Making your gown
A step by step guide explaining the made to measure process.
We begin with a one hour free consultation (valued at $120.00) to
help you determine what style and colour gown will suit you, both
personally and for the type of event you are planning.Be it a traditional church wedding or a carefree beach wedding !
A sketch will be drawn for you,and a quote given which includes
all fabric, fittings and GST The quote you will take with you, the sketch
remains with Deborah until you are ready to book.
Quotations are valid for 30 days due to changing prices of fabrics and imported material
We offer a second appointment free to show your mum and/or your best
friends and make a final decision. (Additional pre-order fitting
appointments are charged at $100.00 per hour.
We begin the process of manufacturing your beautiful gown.....
We take measurements, contact details and payment. We have two payment options:
1. Payment in full, up front, with a 5% discount, or
2. Three payment installments: The first due at this consultation before any fabrics can be purchased
The second due at second fitting
The third and final payment one week before gown is picked up
Every Deborah Selleck couture gown is manufactured 'in house'.
The salon has workrooms attached, and all work is done on-site by her professional team .
This ensures a personalized, professional service that puts You the bride first and foremost.
1 st. Fitting
This fitting takes place 3 months before your wedding .With your measurements we took at booking date, we make a "toile" which is calico basic version of your gown and fit this exactly to your body. This first fitting allows us to make any fit and size change adjustments before we cut the expensive silk fabric and laces we will use for your gown. Bring shoes and underwear that you have chosen to this fitting!
2 nd. Fitting
This fitting takes place 2 months before your wedding.
Bring shoes and chosen underwear
The gown is now in the actual fabric. Intricate lace and beading details are tacked to garment but as yet unfinished.
Fit adjustments ,hem lines, and movement are checked and finalized .
A second payment instalment is made.
3 rd. Fitting
This fitting takes place 3-4 weeks before your wedding
The gown is nearing completion. Laces and beading details are sewn to the dress.
Accessories such as veils , jewellery etc. are tried on , and any final adjustments are marked.
Outstanding balance on gown is finalized and paid.
4 th. and Final Fitting
Your gown is complete!
You try on your gown one final time before picking it up and check workmanship . This appointment
is booked for one week before your wedding to be sure the gown will fit perfectly on the day.
Gown and accessories are packed ready to go with you on magical wedding day.