Your Dress

Choosing a wedding dress should be an exciting and enjoyable journey. When you come to our bridal shop in central London, you may already have a fully formed idea of your dream wedding dress, or you may have no preconceptions and wish to explore the many and varied options.

You may choose a wedding dress from our bridal wear collection or you may wish to commission a bespoke wedding dress design.

We can be flexible and bespoke with all of our designs from the bridal wear collection. You may wish to change the neckline of a dress or the type of lace. We can accommodate small and big design changes since we make all of our dresses from scratch in our London-based workshop.

In case you have your unique, own style of bridal gown in mind, Melanie will first of all meet you, listen to your ideas and the setting of your wedding.

She will then produce a custom-made sketch and fabric proposals of your own bespoke bridal gown. Throughout the process, Melanie and her team will work on your dress, involving you at every stage.

We will take your measurements and our pattern cutter will create a unique pattern for your wedding gown. The dress will not be made in a ‘standard size’ but will instead be created only for you – to your exact proportions and measurements. We will then make a “toile” (a dress made from cotton calico or a fabric similar to the one we use for your wedding dress) for the first fitting.

We will only begin making the actual wedding dress when the “toile” fits perfectly.

One of the key defining features of our wedding dresses is our amazing corsetry.

It enhances and defines the body. We are looking at lines and proportions individually for each bride in all her fittings.

Once you have settled on a bridal design, we will take your measurements. We will then make a “toile” (a dress made from cotton calico or a fabric similar to the one we use for your wedding dress) for the first fitting.

We will only begin making the actual wedding dress when the “toile” fits perfectly.

Bespoke service

Many brides opt for a wedding dress from our bridal wear collection. Occasionally, brides like to give their dress an individual twist – for example, by varying the colour, or choice of fabric and accessories.

Should you wish to bring your own dream dress to life, you can discuss your bridal design ideas with Melanie or one of her assistants prior to or at your first appointment. Ideally, you should bring along your sketches or anything else that has inspired you.

Dresses from our collection range in price from £1,600 to £4,500

Bespoke designs are priced from £2,000

The price of a bespoke wedding dress is dependent upon several variables: the style and construction of the dress, the fabrics, the labour, and the degree of customization. Certain materials such as beaded fabrics are also more difficult to handle and, correspondingly, more time and attention will be needed to make the dress. If you tell us (honestly) what your budget is, we promise that we will try to find a solution to match it.

Timing

Wedding Brent Civic Centre, Reception The Goring Hotel

Ideally, you should allow a lead-time of 4-6 months for your wedding dress. This will afford us ample time to do the fittings and to source the right materials; it also ensures that you are not rushed when choosing the shoes and jewellery to complement your dress. And, ultimately, it alleviates some of the wedding stress when you know that the dress has been taken care of!

Of course, for all sorts of reasons, you may need a wedding dress much sooner and can’t wait 4-6 months. Don’t panic! If you talk to us, we will see what we can do and try our best to accommodate your time frame.

We are at your disposal, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

Contact Details

Email: bride@melaniepotro.com
Tel: 020 3774 6002

Our bridal shop is right in the centre of London and only a short walk from Blackfriars Station and Waterloo. Please call in advance to book an appointment

1.10 OXO Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH


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