaining! d'Italia is for any bride-to-be who has been let down by the average quality dresses in the shops and wants to create their dream wedding dress.
Sophie F.
This morning I walked into d'Italia, after a friend had recommended their range of magnificent lace and fabrics. I had recently purchased a wedding dress online and although I was content with it I was not in love with it. I asked the very accommodating assistant if there was any possibility that I would be able to have a dress made before January (my wedding). Within about 45 minutes I had chosen the lace and fabric and had a dress maker willing to make my dress. I am so excited about going through this process of having my dress made for the big day. Thank you d'Italia for all your help and reassurance I could ask for nothing more than absolute peace of mind.
Natasha M.
I was fortunate to have my engagement ring passed onto me by my beloved grandmother, which my fiancé got remade in the same style with “his” diamonds being paved down each side of the band. My engagement ring has always been special to me, and I wished to find a dress just as magical. I tried on many dresses in bridal boutiques, but I always felt frumpy and didn’t feel special in any of them, nothing ever felt “right”. I always remembered seeing an advertisement last year (2013) for d’Italia in the Melbourne Wedding & Bride magazine, I thought about it so often that I eventually decided to make an appointment this year to view the beautiful fabrics and laces available. I am so glad that I did! As soon as I stepped through the door, and before I had even spoken to anyone, I had the immediate feeling that I had found my dress! Suzanna met me with a beaming smile and was an absolute delight to work with! As soon as she drew a sketch of my dress, I felt like she was my fairy godmother and already knew what I wanted! I was a truly an extremely happy bride-to-be after seeing my dress come to life on paper. Even though it was only a sketch, the dress was breathtaking and I got so excited! When she placed the french lace I would choose for my dress in front of me, I teared up and instantly knew that I had found “the dress”. The service provided to me was second to none, and I would highly recommended d’Italia to everyone! They stock a wide range of absolutely gorgeous fabrics for any function and for any budget! The best part was that I was treated like a princess and was placed upon a pedestal the entire time I was in the shop! I was truly impressed by the service and friendship that I received, and was left breathless by the quality and beauty of the fabrics, that I decided to also choose fabrics for my 4 bridesmaids, flower girl and ties for my beloved groom, groomsmen and page boy! Suzanna even went a step further by recommending a very lovely and dedicated couturier, who will soon be in the process of bringing my beautiful wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses to life. I cannot compliment Suzanna and Shuchi enough for their help and expertise through the entire process! I am extremely excited and happy to be able to say that I have had such a stress free time organizing my wedding gown for this November, and I will be able to tell everyone with pride that the beautiful Italian silks, satins and French laces for my gown and our entire bridal party were made from the gorgeous fabrics I found at d’Italia. From the bottom of my heart, I thank them very VERY much! <3
Alissa S.
I had an underwhelming experience wedding dress shopping, not to mention that I was dreaming of dresses every night! Everything I tried on didn't fit me (I am a pear shape) and if it did the detailing was not at all my taste. I wasn't tempted at all to buy anything. I decided to find out prices for dressmaking and after being told by 2-3 others that it would cost at least 4-6k I was pretty miserable. By the end of the day I got in touch with D'Italia and told them my budget and what I was after. Suzanna promised me she would be able to keep it within budget and that I would get my dream dress. I went in the next day, chose the most gorgeous silk, lace and belt and then got set up with a dressmaker all within my budget (I even got a discount so that it stayed within budget). Suzanna kept her word, was relaxed, encouraging and put my mum and I at ease. She wasn't pushy with me, like other reviewers have said and I found the prices of the couture and fabric (combined) so much more affordable than any other professional place I have been to. A few hours later I called the dressmaker Mary and she was also so lovely. We set up an appointment to meet and chat about my dress for two weeks time. It's been an amazing day! I'd encourage any girl who has been disappointed in bridal shops to give D'Italia a go. They make you feel how a bride should feel - beautiful, relaxed, confident, in control and anticipating something great!
Chloe F.
I have recently brought a fabulous gown for my sister's wedding from d'Italia. i am extremely happy when i fit it because i was so beautiful and elegant. the good thing also with this shop is the staffs are friendly and helpful.
Alex M.
Wow! This place is amazing! Fabrics are beautiful and so exclusive. Will definitely be going back. 🙂
Stephanie Q.
The team at d'Italia exceeded my expectations! Suzanna is warm hearted, kind, and professional. I brought in plenty of ideas and she steered me in the right direction with all of her knowledge. My gown is beautiful, made of the very best materials on offer. I felt very well looked after and I as special as every bride should feel! A tremendous experience!
Kellie W.
I had bought some fabric for my wedding dress. My dress maker had hummed and harred and finally told me that the fabric just wasn't going to work. I contacted D'Italia with a mild amount of panic wondering if they could help me with just weeks until the big day. Not living in Melbourne i wondered how it was going to come together but they asked what I was looking for, emailled me pictures of different laces until I found one I fell in love with.They advised me it would take about 6 weeks for my fabric to come from France, a month to the day and the fabric was on my doorstep.Thank you for all your help, you made a panicking Bride to be sleep a little easier.
Danelle A.
Was shopping with my two beautiful bridesmaids and master Z, finding dresses that either didn't sit quite right, too much material in the skirt, in-between sizes etc. etc. I had a good idea of what I wanted and Shuchi patiently guided me through the design and stunning laces to choose from. Thanks Shuchi!
Emma H.
I just LOVED my experience at d'Italia... So warm and helpful, and my wedding dress was, in 1 word, WOW! Thank you Suzanna for going above and beyond, contributing to my perfect wedding day 🙂
Sonya R.
Best quality fabrics in Melbourne by far. The staff were great, very helpful and friendly.
Shuchika B.
The best fabric store.They have the best Italian fabrics and the most gorgeous French laces.Suzanna was very very helpful and i loved her service:-)

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