Design your own dress

Couture Kit gives you the freedom to design your own unique wedding dress and works like a bespoke, mix and match collection. Your bespoke gown would usually be made as a dress rather than separates, but the choice is yours,
The concept enables you to create your own ‘designer look’ without the designer price tag.

You can explore a huge range of possibilities by choosing your wedding dress from the bodices and skirts shown in our Couture Kit app, which you can order in any combination, customised to bring your vision to life and individually handmade for you, here in Britain.

All can be made as a dress or separates, in your choice of colour, silk, satin or crepe, with or without a lace or sheer over-layer. There are some stunning accessories, including sparkle and crystal beaded appliqué, or you could design your own.


Getting started

Once you’ve discovered your perfect wedding dress design using the app, click on the “Email design team for a quote” link to send it to us.

We’ll reply with all the details you need to decide if you’d like to make an appointment to come and try on some samples and look at fabric options – this is where the fun really starts!

Bring along whoever you like to your appointment. You’re welcome to take photos, and by trying on the samples as separate tops and skirts (which we have in a vast range of sizes), you can explore different combinations of bodice, strap, sleeve and skirt styles until you find the perfect and most flattering wedding dress design for you.

Together, we’ll draw up a sketch for you to take with you, and following this appointment, we’ll send you a booking form with details of how to book and how fittings work.

We request that the deposit be sent with your completed booking form, and that the balance be settled on collection of your wedding dress, when you are 100% happy. Please contact us if you have any queries about the process.


Customising your wedding dress

When you contact us, you can include any ideas you have for customising your wedding gown, as there may be some elements which aren’t shown as options on the app. This doesn’t mean we can’t do them, just that they’re probably what makes your design totally unique to you.

There are also more wedding dress styles available, different overlays in lace or sheer gathered chiffon, that are not shown on the app due to space constraints, but you can try them on when you visit.

Just send us the closest design you can create with the app, along with a description or pics of the tweaks and additions you’d ideally like to make, and we’ll try and accommodate whatever your dream may be. It’s a good idea to include your ideal budget in your email, as we always aim to suggest options that fit with this.

And you can send us your Pinterest board or any images of features that you’d like to incorporate into your wedding dress design.


Measuring, fittings and alterations

Your wedding dress design is made in your choice of fabric and adjustments made to your individual bespoke wedding dress pattern, to allow for your height and bust proportions, which dramatically reduces alterations required at the end (this is Caroline’s unique bespoke pattern system). Find our more about your Perfect fit.

Alterations (should there be any), are an additional cost, but we never profit from them, and you can have these carried out by one of our dressmakers. Because your gown is made to measure, alterations are only required if you experience weight change in the run up to the wedding (intentionally or not), after the pattern is cut and the gown made. In this instance, our dressmaker can adjust your wedding gown to fit you beautifully, and we will be on hand to advise and assist you to ensure you’re 100% happy.

Please view our Perfect fit page for more information