Questions and Answers Liza Diaz


Questions and Answers

"The energy of imagination, deliberation, and invention, which fall into a natural rhythm totally one’s own, maintained by innate discipline and a keen sense of pleasure – these are the ingredients of style. And all who have it share one thing: originality."

Listed here are some of the most common 'Questions and Answers' that should assist you in becoming more familiar with my services. If you have further inquiries, please feel free to visit my contact page and use the simple and easy contact form.

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Yes, in fact 90% of my clients ask me to replicate wedding dress designs they find on websites or in magazines. But consider this; replication is not duplication. For instance, acquiring the exact same fabric is near impossible and usually the client's own body type and personality will nudge or steer a design into it's own variation. Ironically, this typically results in design improvements. Ultimately, my clients walk away with more of a personalized take on a dress that was intended to be a mere replication.

Like anything custom made, costs can vary depending on the gown’s fabric, detailing and trimmings. Estimated labor includes conceptualization of your dress design, material sourcing, pattern drafting, construction as well as exceptional finishing/fit detailing.

Generally speaking, you can expect to pay a minimum of $1700 for a “simple” well fitted high quality crepe dress that is fully lined.

Introducing any type of lace generally moves your total cost up to $3000. From here a full lace dress and/or adding beaded lace embroidery $3500 - $6000. These prices reflect labour/material costs all in.

Once you have decided and committed to a complete wedding dress design, you will receive an email with the full breakdown and cost of your custom wedding dress including labor, materials and taxes.

At this point, 50 percent of the total cost will be due before the dress making begins. The remaining 50 percent will be due at your first dress fitting. This is where the mock-up goes into full construction with our sourced textiles, the dress is together but unfinished & likely needs much more detailed finishing work.

Payments are non-refundable. At each of these dress fitting stages, your invoice will be credited and re-emailed for your records.

Payment by email transfer is preferred. I can also except PayPal with the understanding that their fees will be added to the invoice.