(Closed) AUSSIE BEES How much was your custom gown?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hello 🙂 I didn’t have a custom made dress but a couple of people raved to me about Annette of Melbourne, so to get an idea of costs I searched for her dresses on the Still White website as brides list the price they paid and post photos. You might be able to find other Aussie custom designers on there too. Hope this helps!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

My dress isn’t custom made but I did run into a few shops in Sydney and the cheapest I looked at was around $4500. It really depends on what kind of embellishments you want on that dress.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I’m looking in to this at the moment too. A friend of mine got married last week and had her dress custom made by Steven Khalil and spent in excess of $20k. I think it really depends on what you want as well.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

If you’re in Sydney have a look at Corston Couture – they can start from about 4k and the dressmaker was soooo lovely!

all the dresses on their website were a bit OTT for my taste but she had some lovely simple samples too.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Hi, if you are in Melbourne check out Belle et Blanc

http://www.belleetblanc.com.au/

My bridesmaid dresses are from there (my gown is being made by a family friend) and the team have been most efficient in letting us personalise the gowns to suit each figure

 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Mine was made by Mussared Design (Melbourn) for $3K. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My best friend had a custom gown made by MXM couture in Brisbane and it was $11 000. Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous dress, but soooooo expensive.

I’m getting mine from a small independent bridal studio in New Zealand, it’s costing me $2k. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I am getting mine made by a lady I heard about from my fiances Mother. She used to work at Collette Dinnigan! She pointed me in the right direction for fabric stores, then met me there to purchase the fabric (and make sure it would work for what I wanted) and now just waiting for the calico fitting. I picked the most incredible embellished lace (all pearls) and the total cost of the dress is $3500. 

 

That was by far the cheapest. I also went to a couple of other places and they quoted $5+ for couture.

 

Will post pics after the gown is made!

 

PS SomeBlonde I LOVE MXM couture gowns, they’re incredible!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I was quoted starting price of $12k for toni maticevski and price of $19k for paulo sebastian 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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PorcelainBelle:  Thats interesting about D’Italia. I went to them and they were quoting me between $6k-$8 to design a custom dress based on a maggie sottero inspiration, when that Maggie retails at only $3300 compared. So i went with Brides Closet in Sydney, only had to go in store once for measurements, and got exactly what I wanted for $1800. 
Im glad you had a better experience with them though.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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PorcelainBelle:  

I also am surprised! I went in to D’Italia and they quoted me nearly $7k for the same dress I am having made for $3500. They also charge a lot for fabric, and the actual dressmaker doesn’t get as much as they probably should, that was my issue also. Not to mention being incredibly pushy. 

I am so glad you had a great experience with them because I didn’t. 

You’re also right – not a lot of ‘simple’ options available in store. There were some I found in Catherine R Couture that were gorgeous, and even Rebecca Gilbert.

 

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