D’Italia’s talented team of bridal gown designers will sketch up your dream gown and bring your ideas to life!
At d’Italia every bridal gown that we design is different from the one before it, which makes this process even more special for us. We will work with you one-on-one to discuss all of your ideas and bridal vision. All of this information helps our wonderful bridal designers get a good sense of your style and personality so we can ensure that your custom dress perfectly reflects you and all that you love.
At d’Italia, our dress designers are all qualified and experienced in bridal design, garment construction, fabric knowledge, pattern-making and styling. Our talented team can hand-sketch your custom bridal gown alongside you during your initial appointment with us. Your wedding dress designer will also be able to help you with fine-tuning your style and give you advice on what details and fabrics will flatter you and your body shape the best. Once all of your ideas are finalised and your custom design is refined, you will be guided through our incredible range of exclusive French laces and luxurious silks where you will then get to select your very own fabrics for your custom piece.
D’Italia specialise in producing intricate laces, delicately embroidered tulles and hand-crafted beaded fabrics to complete your special and unique gown. Our Wedding dress designers will guide you in selecting and customising these fabrics to create a unique one-off piece for your very own wedding dress. The custom process will give you the opportunity to take creative control of your very own gown, with the help of our very talented designers and expert bridal couturiers. The options are truly limitless!
If you’re looking for a wedding dress designer in Melbourne, d’Italia’s beautiful Malvern boutique is a one-stop shop. We pride ourselves on delivering impeccable craftsmanship with the highest quality fabrics, comparable to some of Australia’s top 10 wedding dress designers. Each of our designers has extensive knowledge and experience within the bridal industry. D’Italia has specialised in custom couture for over 18 years and is renowned as one of the Best Wedding Dress Designers in Melbourne. Our boutique offers a stunning array of exclusive fabrics, unique hand-crafted gowns, a collection of delicate veils and plenty of inspiration for you to begin your custom journey with us!
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:
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.