Post # 1
I am new on here and recently engaged.
The date for my wedding is set for May 2013 (San Francisco).
I am seriously considering having a dress made for my wedding, however, I don’t want to use some random person. But I’d rather use someone that has some experience making WEDDING gowns, and who others have used before, that has reasonable pricing (I do not want to spend more than 1k on the dress + alterations).
Also, I am a tall bride (6’2 without shoes) and would need extended length.
I’ve run into some websites, such as dressinmoda.com, and others that feature gowns I like, but I’m not sure about dresses made in China, etc.
Any advice or words of wisdom, or advice to go about ordering dresses, getting a dress custom made, etc.?
Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
I had my dress altered with Mina’s Design and Tailoring in LA and had a wonderful experience over two years ago. She also makes custom design wedding dresses. Had I known about her ability to custom make wedding dresses I would had have her design my wedding dress. I was new to the OC area and had already purchase my dress in Northern Cali and had relocated to OC to plan my wedding. I heard many horror stories on wedding dress alternations and did not want to risk having my wedding dress ruin so i went to her for a consultation. My dress turned out wonderful. When I was at her studio, I saw 3 custom made dresses on the maniquins which were beautiful. She told me that she would be able to custom make a dres for me with a minimum price of 1k, dependent on what I wanted and the type of fabric. I’m sure the more exquisite the design and fabric, the more expensive the dresses are.
Here’s her direct website if you’re interested.
Post # 4
I will look into using her!
Post # 5
I got my dress made from an etsy store bellecouturier out of California and I loved it. I did do a thread and there is pics
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Branda’s Golden Stitch in Petaluma (about 40 miles north of SF) is amazing! She does custom gowns as well as alterations; if I’d thought about it early enough I would have had her make mine.
She has done many dresses for me over the years, as well as my wedding gown– this is what she did for me: