Appointments

If you would like to visit me in person, try on some samples and have a chat about your dress I would love to meet you! 

I have lots of sample dresses in a wide range of sizes. If there is a particular dress you like it's always worth asking before you visit to see what size I have it in and to make sure it's available.

Every dress I make is completely bespoke, you may like one of my sample designs but want to add sleeves or have it in a different colour for example or we can start from scratch and design a unique dress to your own specifications.

You may only have a rough idea of the kind of dresses that you like and if that's the case I can offer plenty of help and guidance and show you lots of options for fabrics/trims and styles that will help you with your design.

Appointments are absolutely free and without obligation. I am happy for you to take photos of dresses and go home and think about everything before you make a decision. If you would prefer to enquire and get a rough cost estimate by email or phone I am also happy to have a chat about your options before you come and visit.

If you have an enquiry or would like to book a consultation then please drop me and email info@afterelizabeth.com

Things to include in your email would be a rough idea of what style of dress you are after, whether you are interested in a standard design, or a fully bespoke dress, the date of your event/wedding.

 

I am available 7 days a week and am happy to do evening and weekend consultations. Your consultation will last around an hour and I am happy for you to bring along a friend, but due to space it is best to limit it to one or two.

Sewing Tools

Payment

I currently accept UK payments by Bank Transfer and use Transferwise for my international clients. Once your design is finalised I will ask for a 50% deposit to cover materials and fabrics and then the balance on completion. I also offer payment plans to spread the cost of your dress.

Prices for my dresses range from around £900 - upwards of £3,500 depending on the style, fabrics, complexity etc. It is always worth getting in touch to find out what your options are, I am very transparent with pricing and am able to offer suggestions on what can be accomplished with your budget.

Black dummy with measuring tape in tailo

Ordering your Dress Online & International Clients

If you are not close enough to come for an appointment do not worry! about 50% of all the brides I design dresses for are either further afield in the UK or are abroad. I have made dresses for brides as far away as Australia and the USA and you will receive the same dedicated, bespoke service as if you were right next door.

I understand that having your dress designed and made for you, without being able to try it on in person can be a daunting experience. I am here every step of the way to help with any questions or concerns you have. I send out mock-up's so we can perfect fit, samples, sketches, anything that is needed to ensure you have the perfect dress and it is perfectly fitting.

 

The experience should be a fun and joyful one and I have such an awesome time in the Zoom meetings/fitting with my brides. Sometimes clients involve friends and bridesmaids and the whole process is another fun part of the build up to the big day.

 

When photographing my designs I try to use a diverse range of models and body types so it is easier to envisage what pieces may look like on you. I am always happy to provide additional images, close up shots, fabric swatches and any other information that will help make your decision easier.

Taking Measurements.

If you are visiting me in person I can take all your measurements at our appointment or if you are further afield I will ask you to provide me with a set of measurements. I have full instructions on how to do this. 

I will make your dress to fit you perfectly, whatever your shape or size and would never encourage anybody to change their shape or lose weight for a wedding or event. However, I have a lot of clients who have wanted to do this so I would always suggest having your measurements taken once you know your weight will not be changing too drastically.

I have worked with bodies of all shapes and sizes and welcome ALL clients whatever your body type, size or style, you will be catered for in a friendly and comfortable environment. I do not make my dresses in standard sizes because we are all unique and beautiful and I believe that your dress should be made to fit you and not the other way around!