“Natalya is amazing. She knew exactly what to do to make my dress perfect and is brilliant at what she does.”
All brides who choose Natalya James will receive a one on one personal service that is dedicated to creating your dream wedding dress and is entirely unique to every bride.
Alongside the collections we stock we also offer brides the opportunity to have a bespoke dress created as a one off piece as individual as each bride. We will guide you through the process from design to fabric selection in order to bring your dream dress to life.
Stage 1: The Consultation
The first appointment is a consultation during which Natalya will discuss any inspiration and design ideas for your garment along with silhouette, potential fabrics and embellishments. If you decide you would like to work with her, Natalya will then produce a range of designs and an estimate on cost.
Stage 2: Selection
This is when you will select the final design and fabric for your garment along with any trims and embellishment. Natalya will then take your measurements in order to begin drafting the pattern and making the toile. A final quote will be given and at this stage a 25% deposit will be required.
Stage 3: Toile Fitting
Using your measurements taken at the previous meeting a toile/mock up of your garment will be made in calico and any alterations or changes can be made before producing the garment in the final fabric. At this stage a further 25% of the final cost is required.
Stage 4: Final Garment Fitting
Once the garment is made in the final fabric, fitting can take place. Several fittings may be required in order to achieve the perfect fit.
Stage 5: Collection
After the final fitting and you are happy with your garment you can take it home. At this stage final payment of the outstanding balance is required.
Please note that for bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride and other couture pieces a 50% deposit will be required at time of ordering.
It is recommended that 6-12 months is allowed for the process of making a bespoke wedding dress however we can make them in under 12 weeks for an additional fee.
All garments are handmade at Natalya’s studio in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
By Appointment only