Frequently Asked Questions

Working with me to make your hopes and dreams a reality for your bespoke wedding gown is a relaxing, easy and most importantly, an enjoyable experience. However, I know it can seem overwhelming, particularly if you’ve never worked with a couture designer before.

Working with me to make your hopes and dreams a reality for your bespoke wedding gown is a relaxing, easy and most importantly, an enjoyable experience. However, I know it can seem overwhelming, particularly if you’ve never worked with a couture designer before.

appointments, fittings, cost

I’ve put together a list of questions I’m often asked by clients, so that you will feel more reassured and prepared when we start our journey together.

Before your appointment

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I recommend you book your first appointment 6-9 months before the event. This ensures I have enough time to make and fit your dress in good time. If you have less time than this, I may still be able to help you but it will incur an additional rush fee.

Obviously, this is entirely dependent on what’s involved but as a general guide, my bespoke hand-made wedding gowns start from £1,600 and evening gowns from £1,200.

Yes all special occasion gowns, as long as there is sufficient time allowed for multiple bridesmaids.

During your appointment

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Yes, and you will be the only person visiting my studio during your appointment so there will be no parking issues.

I am happy for you to bring another adult (over 16 only) to your appointment but would prefer not to have multiple guests, due to space issues in my studio. Also, inevitably, the more people you bring, the more conflicting opinions there’ll be!

Your initial appointment will last up to an hour. Subsequent appointments will be relaxed and unhurried and will take as long as we both need.

Fittings and alterations

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I request that you don’t apply fake tan prior to attending a fitting, in order to protect your beautiful gown. Also, please bring the shoes and underwear you intend to wear on the day, as well as any accessories, to every fitting.

If you’re planning to change your shape , we will need to agree a cut-off date, by which time you will need to try not to lose any more. After this date, I will still endeavour to accommodate you, however any extra alterations due to further weight loss/gain will unfortunately, incur additional fees.

I’d be delighted to, as long as you are reasonably local to the Heath and Reach area.

Paying for your dress

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Yes, I require a 50% deposit in order to start working on your dress.

4 weeks prior to the event.

Unfortunately, I am unable to offer finance.

Let’s chat!

 

Contact me to make your dream dress a reality. 

Find out more about me.

Tel: 01525 234111

"Caroline did such an amazing alteration on my bridesmaids dress, very friendly and professional."
- Emily
"Caroline was an absolute life saver when it came to altering my wedding dress at extremely short notice. She did a terrific job and made me feel really confident, despite it being so close to the wedding. I can’t recommend her enough."
- Chloe
"I trusted Caroline with my wedding dress and she really did not disappoint me. Would 1000 percent recommend her. She kept up great contact all the way through and us an extremely lovely lady. She made sure my dress was perfect before allowing me to take it home. Fantastic service."
- Ki m
"My prom dress made by Caroline was exactly what I wanted and it was a great way to have something that was really unique, rather than buying a high street dress. Her attention to detail was amazing and she was really knowledgeable when it came to making recommendations for the dress design. The dress turned out beautiful and I couldn’t have been more pleased"
- Chloe
  • W E D D I N G F A I R!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm so excited to be doing the Silverlinings
  • A close-up of my most recent work. This delicate little bustier consists of layers of different lace to give interest
  • My new blog post is live at www.carolineversallion.com!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm new to blog writing, but I feel it's something that
  • It's Monday!​​​​​​​​ I get to play with pretty things all week and make some lovely dresses.​​​​​​​​ This playing is where
  • When is a good time to order your wedding dress? As soon as you've booked your venue! The venue provides
  • Mission accomplished! It's so heart-warming to get feedback like this from brides, because most wedding suppliers do get to see
  • I love a fierce accent colour to upset the apple cart! Intending to rework this in a different way. There
  • Given how dotty I am about textures, I made heroic attempts to keep this gown's surface embellishment to a minimum.
  • Gorgeous Jo in the vintage style wedding dress. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ It doesn't have to be a full-length gown, if you
  • I've always loved sketching out my ideas. One flows to another.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While my bride is telling me all about
  • Thursday Tip! Before you are measured by your couturier, it really helps to identify and buy a well-fitting under-wired bra
  • I'm thrilled when a client asks for something non traditional to get married in! I love that she's confident enough
  • Reposted from  @primevioletevents  HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY To every BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL woman out there who is absolutely crushing it,
  • What a whirlwind journey this was, and what a luxurious gown to create! My alternative bride chose regal jewel tones
  • Had a sketching evening the other day, whilst deciding on the best skirt for this little bustier. My brides love
  • I'm packing loads of lovely things for my wedding dress stand at  @chicheley_hall  tomorrow! I am so keen to hear
  • It's my birthday! Yes I'm older, but all things considered, I'm fit and healthy, as are my family and I
  • Throwback Thursday! My gorgeous bride from a few years ago, wearing a pure, crisp white silk trumpet gown with textured
  • Listen to me gabble on about compiling a portfolio for an upcoming  #wedding  fair! . . . . .  #chicheleyhall 
  • I know it's not Thursday, so I'm doing Throwback Monday and I'll make that a thing. This is beautiful Rosi
  • W E D D I N G F A I R!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm so excited to be doing the Silverlinings
  • It's Monday!​​​​​​​​ I get to play with pretty things all week and make some lovely dresses.​​​​​​​​ This playing is where
  • What a whirlwind journey this was, and what a luxurious gown to create! My alternative bride chose regal jewel tones
  • Throwback Thursday! My gorgeous bride from a few years ago, wearing a pure, crisp white silk trumpet gown with textured
  • Reposted from  @primevioletevents  HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY To every BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL woman out there who is absolutely crushing it,
  • It's my birthday! Yes I'm older, but all things considered, I'm fit and healthy, as are my family and I
  • I'm packing loads of lovely things for my wedding dress stand at  @chicheley_hall  tomorrow! I am so keen to hear
  • I love a fierce accent colour to upset the apple cart! Intending to rework this in a different way. There
  • Thursday Tip! Before you are measured by your couturier, it really helps to identify and buy a well-fitting under-wired bra
  • When is a good time to order your wedding dress? As soon as you've booked your venue! The venue provides
  • A close-up of my most recent work. This delicate little bustier consists of layers of different lace to give interest
  • Gorgeous Jo in the vintage style wedding dress. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ It doesn't have to be a full-length gown, if you
  • I know it's not Thursday, so I'm doing Throwback Monday and I'll make that a thing. This is beautiful Rosi
  • Given how dotty I am about textures, I made heroic attempts to keep this gown's surface embellishment to a minimum.
  • I'm thrilled when a client asks for something non traditional to get married in! I love that she's confident enough
  • Listen to me gabble on about compiling a portfolio for an upcoming  #wedding  fair! . . . . .  #chicheleyhall 
  • Mission accomplished! It's so heart-warming to get feedback like this from brides, because most wedding suppliers do get to see
  • Had a sketching evening the other day, whilst deciding on the best skirt for this little bustier. My brides love
  • I've always loved sketching out my ideas. One flows to another.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While my bride is telling me all about
  • My new blog post is live at www.carolineversallion.com!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm new to blog writing, but I feel it's something that
  • Reposted from  @primevioletevents  HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY To every BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL woman out there who is absolutely crushing it,
  • Given how dotty I am about textures, I made heroic attempts to keep this gown's surface embellishment to a minimum.
  • Mission accomplished! It's so heart-warming to get feedback like this from brides, because most wedding suppliers do get to see
  • It's my birthday! Yes I'm older, but all things considered, I'm fit and healthy, as are my family and I
  • I know it's not Thursday, so I'm doing Throwback Monday and I'll make that a thing. This is beautiful Rosi
  • Had a sketching evening the other day, whilst deciding on the best skirt for this little bustier. My brides love
  • I'm packing loads of lovely things for my wedding dress stand at  @chicheley_hall  tomorrow! I am so keen to hear
  • W E D D I N G F A I R!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm so excited to be doing the Silverlinings
  • Gorgeous Jo in the vintage style wedding dress. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ It doesn't have to be a full-length gown, if you
  • Thursday Tip! Before you are measured by your couturier, it really helps to identify and buy a well-fitting under-wired bra
  • My new blog post is live at www.carolineversallion.com!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'm new to blog writing, but I feel it's something that
  • Throwback Thursday! My gorgeous bride from a few years ago, wearing a pure, crisp white silk trumpet gown with textured
  • I'm thrilled when a client asks for something non traditional to get married in! I love that she's confident enough
  • I've always loved sketching out my ideas. One flows to another.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While my bride is telling me all about
  • When is a good time to order your wedding dress? As soon as you've booked your venue! The venue provides
  • Listen to me gabble on about compiling a portfolio for an upcoming  #wedding  fair! . . . . .  #chicheleyhall 
  • I love a fierce accent colour to upset the apple cart! Intending to rework this in a different way. There
  • A close-up of my most recent work. This delicate little bustier consists of layers of different lace to give interest
  • What a whirlwind journey this was, and what a luxurious gown to create! My alternative bride chose regal jewel tones
  • It's Monday!​​​​​​​​ I get to play with pretty things all week and make some lovely dresses.​​​​​​​​ This playing is where