Things to ask your Bridal Gown Designer

Every bride should look her bestest on her wedding day so it’s really important that the best couture or designer would be the one who’ll do the bride’s once-in-lifetime dream wedding gown. But then, for a budget couple, it still should be within the means.

  • name
  • date of event
  • tentative location
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

During initial inquiry ask your Bridal Gown Couture or Designer about…

  • Bridal Gown rates
  • inclusions of the package
    • with primary veil? embroidered or not?
    • with secondary veil?
    • with arrhae?
    • with pillows?
    • with bible?
    • with garter?
    • with bag/clutch?
    • with head piece?
    • with bridal assistance on your wedding day?
    • with free repair after the wedding?
    • with free delivery to your hotel before the wedding?
    • with free mannequin use for on the day photo op?
    • with free shoe embellishment?
  • recommendation for appropriate and quality design for your body type, theme and budget
  • recommendation for the style to be used on the gown (like for example thin embroidery, thick embroidery, lace etc)
  • recommendation for the appliques to be used if there is any (types of beads whether pearl or white opal, swarovski etc)
  • contract details (package upgrade, package downgrade, cancellation etc)
  • lead time for the creation of the bridal gown (usually around 6-8 months standard, depending on the complexity of the design)
  • total number of fittings
  • preferred means of communication (especially for overseas brides) like email, vier, FB, skype etc
  • measurement updates (for overseas brides)
  • do they provide work in progress email? (usually for overseas brides)
  • security deposits
  • payment terms (full payment or cash)
  • preferred payment type (cash, remittance or through bank deposit)
  • freebie, promo or discount if you booked them durinh Bridal Fairs
  • discount if they will make your Mothers gowns,  groom’s suit and/or whole entourage gowns
  • tentative delivery date of the gown (usually the date before)
  • recommendation for dry cleaning shop or for gown preservation (vacuum packed storage, in boxes etc)
  • other supplier recommendations like Stylist, Video team, HMUA, coordinator etc

You can check also our other blog post for Filipino Wedding Gown Couture to give you an idea of their possible rates.

**Tip!** Be sure you have your desired peg (at least 3) and BE SPECIFIC with what you like. From this, your desired designer/couturier would know the possible range of your gown.

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