A LITTLE MORE DETAIL
Creating vintage bridal hats can take several weeks and the first step is to contact me to set up a bridal appointment. I’m reachable by phone or email. Click on the contact button. We can either meet in person or schedule a Skype session. At the first appointment, I’ll ask a lot of questions and we’ll talk and talk. Where will your wedding take place? At what time of day? What does your outfit look like? Do you have a vintage wedding dress from a specific decade? Every bride is different so it’s important for me to understand who you are. One bride might be more comfortable with a small bridal fascinator or a simple vintage birdcage bridal veil, while another bride is looking for a dramatic silhouette.
Do you have an idea of what you want it to look like? Seeing hat samples and drawings can help you better understand shapes, styles and other options. You might want to use an existing design or create something completely original. If you use an existing vintage bridal hat design, I’ll provide a price to make the bridal headpiece. A 50% deposit is required to move ahead. From there, I’ll show you the piece in a few weeks,. At that point, some minor adjustments can be made and you can decide whether to pick up your finished vintage bridal hat or have it shipped. Bridal pieces generally start at $250. You can check out a sample of our bridal pieces or order one online. Click this vintage bridal hat link to be taken to our online boutique.
If after our initial meet-and-greet, you decide you really want a one-of-a-kind haute couture bespoke bridal headpiece or wedding hat, I’ll ask for a $250 deposit and in few weeks, you’ll be presented with several design options. From there you can select the design option that you like the best. Then, I get to work constructing your hat. Just in case you’re too polite to ask, bespoke bridal hats start at $1,250.
After several weeks, we’ll have another appointment for an initial fitting of your bespoke hat/fascinator/veil/headpiece. This appointment is where we will work out any changes in dimension and talk about how the hat will stay on. Will a comb be enough to hold the hat securely? Would an Alice band be better? What about clips? Once these details are decided, I’ll continue working on your piece until it’s perfect. When everything is ready, you can decide whether you want to pick it up in person for one last fitting, or have it shipped.