What is the difference between MADE TO ORDER, MADE TO MEASURE & CUSTOM MADE?

MADE TO ORDER: A gown selected from out studio range that is then produced to a size

Once a gown is booked, no prototype is provided but minor alterations are included like hem lengths, strap lengths and basic waist and hip adjustments. All additional changes are quoted at time of enquiry.

MADE TO MEASURE: A gown selected from our range that is made to fit the client.

This includes a calico prototype and several fittings to ensure an accurate fit.

This service also offers some flexibility in gown details that can be altered to suit the body shape of the client. This service is recommended for clients who are between sizes or are 2 different sizes top and bottom

CUSTOM MADE: A real r’tisan experience where a gown can be taken from our range and changed to suit the clients requirements. Necklines, skirt styles and fabrications can be changed. Generally we allow 4-5 fittings.

Guipurean also offers a custom made from scratch service where we source and develop the fabrications/embroideries and appliqué in addition to developing an original design from sketch and reference images. Please note, Guipurean will only offer this service within the confines of our design philosophy. If we feel the design you are after is not in the DNA of our labels identity then we can recommend other bridal designers who may be more suitable.

R’TISAN gowns are limited edition creations using customised embroideries and textiles. The availability of the raw materials are limited and once a certain quantity have been produced the gown can no longer be ordered. They are made to fit and are a signature of GUIPUREAN.

MADE TO ORDER: A production time of 4-6 months is required, excluding any additional alteration a client may wish to do. This is subject to availability of the raw materials, if in stock a shorter production time may be offered. Prices for made to order start from $4000 AUD

MADE TO FIT: We recommend a development time of 5-7 months to ensure a perfect fit of your gown. Prices start from $4500
CUSTOM MADE: For a unique and custom gown we require 8 – 10 months to design, source, develop and create a work of art that is everything a client dreams of. Prices are quoted after discussion with clients requirements.

R’TISAN: We recommend a development time of 7-8 months due to the intricate nature and delicate details required in these gowns. Prices start from $ 5500 The above is a guide line and recommendation, however if you love a gown and have a short engagement period, then please contact us and we can discuss with you the possibilities.

If you decide to purchase a MADE TO MEASURE, R’TISAN or CUSTOM MADE gown, the alterations are included in the gown pricing as they are fitted throughout the gowns development.

There are additional charges once the gown has been completed should you require further alterations.

All GUIPUREAN gowns will be presented to you in a cotton GUIPUREAN bridal bag that will protect your gown before your wedding day. Any embroideries or appliqué work will be covered with a protective layer.

When you wish to clean your gown after your special day, we recommend only a professional dry-clean specialist who is experienced in looking after delicate and luxury items. They will also be able to offer after wear preservation and storage suggestions.

To give you peace of mind, Guipurean can provide small swatches of the main fabrics your dress has been made in. This you can provide to your drycleaner of choice to test prior to commencing on the gown.

DO YOU HAVE A SHOWROOM AND WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Our showroom is located in Alexandria, suite 7, 30 Maddox street, just minutes away from places like The grounds and Fountain Street. There is street parking with no time limit and on weekend you are welcome to park in our designated car space if available. Our showroom is ground level with our design room located on the 1st floor. Its an intimate yet inspiring space, it is not a retail store, it is a work studio.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A BOOKING?

GUIPUREAN is an appointment only showroom to ensure we offer a one on one personalised service. We recommend making a booking as earlier in advance as possible. We only take a certain number of bookings and weekends are the most popular times and fill up quickly.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN APPOINTMENT?

You will be attended to by the designer who will discuss and assist you in selecting gowns to try. The private appointment will include 1 hour in which to view and try on a selection of gowns, but we suggest up to 5 gowns to ensure you have time to appreciate each gown as your try them on. For MADE TO MEASURE clients, you can also discuss any modification you may wish to make. All our showroom samples vary in size from size 8 – 10, but GUIPUREAN creates gowns in sizes 6 to 14. The samples are there to assist in your decision on what style, shape and fabrication will suit you.

CAN I BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE APPOINTMENT?

We recommend that you bring no more than 2 -3 of your closest family or friends. Too many opinion and advice can be overwhelming for the bride

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OF THE GOWNS I TRY?

We kindly ask you to refrain from taking any photos of the gowns during fittings. Once an order has been placed and a deposit taken you may take photos of the ordered gown. We take great pride in offering bespoke, original gowns that are unique to our brand. Countless hours have gone into each samples development to ensure their individuality and many are limited edition pieces that we wish not to be copied or adapted by another designer or dress maker.

WHAT SIZES DO YOU OFFER?

In our showroom our sample sizes are size 8-10. These gowns are a guide only to the style, fabrications and shape on you. We create your gown to the required size from 6- 14 and for made to measure clients we make your gown to fit your measurements weather you are 2 different sizes top to bottom or an in-between size, we make to fit. If you wish to see a style in your size before committing , we offer a calico prototype service that can be discussed with us during the appointment.

I’M NOT A SIZE 10, HOW CAN I TRY ON THE SAMPLE?

We have many clients who vary in shape and size and don’t always fit the sample size. The fitting consultant will be there to assist you,we clip/hold samples in place if not the correct size during the viewing so you can get an idea on the overall design on your body.

At Guipurean, we aim to make choosing your gown a fun and exciting process. If you see a gown you love but it’s not the neckline you where after, please discuss with the fitting consultant for options, if it’s possible to change without effecting the integrity of the gown then we will do so

This falls under our custom made category, but please discuss with us your ideas and preference and we will do our upmost to ensure we create a gown that is special for you.

DO YOU OFFER VEILS

Yes, we create a limited range of veils, but we also design to order to match your gown, style and preference. You can discuss your requirements during your fitting or at a later stage through the course of your gown construction. Generally we require 6 weeks to produce a veil and prices are quoted after we discuss with you your preferences.

DO YOU HAVE ANY JEWLLERY OR HEAD PIECES?

We do occasionally stock one of head pieces, crowns and jewellery by individual creative’s.We do not hold stock of any item so once sold it may not be able to be reordered. We sell on a first in first serve basis