F.A.Q.'s - Frequently Asked Questions



How does the process work?

It all starts with an idea.  From there, we'll do all of the work, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the process of seeing your dream dress come to life.  You can read more about our process in our "How it Works" section.

How long will it take for my custom gown to be made?

Once the dress design has been finalized, the production of the gown will take 3-9 months depending on the current workload and complexity of the gown.  During some times of the year, more complicated gowns may take up to 12 months.  During our less busy seasons, rush service may be available as well.  Your designer can advise the specific time line needed for your gown. 

How much does a custom dress cost?

Each custom gown comes with a unique price tag, we are always happy to provide price quotes up front so you understand what the final cost will be.  If you are on a specific budget, please let your designer know up front, so she can recommend options to try and keep the price affordable for you.

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I live on the other side of the country or the world, can I work with you?

Yes!  We have worked with clients all over the globe.  You can work with our designer by email, video chat, and phone.  Our long distance clients usually find a local partner who can assist with measurements and any needed adjustments for fit.  

Do you do gowns other than wedding dresses?

Yes!  We've dressed Mothers of the Bride and Groom, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Pageant Contestants, Prom, Quinceanera, Bat Mitzvahs, Award Event Attendees, and many more!  If you desire a custom gown for any event, we can help!

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Do you create veils or any other accessories?

Yes! We create custom veils and accessories to match our gowns, or we can create a custom veil or accessory to match a gown you have already purchased.  We can do custom veils, belts, jackets and wraps, cover-ups, capes, and over-skirts.  Other items may be available as well, please inquire with a designer if you have a specific item in mind.

What if I don't know exactly what I want for my dress?

No worries, you don't need to have everything figured out to start talking with a designer.  In fact, we may be able to help you narrow and focus your thoughts, or help you to figure out what will look best on you.  Our designer has years of experience and has dressed thousands of brides, so lean on her knowledge and expertise to help you along.

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I already have a dress, can you make changes to it or alter it for me?

We only make alteration or adjustments to our own gowns.  Unfortunately we can not work on any outside gowns.

If you have any other questions, contact us, we would be happy to talk with you! 847-868-0585 or designs@availco.com