bespoke designs

Handmade Bridal

Accessories & Gowns

Created just for you

custom-made with love

 

Are you looking for something extra special for your big day?

Do you want something that you can’t find in stores?

Are you looking for something one-of-a-kind for yourself or someone special?

Do you want to customize an accessory or a piece of apparel you already own?

Do you want to up-cycle a family heirloom for your big day?

 

If your answer was “yes” to any of the above questions then a bespoke design might be what you are looking for!

 

    all in the details

    Materials, colors, components, and style for your bespoke design are chosen by YOU. From the concept sketches all the way to the finished product, this one-of-a-kind piece will be made just for you. Inspirational photos are encouraged and an amazing way to start the design process. However, I will not replicate another designers hard work for less. 

    Along with aesthetics, custom accessories and gowns are based around your budget (gowns start at $1,500). When planning your budget, its important to keep in mind that this item will be custom-made and not a bargain deal. Materials and components are sourced through reputable vendors and are purchased at retail value since the quantity needed is so minimal. Each design will then be made by my hand in my Brooklyn studio, meaning your order will be ethically made and the price will reflect that.

    A $50 bespoke consultation deposit is required to start the process. This includes a 60 minute meeting (either in person, on the phone, or a video chat), up to 3 concept sketches, and a price quotation per design. Once a design is chosen, the $50 payment will be put towards the total cost.

    All bespoke designs are final sale. 

    payments quotes, & timeline details

    ACCESSORIES

    PAYMENT

    CONSULTATION FEE

    -Once you’ve submitted your request, either through email or the form below, a $50 bespoke consultation payment is required. An invoice will be sent out along with a bespoke accessory inquiry form to fill out. Payment will be due immediately in order to begin the design process.

    -If you decide to move forward after receiving your concept sketches, the payment will be put towards the final cost of your bespoke item. 

     

    DEPOSIT

    -After finalizing and picking a design, a 50% non- refundable deposit is required.

     

    SHIPPING

    -If you need your item shipped to you, the shipping cost plus insurance will be added to your remaining balance.

     

    BALANCE

    -The balance will be due once the item is completed.

    -Please note that accessories will not be handed over until the balance has been paid in full. No exceptions. 

     

     ADD-ONS

    -During the process, if there are changes in materials, add-ons, new concept sketches, extra consultation appointments, etc., the customer is responsible for the additional charges. 

     

    ALL BESPOKE SALES ARE FINAL.

     

    QUOTES

    Each accessory is different which means each quote will contain different aspects. Below is a list of  what would be included in your accessory quotation:

     

    PATTERN FEES: – Starting at $75+

    -Patterns are necessary for any new Veil, Cape, or Bag. To avoid this additional cost, you can chose a silhouette from my current collection as your base. However, any changes to the silhouette that you have chosen will result in a pattern fee. 

     

     MATERIALS & COMPONENTS:

    – Depending on what you picked on your bespoke accessory inquiry form, your materials and components will directly affect the total cost. Expensive tastes will be reflected in cost.

     

    LABOR:

    – The time needed to create your item will be an estimate when you receive your quotation. Please keep in mind that it is possible for the labor fee to increase during the process. If this happens you will be notified. 

     

    EXPEDITED FEES:

    – For any request made within 6 weeks of your wedding date there will be a rush fee. The rush fee will depend on the request at hand and the intricacy of the design.

     

    TIMELINE

    When dealing with a custom accessory, it is important to give as much time as necessary. I know that accessories tend to be an after thought and really aren’t purchased until the dress has been bought or picked up. With that being said, once you’ve said “Yes to the dress”, you should really start thinking about your accessories.

    Here is a breakdown of how long the process normally takes: 

    INITIAL REQUEST SENT

    – Allow 5-7 days for a response. At that time you will receive a bespoke inquiry form to fill out and a consultation invoice to pay. When filling out the form, please be as detailed as possible. This helps to speed up the process and cause less back and forth.

    PAYMENT & INQUIRY FORM

    – Once I receive both from you, I will reach out with any pending questions I may have. If there are none, please allow 3-4 weeks for sourcing appropriate materials, completing concept sketches, & pricing each design accordingly.

    DESIGNS

    – A 60 minute appointment will be scheduled to discuss each design. A decision can be made during this time or after, it is in your hands. Modifications to the designs can add time and may have an additional fee BUT don’t feel like you need to stick to what was sent! If you want something else, tell me. It’s so important that you are satisfied with the design!

    CREATE

    – As soon as one is chosen, a deposit invoice will be sent. Once the deposit is paid, materials and components are ordered (usually they take 5-7 days to arrive). Then it is time to create! Please allow anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the intricacy of the design. 

     

    WEDDING GOWNS & APPAREL

    PAYMENT

    CONSULTATION FEE

    -Once you’ve submitted your request, either through email or the form below, a $50 bespoke consultation payment is required. An invoice will be sent out along with a bespoke gown & apparel inquiry form to fill out. Payment will be due immediately in order to begin the design process.

    -If you decide to move forward after receiving your concept sketches, the payment will be put towards the final cost of your bespoke item. 

     

    DEPOSIT

    -After finalizing and picking a design, a 50% non- refundable deposit is required.

     

    2ND PAYMENT

    -30% of the remaining balance is due before or during the first fitting.

     

    SHIPPING

    -If you need your item shipped to you, the shipping cost plus insurance will be added to your remaining balance.

     

    BALANCE

    -The balance will be due once the item is completed.

    -Please note that dresses and apparel will not be handed over until the balance has been paid in full. No exceptions. 

     

    ADD-ONS

    -During the process, if there are changes in materials, add-ons, new concept sketches, extra consultation appointments, etc., the customer is responsible for the additional charges. 

     

    ALL BESPOKE SALES ARE FINAL.

     

     

    QUOTES

    WEDDING GOWNS START AT $1,500.00 +

    APPAREL STARTS AT $550.00+

    Below is a basic outline as to what is included in your quotation:

     

    PATTERN FEES:

    Wedding Gowns- Starting at $500+

    Apparel- Starting at $200+

    -Patterns are necessary and the cost is determined by the complexity of the design. Each pattern will be made based on your measurements.

     

     MATERIALS & COMPONENTS:

    – Depending on what you picked on your inquiry form, your materials and components will directly affect the total cost. Expensive tastes will be reflected in cost. 

    -Each bespoke gown and apparel comes with a garment bag, wooden hanger, and a custom interior tag.

     

    FITTINGS: – $150+

    -Each estimate includes two fittings with sizing alterations. Design modifications and extra fittings are NOT included in the estimate and will be charged accordingly based on any additional materials and labor needed.

     

    LABOR:

    – The time needed to create your item will be an estimate when you receive your quotation. Please keep in mind that it is possible for the labor fee to increase during the process. If this happens you will be notified. 

     

    EXPEDITED FEES:

    – For any request made within 6 months of your wedding date, there will be a rush fee. The rush fee will depend on the request at hand and the intricacy of the design.

    TIMELINE

     Please allow 8-10 months for any custom wedding dress or apparel.

    A breakdown of the process is as follows: 

    INITIAL REQUEST SENT

    – Allow 5-7 days for a response. At that time you will receive a bespoke inquiry form to fill out and a consultation invoice to pay. When filling out the form, please be as detailed as possible. This helps to speed up the process and cause less back and forth.

    PAYMENT & INQUIRY FORM

    – Once I receive both from you, I will reach out with any pending questions I may have. If there are none, please allow 4-6 weeks for sourcing appropriate materials, completing concept sketches, & pricing each design accordingly.

    DESIGNS

    – A 60 minute appointment will be scheduled to discuss each design in person. During this consultation your measurements will be taken and materials will be looked at. A decision can be made during this time or after, it is in your hands. Modifications to the designs might add time and will have an additional fee BUT don’t feel like you need to stick to what was presented to you! If you want something else, tell me. It’s so important that you are satisfied with the design!

    CREATE

    – As soon as a design is chosen, a deposit invoice will be sent. Once the deposit is paid, materials and components are ordered (usually they take 7-14 days to arrive). Then it is time to create! Please allow anywhere from 12-14 weeks depending on the intricacy of the design. 

    – Your first fitting will be scheduled when your design is close to being finished. During this appointment the silhouette and fit will be addressed along with any details that need to be added at this time. Based on what is discussed, your design will then be finished in the next 3-6 weeks.

     

    **This timeline is just an estimate. The process may be shorter and it might also take longer. 

     

    let’s connect

    Whether you knew it from the start or you’re tired of looking for something you can’t find, let’s work together to create a very special heirloom for your day.

     

    Please contact me through the contact form on this page or email  hello@alysonnicole.com.  It would be an absolute honor to create your custom design.

     

    If you contact me directly through email, please make sure to include the following (please allow 3-5 business days for a response):

    • Full Name
    • Phone number
    • Event date
    • Budget
    • Brief description of the product(s) you would like to be custom-made