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What does ‘made-to-measure’ mean?
The term ‘made-to-measure’, ‘bespoke’ or ‘custom-made’ describes the traditional couture process of having a wedding gown made to fit your individual body measurements. We design your dream wedding dress, source the fabric, patternmake, cut and sew a gown to your exact measurements, incorporating all the requirements you need (style, colour, fabrics, trimmings, etc).
How long will a wedding gown take to produce?
We require 4 – 6 months for a wedding gown. If you have less than 6 months until your wedding, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
What is the price range for an Elvi wedding gown?
Our tea-length wedding gowns start from $1950 and our full-length gowns start from $2450 (price is dependent on lace and fabric selected). We only use good quality fabrics such as silk and lace. We are more than happy to offer a complimentary design consultation to give you a quote on your wedding dress.
Our prices are inclusive of all fabric, trims and fittings. We require a 40% deposit to confirm the order, the balance can be paid in instalments.
When can I book a design consultation and how much will it cost?
We offer a complimentary obligation free design consultation. Sandra will sit down with you to discuss what suits you and design your wedding gown. You will also have the opportunity to try on our sample gowns.
Where do you source your fabrics from?
We source our fabric and laces from all over the world. We work with a wide range of silks and laces from France, Italy and Japan.
Where is the Elvi design studio located?
Our studio is located in Kalamunda, a 30 minute drive from Perth. Kalamunda is a picturesque town in the hills of Perth with plenty of cafes and boutiques to make a great day out.
I live overseas or interstate, can you make a made-to-measure gown for me?
We often make gowns for women that live overseas or interstate, it is possible provided that we have plenty of time and you intend to visit Perth a couple of times in the lead up to your wedding. The Elvi Design studio is located 15 minutes from Perth Airport.
Do you do alterations to existing gowns?
Yes, we now offer an alteration service. We can work with you to incorporate vintage/heirloom fabrics and laces into your Elvi ‘made-to-measure’ wedding dress or alter an existing gown.
Alteration appointments are strictly on a Tuesday afternoon from 3pm to 7pm. A $75 consultation fee is paid upon booking an appointment, this fee is then taken off your alterations should you decide to go ahead. We require 3 months notice for alterations.
Do you make flower girl dresses?
Yes, we can make a flower girl dress to compliment your Elvi ‘made-to-measure’ wedding dress.
Do you make bridesmaid dresses?
We are not currently taking bookings for bridesmaids dresses.
Can you make matching ties for the groom and bridal party?
Yes, we can make matching ties for the groom and bridal party providing the fabric is suitable.