Finding the perfect gown for that special occasion, whatever it may be, is always a thrill. Not being able to find one, on the other hand, can be devastating. Rather than exhaust yourself trying to find the perfect dress, why not have one created, that’s one-of-a-kind and just for you?
As a designer, this is one of my favorite endeavors. Many clients come to me with a variety of ideas and styles, or perhaps pictures of a few different gowns. Together, my clients and I collaborate to piece together the perfect ensemble.
Creating a custom gown is a lengthy process, but well worth it. In general, the process consists of anywhere from three to five consultations over the course of three to six months. The price of a gown will vary, depending on the intricacy of the design, but in general price ranges from $1,200 to $4,000.
Today’s real engagement shoot comes to us from Cameron & Madalyn based in Oklahoma City, OK! Here is what the bride to be had to say about the engagement session:
Casey and I are so excited to finally be getting married after being together over 5 years! We are blessed to have Cameron and Madalyn as our photographers because they are genuinely excited to be apart of our special day.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers! I’m currently in Canada visiting my boyfriend’s family (who celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so I’m missing it doubly-so). I usually head up to my cabin in the mountains at this time for Thanksgiving with my friends and I am a bit sad about not having it this year. If you’re celebrating, eat plenty of turkey, stuffing, and pie for me!
I also wanted to blog a bit about things I’m thankful for. Sometimes I forget how amazingly lucky I am.
First, I am very thankful for my blogging assistant, Jessica. Jessica is an invitation vendor (check out Odd Duck Press) and has been working with the WeddingLovely Blog for quite a few months now: organizing, posting, and sharing our posts. I literally would not be able to do my job without her. Thank you Jessica!
Second, I’m thankful for WeddingLovely — that I was able to build something that people love. That this job (that I love) supports me. I’m thankful for all of our blog readers, for all of our visitors to our planning application and our vendor directories. I was able to work while traveling in Europe for the last three months — how amazing is that?
Third, I’m thankful for you, dear readers. WeddingLovely wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you so much for supporting us.
Have a wonderful week — blogging will resume next Monday!
Engaged couples all know that finding vendors can be a tricky process (hey, that’s why we’re in the business!) We just launched a new feature to make a part of the process simpler — service vendors can now add approximate prices to their WeddingLovely vendor profiles.
For engaged couples, this means getting more up-front information about a vendor before taking the time to reach out. Emailing back and forth to find out that a vendor is higher than your price range can be a huge pain. Now you can know a vendor is approximately in your price range before getting a specific quote.
For service vendors (like photographers, planners, officiants, and others), adding your approximate prices will make sure that you’re spending the time with couples that match your price range. Vendors can receive more targeted leads, and spend less time explaining prices by having a baseline price upfront.
This is an optional feature for our service vendors, since we know that some would prefer to keep our current system of $, $$, and $$$. But for those that want to add their basic pricing, we have two options to add — base prices and add-on prices.
Base prices are like a package that couples can choose only one when configuring an approximate quote. Vendors can also add multiple add-on prices (for extras like adding extra shooting hours to a wedding), which couples can choose multiple on the configure quote page. Couples can then submit the approximate quote to the vendor and then get the actual price for their situation.
We’re working on a calendaring feature for vendors so prices can update per season — look for it in early to mid-2014. For vendors who have products (dresses, invitations, favors, etc), we’ll be launching a pricing system for you too soon!
I am a local wedding planner from Dubrovnik, Croatia. After I graduated from American College of Management and Technology, I lived and gained the working experience abroad starting from USA, Germany and Ireland…