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Process

Susanna Greening Designs recognises that each bride is unique and individual and therefore deserves a bespoke dress lovingly made with them in mind from start to finish, down to each special, little touch. Using only the most luxurious silks, fabrics, lace and finishes- every dress is made to measure, fitted and created in our lovely studio in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

I usually meet each client in person, either in my Derbyshire studio or at your home, where we can discuss any ideas you may have, look at fabrics and get a feel for what you’re after. Please do bring along any pictures, ideas, magazines, pinterest boards or general wedding inspiration as I love to see your ideas.

From there we can go on to discuss fabric options - suggesting fabrics that will work best with your ideas and from this an initial design will be created. You will be provided with a quote based on the design and fabrics agreed.  

Once a design is chosen a mock-up of your dress is created which would usually be in calico or a plain fabric. This is then fitted to your exact measurements and any design details or changes you might like to make discussed. You would then usually have a further 2-3 fittings - a fitting once your dress has been cut and made in your chosen fabric, and a final fitting in your finished dress to make sure it’s absolutely perfect before the big day!

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Prices

If you wish to go ahead with a design, your measurements will be taken and a deposit of 25% of the quotation is required to secure your dress.

Bespoke wedding dresses start from £1250 and will be dependant on each individual design and fabric choices, this will be discussed at the consultation.

Please allow 6-12 months lead time on your dress, however it is possible to create a dress in as little as 12 weeks so please do contact us if you require a dress sooner.

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extras

Here at SGD I strive to offer a full service to make your wedding as special and unique to you as possible.

I offer a full bespoke bridesmaid service to perfectly accompany your wedding dress. These are designed and created following a similar process to a wedding dress. Prices start from £250 depending on designs and fabrics. There is also a small collection of bridal separates available in a range of colours and fabrics that can be made to your required bridesmaids sizes, prices for these begin at £100. Beautiful, bespoke little flower girl or 'mini-maid' dresses can also be made in complimentary fabrics, beginning at £80.

For the guys I create bespoke waistcoats in a variety of fine fabrics as well as bespoke ties in a wide choice of colours and print, including Liberty of London fabrics.

To finish off your outfit you can request a beautiful veil designed and made just for you to complement your dress perfectly. Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss any of these.