- our process -

At BOA you can design your own dress or select one of our many sample designs. The process for each varies so please take time to read the process you’re most interested in. 

- our design samples process -

The beginning

At BOA we have between thirty five and forty sample designs of our own to try at the boutique. When trying on these gowns our designers Suzie and Isobel assist you by suggesting various options, getting creative with necklines and options that could enhance these samples to suit your personality, figure and desired features.

The decision

When you're ready to decide or you fall in love with one of our designs whether it be with customised changes or exactly as-is, your deposit is placed, measurements taken, mock-up fitting booked and view your sketch.

The mock-up

Six months before your wedding is your calico fitting - a mock-up version of your gown created from your measurements and customisations (if applicable). At this appointment, together we refine the fit, features, and fabrics, ready for construction.

The first look

Three months before your wedding, you will see your gown for the first time!

The pinning

Five weeks out is your "pinning fitting". We determine how much the gown will be taken in, the hem length based on your shoes, the bustle (for dancing!) and confirm your veil length (if applicable).

The check

Three weeks out from the wedding, You will try your gown on with all of the alterations completed, learn how to bustle the dress and check your hem length.

The collection

The week of your wedding! Try it on one last time, have it steamed, packaged and ready for your big day!

"If I could give 6 stars I would."

" I could not recommend the team at Brides of Armadale more!

As soon as I met Suzie at my first appointment I was SOLD. The amazing customer service is unmatched from any other store I went to.

I picked out 2 dresses I liked the most and was blown away when Suzie told me I could pick the skirt of one dress and the top and pattern of another. The dress was completely custom made and absolutely beautiful!

Suzie and Siew did such an AMAZING job, my experience was everything I could have dreamed of and more!!! (If I could give 6 stars I would)
Samantha

- design your own dress -

SO, you’ve tried on a few things already, seen a few stores and haven’t quite found the one, so you decide to design it with us!

The beginning

You visit us, we get creative together, do sketches, talk fabrics, features and the fit where we provide guidance, opinion and base price.

The research

You head to Tylers Fabrics in Richmond to choose some sample laces, providing us with a photo of the header and snap shot of the lace.

The refining

We borrow these fabrics from Tylers and have another appointment together, refine the design, choose which lace, quote you on the lace cost based on amount needed.

The decision

You say YES! Placing your deposit and pay in full for your desired lace, we order and collect the lace for you, take measurements and book you in for your mock-up fitting.

The mock-up

Six months before your wedding, is your calico fitting - this is a mock-up version of your gown created from your measurements and custom design, at this appointment together we refine the fit, features, and have your fabric at the boutique, using it to determine placement, taking photos for the work-room along the way.

The first look

Three months before your wedding, you will see your gown for the first time!

The pinning

Five weeks out - the "pinning fitting" to determine the fitting alterations, the hem height, the bustle for dancing and confirm veil length (if applicable).

The check

Three weeks out from the wedding, You will try your gown on with all of the alterations completed, learn how to bustle the dress and check your hem length.

The collection

The week of your wedding! Try it on one last time, have it steamed, packaged and ready for your big day!

- Brides of armadale -

Melbourne’s custom wedding dress designers.

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.