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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?
The process of creating your custom made wedding dress will take approximately 6 months. At present, we are only takings bookings from February 2021 onwards, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
What is the price range for an Elvi wedding gown?
Our tea-length and full-length wedding gowns start from $4000 (price is dependent on lace and fabric selected). We only use exceptional quality fabrics such as silk and lace. We are more than happy to offer a complimentary design consultation to provide you with a quote on your wedding dress.
Our quote for your made to measure wedding dress is inclusive of all fabric, trims, labour and fittings (there are no alteration fees or hidden extras). We require a 40% deposit to confirm the order, the balance can be paid in instalments.
Do you have samples that I can try on?
Yes! We create new samples each year and we have approximately 15 designs you can view and try on to get an idea of the quality of our work and the designs that we can create. You can purchase a made to measure wedding dress based on one of our sample designs or we can sketch up a design to suit you. Our sample gowns are a size 10.
I have a design in mind, can you create it?
Yes! Bring your ideas with you to your design consultation and we will discuss what design features you like and how they can be brought to life. Sandra will sketch up a design to suit you and suggest suitable fabrics for the design.
When can I book a design consultation and how much will it cost?
We meet with brides in the afternoon mid-week or on Saturdays. We offer a complimentary (YES, IT’S FREE!) obligation free design consultation. Sandra will sit down with you to discuss what suits you and design your made to measure wedding gown. You will also have the opportunity to try on our sample gowns and have a play with different fabric options.
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.
Are Elvi Design wedding dresses ethically made?
We are proud to say that each of our Elvi brides are wearing a wedding gown that has been made in an ethical environment. Every single garment we produce is handmade in our studio, nothing leaves the premises and you can even see us at work when you visit.
Where is the Elvi design studio located?
Our studio is located in Kalamunda, a 30 minute drive from the city of Perth.
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.
What sizes do you cater for?
We can make wedding dresses for any size! It doesn’t matter if you are a size 6 or a size 20, we have lots of experience in creating gowns for different body shapes. What we enjoy most, is creating a gown for a bride who has struggled to find the right gown whether it be because of her size or her style. There is nothing better than a bride having the perfect gown for them and we don’t believe that size should limit your choice!
Do you make veils and accessories?
Yes, we can make whatever your heart desires! We have a range of veils and handmade headpieces that you can try on with your dress. If you have an idea for something a little different, share it with us and we can work the idea you have in mind.
Do you do alterations to existing gowns?
Yes, we 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.