Discover More About Our Process Through Our Frequently Asked Questions
At Ella Moda, we’re passionate about bringing your dreams to life through our custom wedding dresses. We’ll happily answer any questions you may have about our wedding dresses, and our design process. See below for our frequently asked questions, or contact our Brisbane based studio for more details.
When should I begin shopping for my wedding gown?
All of our gowns are hand made in our Brisbane studio using the finest imported couture textiles from around the world. Some fabrics are produced on request and need to be ordered in advance. Sometimes we will need to source a particular fabric and this also takes time. Our couture service has limited availability and often fitting times are booked out six months in advance.
We recommend you start shopping four to six months prior to your wedding date. If you would like to create a custom couture gown we require you to place your order six months before your wedding date.
We understand that sometimes couples have short engagements or things don’t go to plan, so if your wedding is within this six month period, drop us an email and we can work on an appointment date for you as soon as possible.
Do I need to book an appointment?
Yes, Ella Moda is an appointment only showroom. We offer a highly personalised one-on-one couture service which is recommended for brides who are ready to create their dream wedding dress. If you are curious and wish to browse styles we recommend you do a bit of research and bring along your design inspirations. To book your private couture appointment contact us.
What should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend that you wear nude underwear and bring along any shape-wear to your appointment. Most of our gowns don’t require a bra however, if wearing a strapless bra will make you feel more at ease please bring this along to your consultation.
How many people should I bring to my appointment?
We believe that your fitting should be a relaxed and intimate occasion. We recommend you bring no more than 3 guests with you. Choose your nearest and dearest, perhaps a trusted family member and or a close friend. Too many opinions can be confusing and overwhelming for the bride.
How much is a custom wedding gown?
Our custom couture wedding gowns begin at $4,500. Final price is dependent on the fabrics and style you choose.
How many fittings are involved?
Four to six fittings are required to ensure your gown fits you perfectly on your wedding day.
What if I lose weight?
This is not a problem. Your final wedding dress fitting is as close to your wedding day as possible, where we will make the final adjustments and tailor your gown to your figure.
When do I need to choose my shoes?
Please bring your shoes with you to your third fitting.
Do you charge for appointments?
We do not charge for appointments.
Do you offer payment plans?
40% is required as a deposit to order your wedding gown fabric, then we can offer a tailored payment plan based on your fitting dates.
Do I have to be a Brisbane resident to make an appointment?
Not at all, we create custom wedding dresses for brides from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and across Australia. The only requirement is that you can be available for fittings at our Brisbane based studio.