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Designer Couture Wedding Dresses & Bridal Gowns Melbourne

Uniquely made with high-quality fabric & lace to fit your body perfectly

Couture Bridal Dresses

d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress you want, with custom-built corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality Italian silks and genuine French laces.

Whether you want to base the style of your dress on a designer gown you love but can’t afford, or want a vintage style, or need one which respects special religious requirements (such as full lace sleeves), or need a more low-key style for a beach or garden wedding, d’Italia has the designer laces and silks and exceptional couturiers and dressmakers to make your vision a reality…all at an affordable cost.

You can bring in all your ideas and we will help you fine-tune the design if need be. Once the perfect combination of fabric has been chosen we will work out what the cost will be and refer you to one of our expert bridal gown couturiers to create your custom couture bridal gowns to perfection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Pricing

d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

Cocktail/formal/ evening dresses

$1500

Women’s Suits

$1400

Mother of the Bride garment dress

$1500

The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

  • Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 – $3,000
  • With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)

“NOT AS MUCH AS ONE WOULD THINK FOR GENUINE COUTURE.” – THE AGE

Why Should You Go For Custom-made Over Pre-made?

  • Custom-made gives brides the opportunity to design their very own couture wedding gown from start to finish.
  • Brides will have full creative control throughout the whole process so you will end up with that perfect unique gown exactly how you want it.
  • Custom-made is done in step by step stages, with multiple fittings to ensure your custom bridal gown fits you perfectly by the end.
  • Alterations are done along the custom process and is included in the set price so you will not have to worry about paying any additional amounts.
  • Our high-end couture wedding dresses are all hand-made right here in our Melbourne-based studios, by the most experienced and reputable bridal couturiers to ensure your wedding dress Is made to the highest quality.
  • Our exquisite range of Italian silks and French laces are made to the highest possible quality, with majority of our embellished lace range, being hand-made to ensure accuracy and optimal quality.

Unfortunately, off-the-rack dresses don’t always allow for customisations, therefore brides often have to compromise greatly on what they’re after. Along with this, pre-made gowns are often constructed from nasty synthetic materials which can look plastic-like and even cause irrational as they are produced from heavy chemicals. Bridal gowns that are pre-made will never guarantee that perfect fit as they aren’t made to your body measurement. You will most likely need to pay additional for alterations which on average can cost $500-$1000, sometimes even more… yikes!!

How does it work?

There are no designer fees with d’Italia. Meet with a designer to sketch out your dream gown and select your very own luxurious fabrics to bring your ideas to life. You’ll get a genuine custom couture dress, made from scratch, to fit you perfectly- for a fraction of the costs. Read More

Want to try on your dream gown in store? d’Italia Collective offers a beautiful range of pre-made bridal gowns made from some of the Worlds’ finest fabrics and laces and designed right here in Melbourne. Click to discover our latest in-store collection

1

Book

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

2

Design

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

3

Create

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

FAQ

At d’Italia we generally work 12-18 months in advance of events. Creation of the perfect couture gown takes time and lots of precision and care. Appointments and fittings are spread out over a number of months, deliberately planned out into the future so that there is no unnecessary stress involved and so we can ensure that you have an enjoyable, smooth and stress-free experience. Production of your gown may not begin immediately, however your gorgeous fabrics and laces will be ordered straight away to ensure that we have plenty of time to have fun and create something gorgeous together during your fittings.

Pricing varies depending greatly on a number of factors- such as the fabrics and laces that you select uniquely for your custom gown, along with your basic body measurements and the complexity of your design. To receive an accurate costing please reach out to our team here. 

 

The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including construction and fabric is:

Without lace, beading or embellishments- $2,500 – $3,000

With lace, beading and/or embellishments- $3,500+ (average)

Yes, it is definitely possible to be able to re-create that exact bridal gown that you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, not only is it possible to re-create a World class couture gown, but we believe that your gown will be much better than an off-the-rack bespoke piece. Whether you’ve sketched it up yourself or have images and inspiration ideas to share, our talented team of designers can bring them to life. Our in-store designers have a great eye for detail and can refer to any image and confidently recommend the appropriate and most suitable materials and laces to be able to re-create your vision and goal. 

 

Discover more about our ‘copy it’ service here.

Each bride is given UNLIMITED FITTINGS. The custom-made process is done in step by step stages, with multiple fittings to ensure that your custom-made gown fits you perfectly and looks exactly how you dreamed it to be. On average most brides require only 3-5 fittings, however every bride is given the opportunity to meet with their dressmaker an unlimited amount of times.

Our team is all about making your bridal dream possible, so if you have a short-time frame we urge you to get in contact with us TODAY! Occasionally, we have spots become available and our dressmakers are able to take on extra bookings for brides after a bespoke custom-made gown.  

 

Alternatively, you can view our latest pre-made collection in store and either place a rush order or purchase your dream gown off the rack. To find out more about our latest designer collection click here. 

No. The alteration process is done throughout each fitting by our designer wedding dressmakers and is included in the set price so that you don’t have to worry about paying any additional amounts. However, please keep in mind that if you change your style dramatically or if the fit needs to be altered quite significantly, minor additional fees may apply.

Brides.

Sophie

Tahlia

Sarah

Samantha

Julia

Amber