What is your price range for a custom wedding gown?
Base price starts at $2800 and up to $4500+ for more complex and full styles. These prices include all fabric and fittings and will range depending on the fabric/ style chosen.
Do you design/create bridesmaids dresses and other special occasion wear?
We like to do what we do best - and that is wedding gowns only.
Can you replicate gowns?
While we appreciate and admire other designers work - it is not within our company integrity to knock off styles. We welcome inspiration photos to create something that is unique to you, combined with our expert design input at Joanna Delaney.
What kind of fabrics do you use?
We take pride in using 100% silk or cotton fibre content or silk/cotton blends to ensure the highest quality of construction and aesthetic of our gowns. This also ensures the breathability and lightness of the garment. Fabrics are sourced locally and are mostly from England, France, India and China.
Can you explain your creative process?
1. Initial consultation. Here we will discuss the design and get a feel for what would best suited to your personality and style. We will also look at fabric swatches/ existing samples and sketch out something for you - this is completely free of charge and should take approximately 45 minutes.
2. Finalize design/ fabric and take measurements. This can sometimes be upon first consultation, however we understand you may need some time to think about your design. We will gladly give you swatches from your first consultation and you are welcome to take photos of your sketch.
3. Fitting process. Here we will really refine the style and make sure it is fitting impeccably for your special day. Fittings generally start 3-6 months prior to wedding.
How many fittings will I need?
Average amount of fittings for custom bridal is 3 - this can range depending on complexity of gown.
What will I need for my first fitting?
Please bring whatever undergarments you will be wearing day of. Shoes are not necessary for first fitting, however will eventually be needed for hemming.
I have fitness/ weight loss goals for my wedding - how close to the wedding can we do a fitting?
We can start a dress as close as 2 months before the wedding if time permits - with final fitting week of.
Can you hem my fiancees pants/ do smaller alterations?
While we would love to say yes, we like to focus mainly on our bridal services and recommend any smaller alterations for your local dry cleaner or trusted tailoring company.
I don't live in Vancouver - can you still create something for me?
Most definitely - we can work remotely via Skype or Face Time. You would just need to provide your measurements from a trusted tailor. If your final destination isn't Vancouver we are happy to send out the dress to you.
Can you explain your payment process?
We require 50% deposit upon purchase invoice - and remaining payment upon completion of dress(es). We understand that larger orders may need a more tailored payment plan to suit your needs and can most definitely accommodate such cases. We take payment via credit card, e-transfer, cheque and cash.