How Do I Schedule My Consultation?
Call Us 724.388.5543 or Email Us PaleBlueThread@gmail.com. You can also connect with us using the contact form. Let us know what days/hours are good for you and we will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.
How Far In Advance Should I Schedule My Consultation?
It’s always good to meet with Deb early enough to allow for your dress to be created and fitted to perfection. It is recommended for you to make your first appointment at least six months before your big day. Masterpieces take time!
How Does The Design Process Work?
Don’t worry! We will guide you and work with you to make this a fun and exciting process. We will find what styles, colors, and silhouettes you like. If you have any pictures or pins of dresses you love, bring them along! Many times brides love the top of one dress and the bottom of another one. Or maybe you have an idea for a dress that you just can’t find anywhere. Perhaps you already have a dress you want refashioned in some way; bring it along! Maybe you have a vintage gown from your mother or grandmother that you want incorporated into your dress. We will share ideas and choose fabrics. After taking your measurements for a custom fit, we will set up an appointment for you to approve of the fabrics and receive an estimate of the cost. We will meet again for you to try on the dress at different points of construction to ensure a perfect fit for you. You won’t get a more personalized experience anywhere else.
What Types of Questions Will You Be Asking?
To get to know you better, we’ll be asking the style/theme of your wedding, its location and date, if you have any ideas of what you want your dress to look like (color, style, one piece or two, length, etc), what your budget for a dress is, and if you have any pictures of dresses you want to share. It’s a good idea to try on different dresses to see what you look and feel best in before we meet.
May I Bring Anyone Along With Me To My Appointment?
Of course! This is a time of many decisions, and it’s nice to have mom or that special friend with you to share this experience. Guests are limited to two though. Any more and you’ll have too many conflicting opinions, which makes for an unpleasant afternoon or a drama-filled episode of a wedding dress show.
What Is Included In The Cost?
We will work within your budget to create the dress of your dreams. Included in the cost are all appointments to plan the design, choose the fabric, take your measurements, create the dress, have the fittings, complete any alterations, bustling, and pressing or steaming. We even include the zippered garment bag. Unlike bridal shops, we do not charge $300-900 extra to do alterations or have you pay extra money for a garment bag for your dress!
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due when the dress design and estimated cost is agreed upon, and the balance is to be paid on or before the completion date. Payments may be made via PayPal, Venmo, cash, VISA, or MasterCard.
Do You Offer Accessories?
Yes! We custom make veils, lace or faux fur jackets, overskirts, capes, faux fur shrugs and bridal sashes that complement your gown. We also can create other accessories you may want like garters, ring pillows, money bags, etc.
Are Returns Accepted?
Due to the nature of custom created gowns being unique to you, returns are not accepted once I begin making your dress. I am committed to making sure you have a wonderful experience and love your dress! If for any reason you are not satisfied with the finished dress, I will work with you to remedy the issue. I believe that with patience and clear communication on both sides we can work together until you are 100% satisfied with your wedding gown.
If I Live Far From Your Shop Or Am Too Busy To Come To You, Would You Consider Coming To Me?
The best location for a fitting is in my shop since I have the tools and fabric samples there. However, I can accommodate by traveling to you. We can discuss different possibilities over the phone.
Am I Obligated To Get A Dress From You If We Meet?
I offer a free consultation with brides who want to explore the idea of wearing a one-of-a-kind custom made dress. After the first meeting, you will know if a custom made dress is right for you.