FAQ

How much does it cost to get a bespoke dress made?

Each bride’s vision and journey is unique. As such pricing varies for each process. We are able to discuss pricing with you at your initial consultation.

It is important to have a budget in mind, we are then able to give you a quote based on the information you provide to us. This then becomes you guide price point.

Our wedding dress prices start from £1200 which depends on the style of dress and fabrics & trims used.

For price range on evening wear,  please email info@houseofeliora.co.uk

Do I need to book a consultation?

Yes all Consultation are by appointments only and are done face to face on a one to one basis. These appointments are generally held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Morning. We offer Morning afternoon and evening appointments between 10am – 6pm evening appointments are available email us to check our availability.

We have in house samples available to try on which are 8-12 dress size. Samples can be seen throughout our website. All appointments held at North London.

Consultation Fee

There is a consultation fee of £20 we require this to be paid 48 hours after we confirm the date to secure the booking.

Design and costing

I will use sketches and fabric swatches to communicate a design and costing for the dress. Once the outline design of the dress has been discussed and approved by the bride, and the costs agreed, the commissioned dress is scheduled into my production timetable, bearing in mind the date and time-frame for the wedding day.

How long does it take to make a garment?

Ideally bespoke dresses need 6-9 months to complete. This time frame varies depending on the complexity of the dress and time of year, it is intended as a guide.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements

What is the process of having a bespoke dress made?

At the initial consultation we will look at images and fabrics and talk through potential designs. My design process involves interpreting the ideas we have discussed, understanding the bride as an individual and how she would like to express herself. I also consider the feel of the occasion, nature of the venue and the time of year.

How Many fittings will I need for my wedding dress?

Usually 2-3 fittings are needed to complete the design and development of your wedding design. If any changes are made resulting in further cutting an additional fitting would be needed to ensure you are happy to proceed to the next stage. A further fitting is required once the shell of your wedding dress is ready.

Measurements & weight loss

Our gowns are tailored made to the initial measurements taken at your appointment. This are the agreed measurements we use to construct your dress.

Any weight fluctuation may have a significant impact on the design process. As such if you plan on any weight loss our experience has shown it’s sensible to wait until you are “body ready”

Depending on the date of your wedding we need to agree a deadline to take your body measurements. Which we would need to construct your paper pattern for your first fittings.

If you encounter significant weight gain or loss after the agreed measurements deadline please note that we may need to make further adjustments to your wedding gown which will be charged.

Payments & Deposits

We accept bank transfers, PayPal and cash. In order to secure your wedding dress order we would need initial payment of 50% deposit which is Non Refundable

The remaining balance is due once you are happy with your shell fitting appointment. Your wedding dress will then be finished and approved by you. Any outstanding balance should be paid at least 30 days before the agreed collection/ delivery of your wedding dress.

What is your refund policy?

All dresses are made to order to your specifications, therefore are non refundable, However, you will be heavily involved with the whole wedding dress making process, and provided with a design and fabric samples along the way, so there won’t be any surprises! 

Do you do Alterations?

Unfortunately, we do not do alteration to old or shop bought dresses or offer alterations service to brides. We only work on our own designs. We do of course alter garments from us, if necessary