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.
There is nothing more personal than what you wear on your wedding day. While many brides find a design from the stock collections that speaks to their energy and style, some want a look that is even more unique!
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 sets an in-person or virtual meeting to get to know the bride better. During that first meeting, she'll also ask more questions about the ideal design. Then, she'll get to sketching ideas. Once the sketch and fabrics are approved, a pattern will be made from the bride's measurements. From there, the fabrics are cut and sewn to create a unique bridal look!
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 an order is made at least 20 weeks before the wedding date to accommodate for shipping and any alterations needed.
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 bridal look starts at $1,500 USD. The final cost of the garment will depend on the silhouette, fabrics, design details, and shipping fees. If a rush order is needed, that will also affect the price.
Alterations are not included in the cost because they are only available to brides that are local (or able to travel) to Charleston, SC.
At the end of the day, our goal is to stay within the budget.
That's okay! It's not necessary 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, our designer, Lourdes, can meet virtually to discuss the wedding-day look. In regards to the sketch, it will be sent digitally for approval.
If it's within the wedding budget, brides are more than welcome to travel to Charleston to meet with Lourdes in person!
The first step towards a custom-designed bridal look is done! I will be in touch soon.