Anomalie Introductory Call: This is a quick call that allows Anomalie to get an understanding of where you are at in the wedding planning and dress buying process. We’ll go into further detail on how we will create your dream wedding dress and answer any additional questions you might have about the process. We’ll also give you tips on how to best prepare for your design consultation.
Design Consultation: This is where the design stage of your dress truly begins! During this call, you’ll consult with a dedicated stylist and discuss every detail to make sure we understand exactly how you want your dress to look on your wedding day. We ask that you upload any inspiration photos you want to discuss during the call to your “Lookbook” on your dashboard.
Price Quote & Payment: Following the consultation, your stylist will meet with our design and production team to review the details of your dress and send you a price quote email. The price is determined by two factors: (1) material and (2) amount of hand-sewing required to accomplish your look, i.e. lace appliques, beading, sequins, custom embroidery, etc. If the price quoted is acceptable, we’ll send you an invoice and you can pay directly through your online dashboard.
Pre-Production: Once your payment is processed, pre-production begins. Our stylist team works with you to establish the final details of your gown by sending you:
- Fabric Swatches: We’ll mail you fabric swatches of material(s) we recommend for your dress so you can confirm in person the correct weight, color, feel, etc. If your dress requires any lace, we’ll send you digital photos/videos to choose from our large library of options.
- Measurement Forms: Anomalie will identify and connect you with a tailor partner in your area. We ask that you schedule a time at your convenience to have your custom measurements completed by an agreed upon date. We will provide you with a comprehensive list of all themeasurements needed, specific to your dress design.
- Your Design Sketch: Anomalie will create a custom black and white sketch that brings together all of the design elements discussed during the consultation to make sure our visions are aligned. We’ll use this sketch as a final checkpoint before kicking off production.
Production: After completing pre-production, the dress will enter the production stage. This takes three months to complete, with some checkpoints along the way - including a pattern review before we cut the material for the final dress, a lace review, and a beading review (as necessary).
We have built a system that allows you to design your dream dress completely remotely, communicating through phone calls, emails, and your Anomalie dashboard. We’ve worked on hundreds of dresses and are continuing to improve our communication systems as we grow. We’re proud of how well this process works for us and our brides. If any concerns come up, send us a note and we’ll be happy to jump on the phone and talk through it!
The best way to do this is to schedule an introductory call. On this call we’ll walk through the details of our process answer any questions you might have. We love getting to know our customers better, and are really excited to chat with you! If you have questions or concerns at any time after your design consultation, email your stylist or set up a call. Communication is key!
Our #1 priority is to bring your wedding dress vision to life. We collaborate with you to align on a design, and then our technical designer translates it into a workable design to send to our workshop. We’re happy to provide photos of past dresses we’ve made for inspiration and feedback on your ideas, but we think of our brides as the head designer, and we are here to execute on your vision.
We have a lot of fun with very intricate beading and lace applique dresses. These design details are heavily reflected in the price of your dress, but those expectations can be set on your design consultation. We’ll let you know up front the pricing and timeline implications to a very complicated dress. Schedule an introductory call with us to discuss further, and if possible, upload inspiration photos to your lookbook before that call so we can reference those as we chat.
The best way is to be 100% set on the dress design that you want, and over-communicate with your stylist. The more information you provide, the clearer we can be in translating our notes into a technical design sketch for our factory partners. If you have any hesitations about your design, the best thing to do is go try on more wedding dresses!
Unfortunately, we don’t do exact replicas. Our process works best when you can show us some inspiration photos and we can combine elements of inspiration dresses to create your own unique custom dress. Additionally, lace and fabrics aren’t universally accessible- if you’re favorite part of an inspiration dress is a unique lace, we will work to find something similar and perfect for the dress, but there is no guaranteeing we can source it for your dress.
Of course! Schedule an intro call with us to kick off the process and we can chat about when it makes sense to schedule your design consultation. We want to make sure our process is a good fit, and give you tips on how to make it work for you!
Absolutely! We believe in full transparency throughout the entire creation process and want you to be involved every step of the way. To help make this a reality, you’ll have a customized bridal dashboard where you can store inspiration photos, upload measurements, and sign-off on fabric and lace options. We’ll provide you with updates from the factory floor with photos and videos of your dress being made. Before we enter the final stages of production we’ll conduct a pattern review, and give you a chance to perfect any lace applique or beading placement before the handwork is completed on your gown.
We established a very thorough and detailed design and production process with the goal of exceeding your wedding dress expectations. We pride ourselves on communication, quality and transparency so to avoid issues when you receive your dress. However, if there are any problems or it isn’t exactly what you imagined, we offer a 100% refund policy.
Our goal is to get all the design elements confirmed prior to your dress entering production. We’ll do our best to incorporate any changes you have to your dress design; however, this will all depend on where we are at in the production process. The multiple checkpoints throughout the production process will also give you a chance to make sure every detail is just right.