Design Your Own Wedding Dress | In-Studio & Virtual

Design Your Own Wedding Dress In-Studio & Virtual

Each gown we create is a unique masterpiece tailored with care to celebrate your individual beauty and style. As you walk down the aisle, you’ll treasure each moment, knowing your dress fits you perfectly and reflects your unique love story. We merge timeless elegance with modern sophistication, ensuring every bride who works with our designers enjoys the utmost in luxury and style. Your dress will be hand-crafted with quality and expertise. Each stitch tells a story—your story!

Book a Free Call with Our Wedding Dress Designers

Do you have questions about the design process? Wondering whether a custom wedding dress design is the answer to your fit and style frustrations? Schedule your FREE, no-stress 20-minute consultation call with our designers. We’d love to hear all about your dream dress and how we can help bring it to life.

In-Studio Custom Wedding Dress Design Process


Design Consultation

We welcome you into our studio for a consultation with your wedding gown designer to share your ideas and inspiration. Your designer will sketch your future dream gown right before your eyes as your vision takes form. During the consultation, you’ll see and feel different fabrics to choose the perfect combination for your dream dress, with expert guidance from your designer. Your journey to designing your own custom couture masterpiece starts here.

Timeline: 6 months to a year before your wedding date


Mock-Up Fitting, and Subsequent Fittings

You will have multiple appointments with your designer as we create your custom wedding dress and ensure it fits you perfectly. You’ll be part of the design process every step of the way. We will make design decisions together on fine details, such as beadwork and appliqué placement, while we adjust the fit until your masterpiece is complete

Timeline: Your mock-up fitting will be 4-6 weeks from the time you place your order. Each subsequent fitting will be 4-6 weeks apart.


Final Fitting

This is the exciting phase of the process! All the final adjustments have been made, and your hem and zipper are in place. We’ll bustle your dress for dancing and schedule a steaming, spot cleaning, and pick-up date for you to take home your custom couture wedding gown! The only thing left to do is walk down the aisle in your dream gown.

Timeline: Your dress will be finished by 2 months before your wedding date. Rush orders are guaranteed to be finished by 1 month before the wedding date.

Virtual Wedding Dress Design Process

Our team of expert dress designers is available to meet with you virtually to create the wedding gown of your dreams. Vanya Designs caters to brides from all over the United States, providing a luxurious bridal atelier experience from the comfort of your own home. You will be involved in every step of the process, as our designers will check in with you through a series of virtual fittings. This way, you can see your gown come to life in real time.

Design Consultation

Sit back, relax, and grab a glass of champagne! We’ll meet virtually via Zoom or FaceTime and chat about your dream dress while we sketch your gown. Your designer will listen to your concerns and ask questions about style, color, fit, and a myriad of other details to ensure your design is everything you’ve been dreaming of. You can text us your inspirational pictures, whether they’re photos saved on your phone or on your Pinterest Board.

Timeline: Your dress will be finished by 2 months before your wedding date. Rush orders are guaranteed to be finished by 1 month before the wedding date.

Receive Your Design Kit

We’ll ship you actual fabric swatches and lace samples, a copy of your sketch, and instructions on how to measure yourself with a friend. You’ll also receive a production schedule with Design Checkpoints and a payment plan so that you’ll know exactly when your gown will be ready and finished.

Timeline: 1-2 weeks after you place your order

Virtual Fittings

Once we receive your measurements, we’ll sew and ship you a mock-up of your wedding gown! This will be the inside lining of your dress. At this stage, any design elements can be changed. Your designer will be there virtually to walk you and a friend through the fitting. You’ll be updated on the progress of your wedding dress through our Virtual Check-in Appointments, where you’ll receive videos and images of your gown on a mannequin so you can give us your feedback on what you love or what you want to change.

Timeline: Your mock-up will be sent 4-6 weeks after you place your order

Sewn with Love & Delivered to Your Door

When your dress arrives, grab some family and friends so we can virtually show them how to dress you to perfection—from buttoning to bustling your gown!

Timeline: 1-2 weeks after you place your order

Walk Down the Aisle in Your Dream Wedding Dress

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Step out in a gown that captures the essence of your individuality and the love you’re celebrating. Our Vanya Bride Kate said, “The dress was a dream in and of itself.” Need we say more?

Congratulations on tying the knot!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to make a custom dress?

We prefer to have 6 months to complete the design process. It is recommended to order your custom gown 6 months to a year before your wedding date. That said, we can accommodate any wedding date that is 4 months out or further.

How do you take measurements for your virtual gown fitting?

Your designer will be with you virtually to guide you on measurements! We will send you a detailed instructional guide. 

How can I prepare for my design consultation?

Feel free to bring magazine photos, show us your Pinterest board and any other inspiration ideas you have! Your Designer will sketch your gown as you’re visiting and help you choose design details like colors, laces and fabrics that fit your vision, body and style.

Not sure what style will look best on you? No worries! Our experienced Designers will guide you and we even have sample gowns in the studio that you can try on. This consultation is all about you and your vision – we’re here to bring it to life! Your consultation will take approximately 1 hour.

What if my size or weight changes after I order my gown?

The garment will be custom-made according to the initial measurements taken or provided.  If there is an active weight loss plan in place or if a pregnancy occurs, it is necessary to notify Vanya Designs as soon as possible. If the garment needs to be significantly altered due to weight loss or gain after the third fitting, there may be an additional charge. If you have notified us regarding any significant measurement changes at least two weeks prior to your third fitting, this additional charge may be waived.

We want you to feel beautiful and loved and will work with you throughout the design process to make sure we achieve these results!

How much does it cost?

We will work with you on the price of your gown, and curate a design package based on your preferences. The price of your gown will depend on your unique design needs, including type of fabric, details, beadwork, and hand-applique’.

Our gowns are made to measure which should reduce or eliminate added alteration charges.

To request a quote, please Contact Us or text photos to (316) 285-6025.