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Wedding Reception Dress

Welcome to d’Italia, Your Destination for Exquisite Wedding Reception Dresses in Australia


Though your wedding dress may be the perfect choice for your walk down the aisle, you might discover that it doesn’t quite fit the choice for your first dance. You might have chosen a traditional wedding dress that hinders your ability to move freely or a form-fitting bridal dress with a corset bodice that restricts your dancing with your friends Opting for reception dress for a bride is entirely optional, without any rigid expectations or assumptions that a bride must have a completely new look for the evening festivities. The reception dress serves as an enjoyable surprise, offering another glimpse of the bride’s personality. From modern cocktail reception dresses and minimalist slips to chic pantsuits and couture-inspired silhouettes with playful lengths, the options are endless Regardless of your reason, we are here to assist you in finding the perfect wedding after-party dress.

Long Reception Dresses
Long reception dresses are perfect for keeping a more traditional vibe while allowing you a little more freedom and a slightly more casual and relaxed look, with feminine lace details, plunge necklines, beaded details, and statement leg splits. They keep all the drama of a wedding dress without restricting you.

Minimalist Reception Dresses

Achieve an understated and exquisite look by choosing a well-cut slip dress that gracefully drapes in all the right areas. Infused with an aura of lightness, slip dresses are ideal for a warm summer reception. These dresses exude effortless chic and require minimal adornment, with just a touch of gold or silver through delicate and minimalist fine jewellery.

Reception Wedding Dress

Short Reception Dress

Opting for mini reception dresses adds a flirty, playful, and dance-friendly touch to your wedding look. These wedding reception dresses for bride are especially ideal for summer weddings, but they can create a jaw-dropping and head-turning reception ensemble in any venue. The array of styles available is vast, offering everything from open backs to sparkling sequins, high necklines to flirty cutouts, ensuring that anyone can discover a short wedding dress that perfectly matches their vibe.

Custom Wedding Reception Dress

We understand that finding the perfect wedding reception dress in Australia can be a daunting task, but worry not, our experienced bridal consultants are here to guide you every step of the way. With a keen eye for style and a deep understanding of bridal fashion, our bridal consultants will help you explore various options and find a dress that perfectly complements your personality and vision.

With our curated collection of exquisite bridal gowns, personalized assistance and a celebration of individual style, we are committed to making your bridal shopping experience a dream come true. Book an appointment and let us be a part of your unforgettable wedding journey.

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.

Short Reception Dress


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


Women’s Suits


Mother of the Bride garment dress


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)


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



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



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



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

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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!!


Ready to wear wedding dresses are those that you can find in a store or order online, while custom wedding dresses are made specifically for you. A custom wedding gown will often fit better as they are made to your exact measurements and allow more creative freedom in terms of design. With custom gowns, you’ll be able to get the perfect fit, choose your own fabric and design details, and end up with a one-of-a-kind dress that you’ll love.
The time it takes to make a custom wedding dress will vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of materials. In general, however, you should begin working on your dress 12-18 months before your wedding date. This will give you plenty of time to communicate with your designer, make any necessary adjustments as you come in for regular fittings, and receive your wedding gown in plenty of time for a final fitting before your big day.


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)

The cost of a custom wedding dress will vary depending on the materials used and the complexity of the design. In general, however, you can expect to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500+ on a custom wedding dress. Of course, if you have your heart set on something extravagant with layers of multiple fabrics and applique, the price may vary.
There are many different types of fabrics that can be used for a custom wedding gown, including silk, satin, lace, and tulle. The type of fabric you choose will likely depend on the overall style of your dress as well as your budget. Our expert designers and consultants can help you with fabric selection and working out all the details of your custom gown.
Of course! We would love to help you bring your vision to life. Whether you have a sketch or a Pinterest board full of inspiration, our designers will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind gown that you’ll love.

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.