FAQS

Vanya is a variation of our designer Alicia V. Ybarra’s middle name, and it means God’s grace is upon you.

It’s only because of God that we are able to be creative and enjoy the life we have.

About the Designer

The cost is $50 for an hour long consultation.

This $50 will be applied to your custom garment cost upon contract agreement.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to set up an appointment.

Custom Gowns

Yes.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to set up an appointment.

An appointment is made with our designer at Vanya Designs bridal studio.

For the consultation appointment, bring pictures, fabric, or anything else that might help convey what you have in mind.

She will want to know what you like and what you definitely wouldn’t like for your design.

You are welcome to bring others with you to the consultation appointment.

Design Process

The average price for a typical custom wedding gown is generally in the $2,000 to $3,000 range.

The price may be higher or lower depending on many factors, such as fabric type, design details, special features, bead work, and lace.

Vanya Designs will do the best we can to work within your budget.

Custom Gowns

Price fluctuates from a low range of standard alteration costs to the cost of a custom designed gown.  

In our experience, the average price has typically been in the $900 to $1,000 range.

The price may be higher or lower depending on how extensive the changes are, what design features are either added or removed, bead work, lace, and more.

Vanya Designs will do the best we can to work within your budget.

It all depends on the weight, thickness and type of material.

Our machines can only sew through up to 1/4 inch thick seams, and they are not compatible with stiff or thick materials.

Alterations

Yes.

Our team has over 25 years combined experience in alterations.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to make an appointment and to receive estimates.

Alterations

The typical turn around rate is one week, but as with everything, it depends on our production schedule and how extensive the alterations are.

However, if production schedules allow, we might be able to accommodate a quicker turn around.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to make an appointment.

Alterations

Generally wedding gown alterations take 3 to 4 weeks, but they could take as long as 6 weeks during the busy bridal season.

It is recommended that you book your wedding gown alteration appointment 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding to allow for two or three fittings.

Vanya Designs schedules multiple fittings to ensure that your gown fits well and will feel exquisite on your wedding day.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to make an appointment.

Alterations

Formal gown alterations usually take 2 weeks to complete, but they could take as long as 3 weeks if your gown is needed during the busy bridal or prom season.

It is recommended that you book your formal gown alteration appointment 3 weeks before your event to allow for at least one more fitting.

Vanya Designs schedules multiple fittings to ensure that your gown fits well and will feel exquisite on the day of your event.

Call Vanya Designs at 316-665-6552 to make an appointment.

Alterations

Yes.

Our suits are available on-order through Jim’s Formal Wear, which has a warehouse located in Salina, KS.

Our rental prices range from $109.95 to $179.95, the rental price including all you need (jacket, pants, shirt, vest, and tie).

When you order through our studio, we offer $40 off each suit. Also, if you order five or more groomsmen suits, the groom’s is free.

Dress shoes are also available for $26 rental fee along with other colorful accessories.

Visit our page for offers and discounts.

Tuxedo

Yes.

The cost to preserve your wedding gown is $200.

Vintage gowns cost $245 to preserve.

If you’ve had your wedding gown altered with us, we offer $25 off your wedding gown preservation.

Note that we do not do the preservation in the studio. We send the gown to the Wedding Gown Preservation Co. in New York, and it is shipped back to us within 4 to 6 weeks.

Gown Preservation

We have street parking directly across from the studio as well as two reserved spots on the north side of the building.

If those are full, there is a free public lot directly to the south of us between Commerce Street and St. Francis Street.

Yes.

Handicap parking and entrance are located on the east side of the building.

Call 316-665-6552 so that we can buzz you in.