À Thé Souhaits is not a dress shop… It’s a blank canvas. A place for your dreams to find their way onto paper and transform themselves into the most amazing dress you will ever wear. I make unique, one-of-a-kind creations, by sourcing eco-friendly materials or by upcycling something old into something new.
FIBER FOR THOUGHT
The reality is, our world is in trouble and as a mom of three, designer and business own, I can no longer ignore the warning signs and neither should you.
The most widely used manufactured fiber for wedding gowns, is made from petroleum. In the United States alone, the textile industry is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions. The average wedding emits approximately 14.5 tons of CO2e. That is the same as putting three cars on the road for a year!
I believe that it is my responsibility to do what I can so that À Thé Souhaits does not add to this already heavy burden on our planet. So I offer this incentive to all my clients. Those who commission an eco-friendly dress or who bring me something old to make new, automatically get 15% off the cost of their dress. As the old saying goes; “A Stitch In Time Saves Nine”. Now IS the time.
As we sip our tea, I will sketch the initial concept for your dress. We'll establish your budget and cover all pertinent details relating to your custom gown. From fabric choice to dress fittings, full transparency throughout the entire project will give you peace of mind that your vision is in good hands.
Before any cutting begins, a few formalities must be addressed. A signed contract and a 60% deposit is required at this time. This deposit allows me to purchase all necessary materials to kick-off you project.
During your first fitting I will take all your measurements to create a prototype. We will then further discuss in detail your fabric options, embellishments and create an overall plan for the development of your wedding dress.
Once your mock-up dress is ready, you will come in for your second fitting so that I can make the necessary adjustments. Details like colour, fabric, style must be finalized at this time. Otherwise making changes later on could result in delays or extra fees. (We don't want that) Another 20% deposit will be due at this time.
On your third (or fourth) fitting, you will try on your actual dress for the very first time. Minor alterations will be needed at this point but should there be major ones, more fittings can always be scheduled. Please note that any additional changes made at this point will be charged accordingly on a new signed contract.
Finally! Your dress is complete. I will have you try it on one last time to make sure that all the bells and whistles are accounted for. Final payment is due at this time. Otherwise you'll be walking down the aisle in your unmentionables.... (Psst, I would rather you save that for the honeymoon!)
All that’s left now is to wish you well and I hope to see pictures of your wedding on Facebook! ;)
WANT A RECYCLED DRESS?
What is happening to our world today is no laughing matter
~ Prices are based on the design and the needs of each individual client ~
~ A custom wedding dress is 15-20 week process, so please book in advance ~
~ Custom prom and special occasion dresses are welcome ~
~ Please ask about an eco-friendly or upcycled gown ~