Top 10 FAQS about custom dresses

Commonly Asked questions

about having your

dress designed

  1. Do you have sample dresses?

    • Yes, I do have sample dresses that you can come and see however they’re all from photo shoots, as brides keep their dresses.

  2. Can I try dresses on?

    • Not here, I absolutely recommend finding a style that you 100% love and fits your body type before meeting with me. This will help to ensure that the finished dress will be exactly what you wanted.

  3. What is included in the quote provided?

    • Everything included for this dress quote; fabric, travel, labour, minor alterations and two fittings. I try my best to work within your budget to create the dress of your dreams.

  4. How involved can I be in the process?

    • You can be as involved as you want, some brides want me to send updates and pictures as I find fabrics and get things done, others wait until there first fitting. Totally up to you, this is your investment so I will provide as much information as I can for you during the process. 

  5. What is the process?

  6. Is there a required deposit? Is it refundable?

    • Yes there are two deposits required; one is for booking the first meeting appointment which is $100 to hold your spot and will be taken off the final payment. The second is 50% of the final payment at the first meeting, this ensures completions and enables me to purchase fabrics for your custom dress. Neither of these deposits are refundable.

  7. Do you make dresses for the whole Bridal Party?

    • Yes, I make dresses for you, your ladies, the mother of the bride/groom and the flower girls. I can even create ties for the groomsmen.

  8. How many fittings will I have?

    • That is dependent on a few things; typically there are two fittings the first and the final pickup, however if weight is lost or something about the dress need to be drastically alter(does not happen often) then there may be 3-4. This is to ensure the perfect fit, when it is custom made it is truly made for you!

  9. What types of fabrics do you use?

    • I find quality fabrics within your budget that coincide with the month your wedding is in, ie; if your wedding is in the summer months I will find light weight satin’s, silks chiffon’s and laces that work well with the style of your dress but won’t make you swelter in the heat.

  10. How long does creating a dress take?

    • Currently I am booking meetings 1 year to 8 months out from your wedding date, depending on if they are bulk orders or single dress orders. Everything depends on when fabrics are found, purchased and then scheduling fittings.

I hope these have answered any questions you may be having about making a custom dress your dream dress. If there’s anything else you’d love to know, I’d be happy to help, contact me (Amanda Garrett).

Summer Weddings

Summer Weddings

Okay, who else is excited for spring weather? Do you have a spring wedding coming up? With some many beautiful flowers and dresses starting to pop up every where, I thought it was the perfect time to share this awesome Spring Wedding Shoot.

I really love simple, yet elegant pieces. Those are the dresses I create, in the addition of accessories that give a little something extra. Styles can be so plain, but add a little lace and some creativity you’ve got yourself the perfect dress you’ve been searching for. Officially I have fallen in love with pick-ups in the skirts fabric and excited to show off this new dress! The headpieces are Grecian style with laurel leaves, pearl beads and swarovski stones (silver crown only). The gold belt is a simple criss cross with inset jewels attached to a satin off-white ribbon. Each of the wide ribbon belts are appliques, carefully attached which can be tied in a bow or sewn onto your wedding dress.

This shoot was shot at Studio by House in Mississauga. A perfect place with different set ups to capture all the fabulous concepts we each created for this day. I think it would also be a great if you wanted to get pictures of you and your man or you and your ladies done. There are some great shots you’re about to see, I hope you’re inspired!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

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Elopement

At the end of last summer, I did an amazing collaboration with quite a few talented ladies. This Fall elopement shoot was incredible. We just got to the location just after a storm passed at 8am, it was a bit chilly that morning and very windy. But as we all arrived and got every thing set up, Models dressed and camera ready. It got warm, blue skies appeared and the sun created such great light peaking through the woods.

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Claireville Conservation in Brampton, Ontario is like a dream. Especially for a photo shoot, we had several landscapes to choose. From rolling Hills to a rocky road and even into the woods, no wonder we all had such a fabulous day! 

The couple were gorgeous and really so in love, which truly takes your breath away with such intimate moments. I was lucky to be apart of something so very special. If eloping were just like this, I think more couples would do it ;).

Creating this dress was really wonderful, from the first designs to the day of the shoot. It is romantic and flowing plus a little flirty underneath the beautiful veil like removable skirt. I love the way the wind carries and fills it up in some of the gorgeous pictures by Roxana Martinez Photography.

I hope this inspires you and fills you with so much joy!

Do you plan to have two dresses for your Wedding Day but it’s adding up to be too much for your Budget? A removable skirt may be the perfect option for you. Beautiful and elegant for down the isle and then a reveal for the reception and ready to dance the nice away. Check out the fun and flirty blog post of the amazing pink Wedding Dress that goes from twirly to cocktail hour. Contact ME Your Designer Amanda Garrett to get started on your dream two in one dress!|

Beautiful work by;

Published by: The Bride Link

Photography: Roxana Martinez Photography

Floral Design : Raindrops on Roses Floral Design

Design: Coordinate This Design & Decor Inc.

Cake : Cakelaine 

Dress : AMEG Designs

Beauty : Beauty by Sacha

Headpiece: Ilieana George - Couture Bridal Accessories

Credit to models:

Bride: Mariya Miloshevych 

www.mariyamiloshevych.com

Groom: Geoffrey Cameron

 


Thought of Eloping?

If you are interested in an elopement but still want some family and friends there, the best place to go is Coach House Weddings.

‘Elope– 1hr, up to 10 guests, weekdays only $950. Your legal ceremony, which lasts about 15 minutes, will have you married to the love of your life. Perfectly documented.  Our photographer will capture all your moments & details. Within 1 week, you’ll receive your fully downloadable gallery to print & share all your pics. Choice of either fresh flowers for you both, a wedding cake or champagne toast.’

I recommend this unique and wonderful experience!

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Boho Wedding

Boho Wedding

Last spring I created a simply elegant bohemian wedding dress for a Spring Photoshoot with Michelle Liane Photography. My favourite thing about these collaboration shoots, is that I am given a rough idea and can run with it. Being creative is one of the best things life can offer, the joy I feel when it all comes together is just the greatest thing! Working with so many other amazing creatives is so worth while. You will see that the beauty that comes from each of us illuminates through the moments that were captured in the shoot.

This couple was real, completely and totally in love and it shows. Little do you know the sweet nothings being whispered were pretty silly jokes which made her laugh so incredibly true. I know that my guy would be the same way, silly and trying to make me laugh, so people aren’t super lovey dovey and that’s okay! I think even on a wedding day being silly is one of the reasons she has chosen to be with him or vise versa. These captures are stunning and I am so happy that even though I was 7 months pregnant at the time I could totally be apart of it. You wouldn’t know that there were a million mosquitos and it rained basically the whole time, HA!

 

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Wedding Accessories

A few years ago now, I had the amazing opportunity to work with such a wonderful bride. Her dress needed some alterations and she wanted to add some accessories that made her feel so incredible on her wedding day. She had been nervous and had some doubts about the dress before the alterations. When your body changes during and after pregnancy, it can be hard not to worry about how clothes look on you now compared to what that used to be. Let me tell you though, my biggest goal is to help you look and FEEL absolutely beautiful inside and out. After altering and adding a fabulous sash to her dress, as well as, making a hair piece to complete the ensemble. She was absolutely stunning!

There are times where I end up doing alterations for other members of the bridal party and for this one I altered the sister of the grooms dress who was also a Bridesmaid. I love so much when I can be apart of making more than just the Bride happy. When every women I provide my services for can dance the night away at the wedding too! Take a look at how wonderful and happy both Bride and Groom were on the special day. You can also peek at the Bridesmaid dresses they were really stunning as well. Ahh, don’t you love reminiscing about the things that just turn out so well!

Photos captured by Picture Pro Studios

You can see more stunning photos of this wedding and more in their Galleries :)

Looking to have your dress altered perfectly, I am here for you Contact me!

Want something custom, I’ve got your back for that too, let’s get started!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

www.amegdesigns.com