There is nothing more personal than what you wear on your wedding day. While many brides find something from our stock collections that speaks to their energy and style, some find that they need something even more unique!
Our custom bridal commissions will always be timeless and chic, but they will also be one-of-a-kind designs. You and our designer, Lourdes, will work together to create a piece that is the perfect expression of your personal style.
Edith Élan designer, Lourdes, loves to work one-on-one with brides to create a custom wedding dress, bridal jumpsuit, and/or reception outfit. It all starts by filling out the form below. From there, Lourdes will set up an in-person or virtual meeting to get to know you better. During that first meeting, she'll also get an idea of what you are looking for. Then, she'll get to sketching ideas. Once the sketch and fabrics are approved, a pattern will be made from your measurements. From the pattern, the dress will be cut and sewn to create something that is unique to you!
Please note that there are limited spots available per year for custom commissions.
The construction of a custom garment has a standard minimum lead time of 16 weeks. We do recommend, however, that you order at least 20 weeks before the wedding date to accommodate for shipping and any alterations you may need.
We do have a "rush order" option, but additional fees apply. A custom rush order is for anything that falls in the 8-15 week window for delivery. A rush order requires a 6-week production time, which is why we cannot accept any orders for less than 8 weeks and still expect to maintain our quality standards.
A custom-designed wedding dress starts at $1,500 USD. The final cost of the garment will depend on the silhouette, fabrics, design details, and shipping fees. If you need a rush order, that will also affect the price.
Alterations are not included in the cost because they are only available to brides that are local to Charleston, SC.
At the end of the day, our goal is to stay within in your budget.
That's okay! You don't need to be a local Charleston bride to have a custom wedding dress or bridal jumpsuit made. That's what technology is for!
With a little coordination you and our designer, Lourdes, can meet virtually to get to know each other and discuss your needs for your wedding. In regards to the sketch, you'll be sent your sketch digitally for approval.
If it's within your wedding budget, you are more than welcome to travel to Charleston to meet with Lourdes in person!