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The final price of a gown is all-inclusive and covers the construction and beading of the gown, your hem, bustle for dancing and ALL fittings and alterations . Our average, all inclusive price is between $4000 and $4500. However, gowns are individually priced based on the customisations made by the bride. Our stylists will give you an accurate quote in your consultation, for your exact design. If you are working on a tight budget, please contact us directly and we will talk you through the possible options.
Ideally seven- eight months, please contact us should you have a lesser time frame.
The sizes of the sample dresses in store range from an 8 to 18, with the average being at an AU12. As our gowns are made to measure, the sample gowns are simply for reference, and your gown will be made to fit your body perfectly.
We are incredibly grateful to have an atelier in Xiamen, China and another in Malaysia. Our workrooms source our luxury laces and fabric and bring your dream dress to life! The relationship between our Melbourne boutique and two workrooms is unique and family orientated, our owner and head tailor Siew runs our Armadale boutique while her sister Develyn creates the gowns with a small and very specialised team of expert couturists. This relationship allows us flexibility in creating custom designs and allows us to keep a close eye over every detail. All BOA gowns are made in our workroom, although should you desire Australian made, we can recommend an Australian based creator who we’ve worked alongside with for 8 years. Once the final gown is ready, the gowns arrive and stay in our High St location, where all your fittings, finishing details and alterations are completed.
We have a limited space with in the boutique with adequate seating for three, so we encourage you to limit the entourage to your must-have people but should you want to bring more, then of course! Just please know it may be a tight squeeze.
Unfortunately we don’t have sales at BOA as we are a custom, made to measure boutique, however there is the possibility of buying one of our sample gowns. If you have a strictly limited budget, we will always do our best to find a solution in tailoring a sample gown to you.
There is the possibility of buying one of our sample gowns. If you have a strictly limited budget, we will always do our best to find a solution in tailoring a sample gown to you.
Yes we do! Our flower girl dresses are made to order, fully customisable, have basic alterations included in the cost and are made in standard child sizing.
As a small boutique we focus and specialise solely on the bride but there are many beautiful places along High street that can help!
Shipping is possible, but we would prefer the bride or a family member come to pick it up. This can also be tricky as there are times we ask the bride to try the dress on at the time of pick up for a final check over.
There are a few hints that make the gown shopping easier!
We advise you to wear nude coloured underwear, and an outfit that is easy to slip on and off (particularly if you have more than one appointment).
We recommend no more than 3 appointments in a day. It can become exhausting and overwhelming, and make sure to make time for lunch!
Take lots of photos and compare and look over them over the next few days to see how you feel with some distance.
Try a bit of everything and to keep an open mind. Often something inconspicuous on the rack can be transformed when on the bride.
Lastly, remember that this is YOUR wedding! We are here to listen to you, and as the bride, don’t be afraid to stand up for what you want.
Brides of Armadale is composed of a small group of designers, stylists and tailors who are here to help you discover and create your perfect wedding dress and achieve your dream design.
We respect every bride as the individual, unique woman she is, designing and tailoring her gown to reflect both her inimitable beauty and personality.