Custom Wedding Dresses and Custom Formal Gown | Pricing Information

How much does a custom wedding dress cost?

The Next Step: How Much Does a Custom Wedding Dress Cost?

Based on the well known website for Brides around the world, The Knot, most brides around the world spend 8%-12% of their total wedding budget on their attire. This is a great guide to give you an idea on what to budget for your wedding dress!

When it comes to the cost of custom wedding dresses, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It’s important to remember that a custom wedding dress or custom dress, is a unique creation, tailored to your specific vision, design details and your body. While the price tag might seem higher than off-the-rack options, the factors influencing the cost go beyond just fabric and labor. The intricate design elements, premium materials, and personalized attention to detail all contribute to the value and quality of your one-of-a-kind custom gown.

Think of it this way: you’re not just paying for a dress, you’re investing in a piece of wearable art that reflects your personality and embodies your dream wedding vision. While budget-conscious brides might find more affordable options elsewhere or may want to explore our made-to-order wedding dress collection, the craftsmanship and exclusivity that come with a custom dress through our bespoke process are often irreplaceable. If a truly personalized and high-quality handmade, personalized wedding dress speaks to your heart, be prepared to invest accordingly, knowing that the final creation will be a cherished heirloom for years to come with an experience you will never forget.

The value of a custom wedding dress goes beyond the financial. It’s an investment in an experience, a memory you’ll cherish forever about one of the most special days of your life.

Once we complete your design consultation with you, A.Cherie will assess your custom dress design as a whole and provide your personalized production assessment to you. Our pricing package category structure below varies on your own unique design, design complexity, materials and fabrics, but is there to help give potential clients an idea of what to expect.

Some brides and clients think a custom wedding dress or custom dress is out of reach, but when you consider the price tag of the off the rack wedding dress plus alteration costs; a custom gown seems much more attainable! Not to mention all the perks of going the custom dress route and ending up with your own personalized wedding dress design! Read more The perks of Custom Wedding Dresses

What is the average price for a custom wedding dress?

  • Most clients on average invest $2,500-$5,500 in their bespoke wedding dresses.
  • For more intricate and heavily beaded or embroidered bespoke wedding dress designs, our clients on average invest $5,500 – $9,500+.




Starting at

$1,700 – $2,500+

Non-wedding dresses only, Formal Gowns, Reception Dresses, Rehearsal Gowns,Flower girl dresses, Prom, MOB/MOG dresses



Starting at

$2,500 – $3,500+

Custom Wedding Dress Starting Price Category, Simple Wedding Gowns, More Detailed Formal Gowns, Custom Mother of the bride / groom dresses, Plain Standard Fabrics



Starting at

$3,500-$4,500 +

Average price point for custom designs, Lace Wedding Gowns, Structured Gowns, Gowns with selective areas of hand beading, Detailed Formal Gowns



Starting at

$5,000 – $9,500+

Custom Wedding Dresses or Formal Gowns with all over detail, Full Lace Designs, Heavily Beaded Gown, Ball Gowns, Gowns that involve a lot of structure and unique techniques



Starting at

$9,500-$15,000 +

The white glove experience

Heavily Embroidered or Beaded Designs, Intricate dress silhouettes, Gore Skirts, Intricate pattern work that require mock up fittings

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Instead of simply explaining our custom dress design process, we want to show you the magic in action!

Meet the radiant brides who embarked on our collaborative design journey and walked down the aisle in breathtaking, one-of-a-kind custom gowns. Their stories are a testament to the transformative power of our unique custom dress design process, where dreams become reality and every client shines on her special day.

bride and groom in Florida

“There really are no words to describe how incredible Ashley and her team are! From start to finish, they made the rather challenging issue of dress shopping so easy! I had only been to 4 bridal salons, and 3/4 were just not so great experiences and I was so over dress shopping! Ashley changed all of that in the matter of a phone call! My custom black wedding dress was absolutely PERFECT! It looked better than I ever could have imagined, fit like a dream (absolutely no alterations needed, but for a bustle — that’s it!), and was impeccably designed! When I brought my dress to have a bustle added, my seamstress could not believe at how beautifully the dress was designed! She kept saying how they didn’t cut a single corner and asked me to send her A.Cherie Couture’s information immediately! There are not enough words to express every bit of gratitude I have for you! Thank you for making a difficult process seem so easy and for being in touch the entire time!


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“A.Cherie Couture designed the most incredible bespoke wedding dress for my wedding day. I had a particular vision and Ashley and the team helped me to bring it to life. She walked me through every step of the process despite being across the country and not a local client.  My local seamstress could not believe how well made the dress was. She even took Ashley’s card to refer clients for custom gowns. I received so many compliments and most importantly, it was everything I dreamed it would be and more. Thank you to the A.Cherie Team!”


Austin Texas Bride in an A-Line wedding dress outside

“The customization process was a really cool unique experience, being able to watch the dress come to life from concept sketches to the final fitting. Ashley was fast to respond to any questions I had and made me feel like I was in the best hands. Finding a wedding dress can be stressful, but I had a blast working with A.Cherie Couture”


What if I am not entirely sure about all the details I want for my custom dress design?

Ashley, our lead custom dress designer has 10+  years of experience in the custom bridal industry along with additional fashion industry experience as well. She has extensive knowledge about the best fabrics, silhouettes and construction for every body type. She has worked with clients who are very petite, plus size, and mid-size. A.Cherie Couture works directly with the top manufacturers who work with large names amongst the bridal industry creating luxury wedding dresses. Ashley will guide you through the process of making decisions in creating your bespoke wedding dress or custom dress design. You are in the best hands of the bridal industry! See for yourself and design your own wedding dress or custom dress with us!

As you walk down the aisle, radiating confidence and adorned in a custom dress that YOU designed, you’ll know the true worth of this unique custom creation. It’s not just a dress, it’s a symbol of your journey, a reminder of the dreams you brought to life. It’s an heirloom woven with memories, destined to become a treasured piece that transcends generations.

Ready to explore the process? Book your design consultation here!

Looking for dress alterations? Take a look at prices for our dress alterations here.

Have some more questions you want answered before booking a call with us, Feel free to reach out!


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