THE COUTURE PROCESS

You deserve an elegant couture wedding dress that is expertly sculpted and handcrafted just for you. At Felisiti Greis, this service comes as standard. Countless hours of devotion, love, and crafts(wo)manship goes into every single couture dress. My meticulous yet stress-free process means that not only will you receive a dress as individual as you are, but you will also have an experience you can cherish forever before your big day has even begun. I am passionate about creating lavish couture wedding dresses that celebrate the beauty of women in every way and I guarantee to make you look and feel your best. 

“The comments I received on the day about the bespoke fit of my dress were overwhelming. Thank you for making me a princess for the day…”

Step one

DISCOVERY

Your couture wedding dress journey begins with an initial discovery consultation. This one hour, complimentary appointment is an opportunity for you to share your vision with me, from silhouette to fabric to feel. I want to know everything. Don’t know where to begin? No problem. I’ll be there to help you explore every possibility and introduce you to your dream couture dress. The appointment can be held in person at our beautiful atelier or via video call for your convenience. 

“Even without meeting in person, the design she created from our first call was everything I’d pictured and more…” 

Step two

DESIGN 

The next appointment will involve further collaboration as I translate your initial consultation ideas into a design sketch which will form the blueprint for your couture wedding dress. Want to make changes to the original idea? No problem. I will happily offer my expertise and guide you through any changes you wish to make. Once the final design is complete, you will approve it. At the end of the appointment, your measurements will be taken. With the perfect design ready, we are going to start working on bringing your dream dress to life.

“Felicity has been amazing on all of our video calls. She gave clear instructions on how to take measurements and talked me through the entire process.”

Step three

CREATION

With your final design approved, I will create custom patterns using paper and your specific measurements. A toile (an early version of a garment) will be created and you will be invited to your first fitting. This will allow us to adjust and perfect the toile to ensure you are completely happy with what will soon become your dress.   During your toile fitting, we will explore different laces, fabrics, trims and embroideries. This exploration will give you a clear vision of your dress. After your first fitting in the toile, we will proceed to work on your actual gown with our selection of quality and luxurious fabrics and materials. We will arrange subsequent fittings accordingly and invite you back to our atelier to try on your couture bridal dress at different stages.

Bride wearing Felisiti Greis couture wedding dress during a fitting in the designer's atelier.

Step four

FINAL FITTING

After meticulously perfecting every inch of fabric, every seam and every stitch, it’s time to meet your finished couture wedding dress. I will contact you to arrange a preferred date and time for your final fitting. During this appointment, you will try your finished bespoke wedding dress on for one final check. Your dress will be safely packaged so that it can be taken home the same day (if you can bring yourself to take it off that is). 

If you have any further questions about my process, please check the FAQ or get in touch.

“I loved the details of the lace that Felicity helped me pick during my consultation. I was amazed at the outcome…” 

ON THE DAY SERVICE

My commitment to ensuring you look your very best does not end on the day of delivery/collection of your bridal gown. My On the day service offers you peace of mind, knowing that I will be right there with you on your wedding day to help you with your dream couture wedding dress. Please email me at design@felisitigreis.com to enquire about this service.

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