Melbourne Wedding Dress Designer
Design your own wedding dress with Ziva Wedding Dresses.
How does our dressmaking service work?
1. Find photos of your dream dress
Find photos of a dress you would like us to recreate or one that is close to what you would like.
We can make a few modifications to the style such as changing the neckline, removing straps, or changing the shape of the skirt.
2. Get a quote
Request a quote for your dress. We’ll review your ideas and get right back to you with a personalised quote.
If you’d like to go ahead and book in your dress all you need to do is pay the deposit via one of our secure payment methods – bank transfer, Stripe or PayPal.
3. Confirm your brief
Next, we’ll ask you to provide your measurements and your preferences for colour, train length and fabrics.
We’ll send you a design brief containing the photos and all the instructions for your dress.
Once you confirm all the details are correct we put your dress into production.
We can also provide a sketch of your dress if it has different elements to the images you send us. View Sketch examples
4. We make your dress
Our professional dressmakers sew your dress by hand.
Then our quality control process checks it matches all the details in your brief and we make any adjustments necessary.
We’ll be in touch with you when it’s almost finished so you can organise the remainder payment before it’s shipped to you.
We will also provide a photo of your dress before you need to pay the final installment.
If you live in Melbourne or Victoria you are welcome to come in for fittings. You will work with our partner alterations service, Elle & Stuart.
5. Dress Reveal /final fittings
Please request that you would like fittings in your quote. You have the option to select.
What is included in your fittings?
Simple alterations begin with hemming the length, adjusting the sides of the gown, and fine-tuning the fit of the dress. Basic tapering in and hemming is included in your final fitting fee. Please remember there may be additional costs depending on what you want to be alternated to your dress. We have made your dress to your measurements, so expect minor changes to be needed, if at all. Your tailor will explain the costs and as you go.
What’s not included:
More extensive changes can be made with enough budgeted time and money (these will cost more). Customisations include adding details like off-the-shoulder straps, sleeves, train length, lace appliqués, beading, buttons, and a bustle. The cost will be determined in addition by the tailor.
How many fittings will I need?
We recommend two fitting sessions, which are included in our fee. The first fitting to measure and pin, and the second fitting, you will see how your gown fits.
Your first fitting will be 6 weeks or so before your wedding date. Your second fitting should be a minimum of two weeks before your wedding date.
A wedding dress fitting is an appointment with a seamstress or fitter to have the dress altered to fit correctly and sculpt the gown to the body. Brides may need two fittings before the dress is ready to be worn.