d’Italia stocks a wide variety of fabrics in different colours to get your bridesmaid dresses custom made in Melbourne
Some brides in the past have had their bridal gown made with us, but have opted to have their bridesmaids’ dresses either bought or made cheaply with another source. A number of these brides have come back after their weddings and told us how they wished they had gone the extra mile to do the made of honour dresses and dresses for bridesmaids properly. They complain that the girls looked very ordinary in the wedding photos and there is this deep regret that they didn’t “do it properly”, which they will experience every time they look back at their treasured photos of “the day” …
Lets think about it logically… Firstly, it is virtually impossible to get a perfect fit anywhere for anyone when buying off the rack bridesmaids’ dresses. Secondly, it is very difficult to choose a style that will suit differing body shapes and sizes. Then try to find that “right” style in the colour you want in all the right sizes – when there are more than two bridesmaids in the wedding party you are guaranteed to find yourself up against a wall! This is why many, many brides opt to have their bridesmaids’ gowns custom made with us, where the only major decision is what colour and lengths the dresses will be and the rest is relatively easy.
Even if the styles are unknown, there are standard fabric lengths needed which simply depend on whether the dresses are floor length or shorter. Once you have come into our bridal shop and identified your colour and fabric, we will advise how much fabric you would need for custom made bridesmaids dresses. If you are happy with your choice, then it’s as simple as ordering the fabric to qualify you for a referral to one of our seamstresses. Once booked in with a dressmaker, all the guess-work is over – our seamstresses can help your maid of honour and bridesmaids’ find their ideal styles to flatter each of them optimally – or there are a number of basic styles which suit most body shapes altogether.
The girls will ALL look their ultimate best, as they will be able to have individual styles which fit them PERFECTLY in the EXACT colour you always wanted for your wedding theme.
d’Italia is renowned in the bridal industry for the creation of superb wedding dresses, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and mother of the bride or groom outfits.
d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.
Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.
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:
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:
“NOT AS MUCH AS ONE WOULD THINK FOR GENUINE COUTURE.” – THE AGE
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.