This is my favorite work to do....giving new life and a new personality to vintage wedding gowns. To take a sentimental, but often sad or damaged, wedding dress and re-vive it is one of the most satisfying types of work. I love seeing some of the yellow come out when we soak old pieces. I love modernizing the dresses by removing dated sleeves or chokingly-high necklines. Taking off the huge bows from the 80s, or scaling down the volume of a skirt can turn a dress from a mother or aunt's dress into the bride's very own. What a moment to witness...when the bride finally sees herself and her personality come through.
Pricing: Depending on the work done, a vintage dress could range similar to an average bridal dress at $300-500. Or it could go as high as a fully custom dress somewhere more like $1500-2000. But, most vintage dresses I have done are right in between these two groups and average around $400-800.