How it Works

Step 1
The Initial Consultation
The bride meets with Katy at her Cheshire studio. She tries on a selection of wedding dresses and
together they arrive at a design which may include various elements from Mariées’ current collection
or new ideas from both Katy and the bride.

Fabrics are chosen from a vast selection of swatch books, and embellishments and detail are finalized
in a sketch of the wedding dress.

There is no charge or obligation for this consultation.

Step 2
Wedding Dress Measure and Toile fitting
As all brides feel the need to look their very best on their wedding day, weight change is an often an important issue to be considered. For those who want to lose weight Katy can allow for this and arrange fittings for when the bride is happy with her shape.

At this point a full set of measurements is taken, a paper pattern is drafted and
a calico mock-up of the dress is made (toile).

The toile fitting is vital to ascertain the most accurate fit and flattering shape for the body,
and also to allow the bride to tweak aspects of the cut of the wedding dress.

Step 3
The Wedding Dress Fittings
The wedding dress is then cut using adjustments to the toile as a guide. As every wedding dress and every bride are different, the fittings needed may vary from two up to six, with the final fitting as close to the wedding as possible.

As it is every bride’s prerogative to be indecisive it is possible to make design changes at most
stages of the fitting process. Final detail and embellishments are often perfected by trying
out various options during the fittings.

The dress is then pressed and collected, often on the eve of the wedding.