Bridal Collection &
custom wedding gowns
At ‘Daci Gowns’ we are bringing to life your wedding dress inspiration, ideas and dreams.
one at a time one of a kind
Silks and French laces carefully picked from around the world. Designed and hand-stitched with love, at our bridal atelier located in Boise.
bridal collection gowns
The bridal collection gowns are all wedding dresses displayed as samples at my bridal boutique. These are samples dresses for brides to try on during their bridal appointment. The wedding gown you fall in love with, will be created in your size and handmade locally by Daci and her team. We also offer customization on each of our collection gowns, such as lace, color and design variations.
The custom gown is a wedding dress that is designed and created for the bride that has a dress in mind and cannot find it anywhere else. Daci will create it for you from scratch.
BRIDAL COLLECTION PROCESS
The process of ordering your dream ‘Daci bridal collection’ gown in your size consists in 2 appointments. First meeting I take measurements and we discuss any design, fabric or color customizations. Second appointment is when the dress fitting takes place. I make sure the dress fits you perfectly.
Bridal collection timelines
My bridal collection, from start to finish takes me about 14 months to design and create. I design in average 10 sample gowns for the new bridal collection a year. Those new get released as they get completed.
To re-create a wedding gown from my bridal collection in your size takes 4-6 months. The ideal time to start dress shopping is 8-10 months.
Bridal collection prices
The Bridal Collection Gowns starts at $2,400 with most dresses average between $2,750-3,500. There is no additional cost to re-create a gown up to size 12. Design, fabrics and color customization prices vary.
CUSTOM GOWN PROCESs
The custom wedding gown process starts with the initial consultation. The bride and I meet and discuss in details: design concept, fabrics, style, silhouettes, fittings, timelines, and detailed measurements. I draw a sketch to use as a guideline. We need 5 fittings to finalize the gown. During each fitting, the bride is 100% involved in the dress process. I offer suggestions, but I first listen and my goal is to come as close to her design concept as we can.
Custom gown timelines
Ideally, I like to start on a custom dress 12 months before the wedding. I can only design 5-7 custom wedding dresses every year.
Custom gown prices
The custom gowns start around $3,500 and average at $4,000-$5,000.
Please contact Daci with any questions.
I have a few favorite companies where I source my textiles from. LA and New York is where I get most my silks. I order the most beautiful laces from my favorite company in the UK that has their own mill, Germany and other European countries. My favorite way to source textiles are the European textile shops where I find one of a kind pieces.
HOW I GET MY INSPIRATION
I always have my eye open to anything that might be a new great idea. Photography inspires me; I love to see how fabric movement is captured in photos. I’m fascinated by it. I always have it in mind when I design a new dress. The wide variety of silk textures and white color tones also inspire me. I love to find the balance between simplicity and intricate detail. When I design a gown I think about how beautiful the bride will feel in the dress, and that is my ultimate goal.
THE 12 STEPS FROM ‘IDEA’
TO ‘FINAL PRODUCT’
Each wedding dress starts with the idea, then inspiration – sketches - textile searching – textiles sourcing – pattern drafting – fabric cutting – assemble/sewing – hand stitching – photograph final product – new design release. As a side note, there are multiple dress fittings after pattern drafting.
‘out of state’ brides
Our bridal boutique is located in Boise and we get to work with local brides and beyond. The wedding dress process for our ‘out of state’ brides is slightly different then our process for local brides.