The Process

 
 

budget

Know how much you have to spend and be sure to check the price range of dresses on offer prior to your appointment. This way you can stay within your budget.

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Booking

We work to a 3 Fit Process for our Bride Collection on all gowns. Clients are required to book a minimum of 6 months prior to their wedding for our Made to Order Gowns. Each gown is made as per sample. After selecting up to four gowns from Authentic, clients can book in their first appointment with the Authentic team via our website- schedule an appointment now. A consultation fee of $200.00 is payable at the time of your booking. This fee will be deducted from your final invoice should you decide to proceed with your gown. Please be advised that this fee is non-refundable once a consultation has taken place. All appointments are held at our studio. Please be aware that if you choose to cancel your 1st consultation, you must give us a minimum of 48 hours notice, or you will forfeit your consultation fee.

first appointment

The 3 fit processes will be done with a member of the Authentic team. In your first consultation, your full measurements will be taken and you may try up to four pre-selected styles. Styles come as is and no necklines, fabrications or color can be modified.  If you require a second fitting to try on further styles or any of the styles again, we offer this for an additional $200.00.

Casting

Once a dress is selected, an invoice will be emailed through to you within 2 working days. We require a 50% deposit of the total invoice prior to commencing the construction of your made to order gown. Invoices are valid for 10 days. We require a decision within this timeframe as fabrics need to be purchased and we need to ensure we meet your deadlines. Final invoice for balance payment will be sent out 2 weeks prior to your 3rd fitting and must be paid before your final appointment.

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second appointment

The chosen style will be made in your standard size and be ready for you to try on. At the time of this fitting hem level will be done- you must bring the shoes you will be wearing on the day to ensure correct hem length. As well as the hem length any other small adjustment will be made such as strap length.

Third Appointment

Now that your dress is complete you are welcome to try the dress on for a final look. Your dress will be packed up and ready for you to take home.

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