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Custom wedding dresses & custom dresses made for any occasion!

Custom Wedding Dresses, Custom Dress Design, Bridal Alterations

Texas custom wedding dressmaker, A.Cherie Couture, is known for designing unique custom wedding dresses virtually, locally and internationally for creative clients of all shapes and sizes, who appreciate intricate one of a kind details with an exceptional fit.

We serve vibrant, deeply passionate brides and clients who defy convention, offering our refined design approach and one-of-a-kind, captivating creations.

Interested in our other services or just want to chat with a human? Book a call and get all of your questions answered! After all… you have a wedding to plan!

Designing a custom wedding dress is a personalized one on one experience with your own custom dress designer, guiding you through a memorable design journey!

Why design your own custom wedding dress?

“Have you ever felt like you wanted to tear multiple dresses apart and combine them into one dream dress? Have you been to 3+ bridal shops and still can’t find anything you love? We hear this often, and that is when you know that choosing a custom wedding dress would be the ideal route for you!

A.Cherie Couture is known for designing custom wedding dresses and custom couture gowns virtually and locally. Our clients get a very hands-on personalized experience working 1 on 1 with their own custom dress designer who will listen to their pain points and make design suggestions that will flatter each client’s unique body type. You won’t feel alone designing your one-of-a-kind wedding dress with the help of the A.Cherie Couture team. We also provide local wedding dress alterations to local brides in San Antonio, Austin, Boerne, And the Texas Hill Country!”

You Deserve the Couture Experience

“Your journey to forever deserves a custom luxury wedding dress as unique as you are – a masterpiece crafted exclusively for you. Our team of seasoned artisans and seamstresses understand that your wedding day is a cherished milestone, and your wedding dress should reflect the magnificence of the moment!”

Ways to Work With Us!

“A.Cherie Couture started by designing custom wedding dresses for local brides in Texas. Soon, word spread about our quality work and now we design custom wedding dresses online, and bridal accessories for clients across the globe! No matter where you located, you can have the couture treatment virtually or in person at our showroom! Be a one-of-a-kind bride in a one-of-a-kind bridal gown from A.Cherie Couture. Your go to for custom wedding dresses online and around the world.”

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Say hello to the world of stress-free, custom dress design magic!

We firmly believe that finding your dream wedding dress should be a breeze, not a battle.

Design a custom wedding dress or custom dress with us for any occasion!

Our custom dress design service is all about inclusion, ease, and most of all, a unique experience you will never forget!

Whether you’ve got your custom wedding dress vision nailed down or you’re just beginning to dream via Pinterest, consider us your go-to design confidantes for that perfect dress you have been dreaming about!

  • Personalization: Customization allows you to incorporate your unique style, preferences, and personality into every detail your custom dress.
  • Quality Materials: You have control over the choice of materials, ensuring that your dress is made from the highest quality fabrics and embellishments.
  • Uniqueness: Your custom wedding dress will be one-of-a-kind, tailored exclusively for you. You won’t find another bride wearing the same dress.
  • Impeccable Fit: Easy and fun, guided by a dedicated and talented designer with many years of experience dressing many different body types along the way.
  • Endless Design Options: From neckline to train length, you can choose every aspect of the design to match your vision.
  • Exclusive Experience: Working closely with a designer creates a personalized and memorable journey leading up to your big day.
  • Stress Reduction: With a professional dressmaker, you can trust that your custom dress is in expert hands, reducing the stress of wedding planning.
  • Support Local Talent: You can support local artisans, seamstresses and designers by choosing custom over mass-produced dresses.
  • Family Heirloom: Custom wedding dresses can become family heirlooms, passed down through generations.
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Services

A.Cherie Couture Services

A.Cherie Couture specializes

  • custom wedding dresses and custom gown creation
    • custom mother of the bride or groom dresses
    • custom quinenera dresses and sweet 16 dresses
  • wedding gown alterations on designer label wedding gowns
  • formal gown alterations
  • vintage dress restoration or heirloom repurposing
  • custom veil design and bridal overskirts
    • bridal capes and unique accessories
  • wedding gown preservation

 Contact us to discuss your design for you custom gown or about any of your other bridal needs!

The Custom Dress Design Experience Directly from Our Clients

  • The process of designing my custom wedding dress was very smooth and easy. I found a few inspiration photos for my dream dress and the A.Cherie team listened and suggested several options from their expertise point of view including the perfect mikado for my A-line wedding dress. Right when I met with Ashley, she did a custom sketch of my custom dress design. The next time, she had already lots of ideas and research for my perfect custom wedding dress. The team delivered on time, and the experience of designing my custom wedding dress was amazing.

    Nayelly
    Nayelly Mexico
  • I think the individual attention as a frantic bride really made the experience for me. It took the weight off my shoulders knowing the dress I was going to have custom made would be beyond special. Every detail was to my specifications. I was able to get a custom made wedding dress that nobody else has and is one-of-a-kind!

    Brianna
    Brianna Texas
  • I am so happy with the specificity and quality of my unique custom wedding dress! Ashley and the A.Cherie Team were able to make my design come to life in such a beautiful way. They also took such great care of my MIL and bridesmaids. I will be going to them in the future for all my custom dress design needs as well as any alterations I need!

    Samantha
    Samantha Texas
  • There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for The A.Cherie Team! The ultimate trustworthy and talented team. They are committed to making every custom wedding dress so unbelievably special and unique for each of their brides. I was so indecisive, yet extremely particular about my custom wedding dress design, and Ashley was SO patient, knowledgeable and determined to make my vision come to life. My custom wedding dress and custom veil were an absolute dream that I will never forget.

    Rachel
    Rachel Texas
  • My custom wedding dress was exactly what I envisioned it would be! I had ideas that I wanted to take from a few different dresses and Ashley put it all together to give me my dream dress! She was super friendly and attentive, also the pricing was very affordable for being a custom dress. I definitely recommend getting a custom dress. It was an exciting process because you can only imagine what your dress will look like, and when you finally see it, it is perfect. I had A custom wedding dress an overskirt and veil all custom made for me!
    Giselle
    Giselle New Mexico
  • The A.Cherie team was a dream to work with! I was a little nervous having my custom wedding dress made so far away and without meeting with them in person, being that I live in Alaska. But my custom black wedding dress couldn’t have turned out more perfect. When I saw my custom wedding dress, it was everything that I had wanted and more! They worked in every detail that I wanted my custom black wedding dress to have! I highly recommend working with the A.Cherie team even if you aren’t local, no matter your location. They make the custom dress process so easy.

    Briana
    Briana Alaska
  • “WOW!” Is how I would describe my experience with Ashley and the team at A. Cherie Couture. After trying on over 20 dresses, I decided to find someone to make my Custom Mother of the Groom dress. It was a great decision on my part! When I contacted A Cherie online, I received a response right away and scheduled a consultation. I sat down with Ashley, in their lovely office, and she began to draw and ask questions. I left with a sketch that I loved. The design process from design to delivery is well-defined, precise, clear and well-communicated … and FUN! The price was very reasonable. And most importantly, my gorgeous dress fit like a glove and was delivered on time! I received MANY MANY compliments. And the pockets were CLUTCH!! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    Brooks
    Brooks Texas
  • A Cherie was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them for a custom wedding dress no matter your location. Ashley was able to perfectly capture my vision for the dress on the first sketch and the A.Cherie Team made that sketch a reality even better than I could imagine.

    Hailey
    Hailey Texas
  • I highly recommend choosing A.Cherie for your custom wedding dress or any dress, really! I absolutely fell in love with my custom wedding dress! I tried on a bunch of dresses at different bridal shops, found what I liked for the front, back, train, fabric, etc. I sent everything to Ashley who then sketched a mock up of my custom dress design. She understood my vision with design and material. My wedding dress came out better than I ever could have imagined! My mom even got her mother of the bride dress made that was absolutely perfect and fit her so well! I am so grateful and appreciate of Ashley and the team at A.Cherie!

    Kim
    Kim Texas

The A.Cherie Couture Custom Dress Design Experience

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1: Personalized Design Consultation

The first step is your personalized design consultation for your custom wedding dress or custom dress design. We’ve created an enjoyable, stress-free, detailed design process all possible virtually through the guidance of our design and production team. Let A.Cherie guide you in the right direction, instead of spending hours trying on dresses that aren’t right for you. Fill out our consultation form here or book a free discovery call with us to learn more! We can not WAIT for you to design your own wedding dress with the help from one of our designers!

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2: Pricing Made Just For You

One-on-one consultations, highly qualified design guidance with our custom dress designers who have 10+ years in the industry, and exceptional quality dresses. With our direct-to-consumer model, we’re able to create a very hands-on personalized custom dress design experience at prices that are comparable to off-the-rack options but much more personal.

Average Price Range: $1,700- $6,500

View Pricing Here

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3: Choosing Your Fabrics

You are involved every step of the way during the creation of your custom wedding dress! We source our fabrics from the top fabric vendors all around the world. If you are looking for something specific, we can custom create it for you! Read More About the Custom Dress Experience

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4: Measurements

A couture fit is all about how your dress feels on your body and works to contour your curves. We make sure every inch will feel just right as you walk down the aisle! We design custom wedding dresses online for clients worldwide using our own detailed, easy-to-use custom measurement sheet for your own custom wedding dress. Our dresses are made to your specific measurements, which ensures a great fit and keeps dress alterations to a minimum. Read about our team of experts!

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5: Your Custom Dress!

What occurs when self-expression converges with the expertise of design guidance? The result is a custom wedding dress that embodies your individuality. It transcends being just a pre-designed dress; rather, it becomes a reflection of your essence with a behind the scenes process you will remember forever with many keepsakes along the way! Read FAQs

Ready to design your own wedding dress with us? Book a design consultation with us!

Patricia Gibbs
Patricia Gibbs
2024-02-06
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Very courteous, professional and prompt. I felt like my mother of the bride dress was in good hands.
Hanna M
Hanna M
2024-02-04
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Karen did absolutely amazing transforming my dress into the dress of my dreams!!! So easy to work with, extremely kind, very thorough, and overall did an absolutely stunning job. The dress came out better than I could have imagined and I’m so so happy I went with A.Cherie for my alterations 🤍
Marissa Geist
Marissa Geist
2024-01-17
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Ashley and Karen are a dream to work with. I did not have a custom made dress but they altered a dress I bought (Grace loves lace) and they did an excellent job of making this dress fit the way it was supposed to look. It was gorgeous. I couldn’t be happier! I would HIGHLY recommend this team for a custom made dress or alterations of any gown!
Hailey S
Hailey S
2024-01-11
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A Cherie was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them for a custom dress. Ashley was able to perfectly capture my vision for the dress on the first sketch and Karen made that sketch a reality even better than I could imagine. Karen did a great job with the beading and alterations (only needed because I lost a good bit of weight after the initial measurements). The bustle was also the best I've ever seen. The points were incorporated into the flowers of the lace so it hid nicely, but when bustled all the lace on the train was on display in beautiful (and secure) folds. Karen made sure to teach my MOH how to bustle it properly and even videoed it so we could recreate it on the big day. Ashley and Karen were so kind throughout the whole process and I couldn't imagine a better product.
Jeanie Hanzal
Jeanie Hanzal
2023-12-04
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Great communication and awesome customer service from everyone. My dress fit like a glove. Ladies, if you are hesitant to getting professional alterations of an off-the-rack dress that somewhat fits, the investment is absolutely worth it. I enjoyed my visits with Karen and her work is amazing.
Rachel Leszczynski
Rachel Leszczynski
2023-12-01
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Karen is the best! She made my dream dress come to life. Reasonable prices, fabulous work, and excellent service. Don’t trust anyone else with your alterations.
Mandy Gonzales
Mandy Gonzales
2023-11-07
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SUCH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! They were so helpful and so kind!!!!! Karen was amazing and so kind and so patient! I highly recommend going to A.Cherie to get your dress done, altered, created, whatever you want! They are amazing.
Katia Carmona
Katia Carmona
2023-11-03
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THE BEST DECISION! I had a very poor wedding dress shopping experience and was very worried about dress alterations and additional customizations. I miraculously learned about A. Cherie Couture through a comment on a wedding Facebook group and had a wonderful overall experience. From the first online consultation to my first appointment to the final send off, I felt very comforted by their professionalism! The team is very knowledgeable and patient; they welcomed all questions, explained things thoroughly and did a great job with my dress! My in-person appointments were with Karen, and she was so kind and skilled! I only wish I had found them sooner so that they could’ve made me a custom gown. I 100% recommend this team to any bride. Also, I had to drive in from out of town for my appointments, and it was worth every mile.
Kaitlin DiDomenico
Kaitlin DiDomenico
2023-11-01
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Karen and Ashley are absolutely phenomenal. They were so kind, flexible, and really listened to me and my vision for the dress. I would recommend them to anyone. They helped me with my dress and helped my maid of honor with hers!!
Samantha Lucas
Samantha Lucas
2023-09-15
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Ashley was very helpful talking to me before my appointment on what they offer and how they could help me. Karen I’d absolutely amazing. I had weight loss surgery and my dress had to come in 1-3 sizes and she had made it to perfection. Super helpful telling me what was required and what I could avoid to save money. I have never had such a great experience, they also worked with on cost so I could get everything I needed done while still protecting themselves. If you want a great fair priced alterations on your dress or any custom dress this is the place to go! I’m not adding photos of my dress yet because my wedding hasn’t happened yet however I will post pictures after! I’m still in shock at what she accomplished in only 1 week!!!!!

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How Much Does a Custom Wedding Dress Cost?

How Much Does a Custom Wedding Dress Cost?

A.Cherie Couture Pricing

Simple custom wedding dresses: Starting at $2,500 – $3,500

Moderately detailed dresses: $3,500 – $9,000+

Highly intricate and embellished gowns: $7,000- $15,000+

Remember, these are just starting points. Discussing your vision and budget openly with potential designers will provide a more accurate estimate for your dream dress. A great custom dress designer will also make suggestions and guide you on how to stay as close as possible, within reason, to your target budget.

We design, custom make your dream dress, and deliver your unique custom dress design directly to you, cutting out the costs and keeping things affordable. We work with you every step of the way, so you get a one-of-a-kind custom gown that fits your style and budget perfectly. Read more about our pricing and reach out with an specific questions!

How long does it take to make a custom wedding dress?

Designing your custom dress with us typically takes 6-9 months to craft your perfect custom gown with A.Cherie Couture, including consultations, custom sketches, design approvals, production adjustments, and delivery. To ensure a flawless fit and peace of mind, we deliver your dress 1.5-2 months before your wedding date, allowing ample time for final alterations. Considering on when you start your custom dress design with us, we can also get it to you sooner in advance if requested! While we recommend starting 10-12 months in advance for a stress-free experience, we understand time constraints for some brides. That’s why we offer rush options to create your dream dress in 3 months, expedited production fees will apply. Contact us today!

Is a Custom Dress Worth It?

Elevate your wedding experience with a custom dress. Forget the frustration of alterations and compromises. A custom gown is a journey of collaboration, where your vision comes to life through expert design and meticulous tailoring. It’s a personalized fit that ensures comfort, confidence, and a moment you’ll remember forever.

The true value of a custom wedding dress extends far beyond the price tag. It’s an investment in:

  • Uniqueness: A one-of-a-kind gown that reflects your personality and style, unlike anything found off-the-rack. Certain design elements that NO other dress will ever have.
  • Impeccable Fit: No need for extensive alterations, ensuring a flawless silhouette that flatters your body.
  • Collaborative Design Process: Working hand-in-hand with an expert designer to bring your dream dress to life, fostering a truly special experience with many keepsakes along the way.
  • Quality and Craftsmanship: High-quality materials and meticulous construction ensure a dress that’s built to last and cherish for years to come.

Considering the Boutique Alternative: Factoring in Alterations

While boutique wedding dresses offer instant gratification (and sometimes dress regret on reddit), significant alteration costs are often overlooked. The average bride spends $500 – $1,500, sometimes even exceeding $2,500, to achieve the perfect fit and customizations to ready-made designs. When you factor in these potential alteration costs on top of the dress price tag, a custom dress might become surprisingly comparable in price, offering the added benefits of personalization and a unique design the no other bride will ever have! Read more about our Clients personalized Journeys! 

Are Custom Made Dresses More Expensive?

Yes, custom-made dresses tend to be more expensive than off-the-rack dresses, but it’s not always a straightforward comparison. Here’s a breakdown of the factors involved when exploring if a custom dress is more expensive vs. buying off the rack:

Reasons why custom dresses are typically more expensive:

  • Uniqueness: You get a one-of-a-kind dress designed by you with the help of your own custom dress designer. The dress is tailored and created specifically to your body measurements and design preferences.
  • Quality materials and craftsmanship: Custom dresses often use higher quality fabrics and require more skilled labor, leading to a higher cost. Custom dresses are much more labor intensive and each dress pattern is made to each client’s custom measurements.
  • Design consultation and collaboration: You get personalized attention from the designer throughout the process, guiding you along the way to create the most perfect design that flatters your body.
  • Multiple fittings and alterations: Custom dresses involve multiple fittings to ensure a perfect fit, which adds to the cost along with minor alterations that are included with your custom dress.

However, there are nuances to consider:

  • Alterations costs on off the rack dresses: When shopping for a dress at a bridal boutique, sometimes the sales associate won’t tell you what to expect as far as alterations go. When you purchase a dress off the rack or from a boutique, you should expect to add $500-$1000 in alterations on top of the dress price tag. When you consider the cost spent for a dress off the rack and the alterations the wedding dress may require, a custom dress does not seem too far out of reach!
  • Cost can vary greatly: The price depends on the designer’s experience, the complexity of the design, design details and the chosen fabrics. You can find more affordable custom dress design options if you prioritize specific elements. Or you can check out our Made to Order collection where you can personalize certain details of dress and have it made to your measurements. 
  • Value proposition: Some consider the higher price justifiable for a unique, perfectly fitting dress they adore. Others might prioritize affordability and choose off-the-rack with alterations. You just have to decide what is best and most important to you.
  • Comparison isn’t always apples-to-apples: Compare custom dresses to similar quality, off-the-rack gowns for a more accurate price comparison. Factor in potential alteration costs for off-the-rack dresses as well and decide what is most important to you. Wedding pictures last forever!
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Common FAQS | Custom Wedding Dresses | Wedding Dress Alterations | Heirloom Redesign and More!

A.Cherie Couture's Mission

A.Cherie Couture is known for designing custom wedding dresses and custom gowns, locally and internationally for clients worldwide. Our mission as custom wedding dress designers, is to provide all of our brides and clients with an experience of a lifetime, no matter their location or unique idea they have for their own custom wedding dress or custom gown.

A.Cherie Couture is a unique Bridal Shop in San Antonio, Texas serving brides in the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, Austin and surrounding areas for local services like wedding dress alterations, formal gown alterations and heirloom redesign.

Our in-house custom dress designer has many years of experience and expertise working in the custom bridal industry, learning day by day what each and every client wants for their unique custom design and bringing that idea to life from pinterest boards to the final custom made dress! With our custom dress designer’s background in product development, fashion and graphic design, we know you will be overjoyed with your custom wedding dress! We have a very solid team of designers, seamstress, and product development experts who are artisans in their craft and specialize in impeccable fit. Although custom made wedding dresses are our fortay, we have expanded our services and now offer full service wedding dress alterations in San Antonio, formal gown alterations, day of dressing services, custom bridal veils, dress preservation and heirloom vintage gown restyling. Read more about our custom dress designer and the couture team here!

Where are you located?

We are unique Bridal shop located in San Antonio, Texas. We serve clients locally and worldwide, utilizing technology to ease the process for our clients to create custom wedding dresses online no matter their location. We perform our design consultations for custom wedding dresses virtually via zoom or in person!

How much does a custom wedding dress cost?

In the traditional bridal industry, there are many factors that determine the price of a wedding dress between the boutiques, bridal shops, designer labels, wholesalers, retailers, etc. All of these factors drive up the cost, and you end up paying much more. We cut out the middleman, allowing us to provide you with the highest quality custom wedding dresses and custom formal gowns, using a reasonable pricing system, allowing us to provide something unique for each and every client!

The total price for a custom bridal gown is determined by a number of factors, like fabric selection, embellishments, and design complexity. Like every client’s vision, every project is unique and we create personalized production quotes for each and every client based on their own custom design. 

More about the pricing for custom gowns here.

How long does it take to make a custom wedding dress?

At a traditional bridal shop, you typically are high pressured into ordering and rushed to order as soon as possible. Not all bridal shops are like this, but some can be so it is important to know that before wedding dress shopping!

Once the order is placed at a bridal shop, you typically have to wait 4-8 months for your wedding dress to come in, and that doesn’t include the time it takes for multiple fittings and alterations. A.Cherie Couture cuts the dress production timeline down to a minimum, while still providing exquisite quality with our team of top seamstresses and manufacturers. The A.Cherie Couture custom dress process takes only 4~5 months for the Simple to Moderate price point categories, and 5-9 months for the Elaborate category with custom dress designs that involve extensive heavy beadwork. We then ship your custom dress to you, which is already made to your size and design specs, making the whole experience of wedding dress shopping faster, more convenient, and a unique experience of a lifetime That you will never forget! Read what our former clients had to say about the process here!

Do you design custom wedding veils and other bridal accessories?

Yes! We create custom veils in any desired length and design! We can create cathedral length veils, royal length veils, fingertip veils and more! We can create custom veils using the same or similar lace as your wedding dress or we can source the closest lace options for clients who bought their wedding dresses elsewhere, but are looking for bridal veils to match!

We also create custom wedding dress overskirts, bridal capes and more custom add ons for your wedding dress!

In addition to custom bridal gowns, we can custom make other formal gowns. We design and create custom formal gowns, Custom Mother of the bride dresses, Custom Mother of the groom dresses, Custom Quinceanera Dresses, any dresses for any occasion!  View Pricing

Will I need to come in for In person dress fittings and Alterations?

All of our custom dresses are created to your own custom measurements. We require 30+ measurements along with specific design related measurements required for your custom design. We recommend finding a local seamstress or tailor in your area to measure for your custom wedding dress using our guideline to obtain the most accurate dress measurements. We provide all information for you, and are here for you if there are any questions. We do have a list of past tailors and seamstresses we have worked with all around the world so please let us know if you need recommendations based on location. For our custom wedding dresses and custom formal gowns, minimal alterations should be expected. Sometimes our clients need no alterations on their custom dress design, it just depends but we want to make sure all clients plan accordingly for some alterations.

Do you make wedding dresses with color?

Yes! We can make a custom wedding dress or custom dress design in any preferred color! We have made many black wedding dresses, red wedding dresses, grey wedding dresses, blue wedding dresses, pink wedding dresses, and so much more! Color is no issue for us! Contact us for you colorful wedding dress ideas!

Do you create Plus Size Wedding Dresses and Plus Size Custom dresses?

Yes! We are size inclusive, meaning we make custom dresses for any size! Size does not matter here at A.Cherie Couture. We create dresses based on measurements, not standard sizes.

What should I consider before purchasing a custom wedding dress?
  • Style and Design: Find out and be confident on what styles look best on you! We don’t wear floor length dresses every day, so it is a good idea to try a few things on before committing to something custom! Be open minded in trying on designs with different necklines, dress silhouette and shapes as well as fabrics to find out what you love and don’t love! It can be very eye-opening!
  • Budget: Understand the full costs, including the dress design, accessories, as well as final alterations to consider.
  • Timeline: Ensure you have enough time for the entire design and fitting process. Leaving enough time for final alterations is also key in planning. It is better to start sooner rather than later so you have enough time to make decisions.
  • Comfort and Wearability: As you’ll be wearing your wedding dress for an extended period of time, make sure to consider if your designs also meets your comfort requirements. We always recommend trying on similar fabrics so you can see how they feel.
  • Designer’s Expertise: Have a consultation to see if the design team aligns with your unique vision and what the teams possibilities and limitations are. Make sure you do your research on the designer or design team to make sure your vision aligns with what they can accomplish.
  • Alterations: Understand the alteration process, timeline and any associated costs. Just because it is a custom made wedding dress, your custom dress may still need some minor tweaks and alterations to achieve the desired fit!
Do you offer in-person fittings for custom dresses?

Yes we do! We want to give our brides and clients every option so that they are comfortable using A.Cherie Couture to create their dream custom dress for their special day. It is not necessary or required to come to Texas for consultations or fittings. We utilize zoom and other technology to communicate with our clients.

All of our custom wedding dresses and custom gowns are created to 30+ measurements, and therefore will not need extensive alterations. Alterations can be done with their preferred seamstress or tailor in their area.

How should I prepare for my custom dress design consultation?

We encourage our clients to have a good understanding of what they are wanting before scheduling a design consultation.

We find it helpful to try on wedding dresses or formal gowns of similar styles and silhouettes just to confirm that you are ready to commit to the design of your dream dress. Once you have your dress design in mind, this would be a good time to set up your personalized design consultation.

The best way to prepare for our initial consultation is to gather ideas about your personal bridal style. Ask yourself questions like: What does my wedding venue look like?How will the weather be when I wear my wedding dress? What fabrics do I love? What silhouettes make me feel beautiful?

If you need some guidance on creating the dress of your dreams, no problem! Our designers are here to assist you and suggest things to you based on your body type, likes and dislikes, as well as assist with any other questions you may have.

Do you design other custom dresses?

Yes! In addition to custom wedding dresses, we can custom make other formal gowns. We design and create custom formal gowns, Rehearsal dinner dresses, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, bridal separates, Custom Mother of the bride dresses, Custom Mother of the groom dresses, Custom Quinceanera Dresses, any dresses for any occasion! If you can dream It, we can design It!  View Pricing

Do you offer wedding dress alterations for wedding dresses not bought at your bridal shop?

Yes! We offer bridal gown alterations on any wedding dresses no matter where you bought your gown! We take outside designer label gowns as well as off the rack wedding dresses as well. We offer formal gown alterations as well. Learn more about our wedding dress alterations here! 

Do you offer alterations on everyday clothing and menswear?

No, we currently do not offer sewing alterations for menswear or everyday clothing. We are much more specialized and only offer formal alterations for womenswear. Learn more about our wedding dress alterations here! 

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