How To Order Your Dream Dress


A Little Bit About Rose DeSimone Bridal

 

 

At Rose DeSimone Bridal, We try to make purchasing a custom gown as easy (or easier!) than purchasing an off-the-rack gown from a bridal retail store. Here is typically how our process works:

Call or email our office to schedule your custom wedding dress consultation appointment with our designer, Rose DeSimone. (Schedule as soon as possible as we do book up quickly!...We are a boutique manufacturer and only produce a limited number of gowns per month, so as to maintain the highest level quality and attention to each client) No charge for initial consultation.

Prior to the 1st meeting, our designer will give you a call to discuss your goals for your wedding gown...your likes and dislikes. She will ask you to email photos of some of the styles you like, so she will have an idea of what you are looking for. She'll go over your ideas for the wedding gown and discuss body shape and size/proportion, if you have any weight loss or gain goals, the date of your wedding, budget, etc. Usually, our designer can give you an aproximate cost of your gown over the phone, so you know price prior to your 1st meeting.
Generally, the dresses start at around $1200. and adjust according to design. (Prices include custom pattern design, so no additional alteration charges are usually necessary)

1st meeting: Meet with our designer to get to know each other, fine tune your wedding gown design, and determine the final price of your gown. Bring clippings, sketches (stick figure drawings are ok:). No charge for initial consultation. Once you are confident with our process and decide that we are going to proceed to the next step, design/create your custom wedding gown gown, a design fee of $300. is required. (Design fee is non-refundable, however will be credited to your purchase upon commitment to proceed with order-we do accept all major credit cards for your convenience.)

       • behind the scenes...Designer, Rose DeSimone, then gets to work sketching your design and purchases just the right sample fabrics and trims, etc. She then gives you a call to schedule your next meeting (Usually within one week) - You get to see your Dream Dress design and fabrics!

 

 

2nd meeting: Meet with the designer to see your final sketch...Your Dream Wedding Gown! Upon final approval of your gown you will be given a Design Packet which includes a beautiful sketch of your Wedding Gown, fabric swatches, trim and beading samples (if applicable), and a receipt for your gown. All wedding gowns include custom cut petticoat, if applicable to design, and a custom made veil set (blusher, fingertip, and long veils)as our gift to you. You will pay the balance of your gown at this time (We do accept all major credit cards for your convenience.). Designer will take your complete measurements at this meeting, too. We respect your time and know that you have many things to do and plan at this time, so we try to complete as much as possible in as few meetings as possible.

 

 

 

    • behind the scenes...Designer then orders all materials to make your gown. She creates your unique, custom fit pattern and muslin fitting garment and calls you to schedule your first fitting appointment.

 

 

3rd meeting: Meet with designer to try on your muslin fitting garment. She will adjust the pattern to suit your unique body. Neckline, back, hem length, and design details are all adjusted to your personal likings. Bring your shoes, bra and any undergarments you will be wearing under your gown.

 

 

    • behind the scenes...Your gown will now go into final production. Designer will call you to schedule your final fitting, if needed, and/or delivery of your completed gown.

 

 

4th meeting: Meet with designer to see your Beautiful finished gown and make any final adjustments, if necessary. Usually, your gown will be available to take home with you that day if no adjustments are necessary. Otherwise, your dress will be done within a few days.

 

 

That's It! Your beautiful gown is complete and youre ready for Your Big Day!

Call 760-730-0300 to schedule your appointment or click on "Contact the Designer" to contact us by email.

We look forward to creating the design of your dreams...

 

 

A little Bit About Our Design Process

Most woman know what the "perfect" wedding gown looks like. Few woman know where or how to get it. 20 years ago Rose DeSimone set out to help brides find not just the "almost perfect" wedding dress, but the absolutely perfect wedding dress. With a degree in Architecture, a background in heirloom sewing (taught old-world style by her Italian grandmother), and a passion for design, Rose DeSimone opened Cinderella's Closet in Carlsbad in 1994, originally creating only pageant gowns for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and other pageant competitions. The business has since evolved into a Bridal Gown oriented company, under the Rose DeSimone Bridal label, and DeSimone designs bridal gowns as unique as the woman who wear them.
 
DeSimone explains that her original venture was born out of necessity: "Woman have in our minds what we want in a wedding gown from about age thirteen, but we can't find it in the stores, or at least in a size that fits a human woman." Many of us don't fit the supermodel mold, but we still want to look and feel like the princesses in a fairy tale on that big day. And to do that, DeSimone picks the brain of the bride, "extracting her dream dress" through questions, pictures, drawings, etc.
 
Although DeSimone has a staff of seamstresses, she's the one who works with the betrothed from start to finish. Her client list includes Laker, Clipper, and San Diego Padre wives, as well as Actors, Dancers, and Theater stars. So, can only celebrities afford their dream gown? Not remotely. There's no charge for an initial consultation (by appointment only). DeSimone's prices are competitive and she works within a bride's budget. She looks at bodies, shapes, and uses computer drafting of patterns and custom muslin fittings "to get it right the first time." And although DeSimone has designed gowns in the $20,000 range (made of Italian silks and real pearls), she has the resources and materials to offer stunning alternative suggestions on silk fabrics and garnishes at more down-to-earth prices. Generally, the dresses start at around $1200. and adjust according to design. (Prices include custom pattern design, so no additional alteration charges are usually necessary) If a bride already has a dress, say from mom or grandma, DeSimone can "re-fashion" it so that it retains the sentimentality, but regains the unique personality of the new wearer.
 
Regardless if the dress is an original design or a refashioned heirloom, DeSimone understands, "It's important that the dress be exceptional, this is the bride's dream - her special day-; to create her wedding gown is an honor and I respect that."

At Rose DeSimone Bridal, We try to make purchasing a custom gown as easy (or easier!) than purchasing an off-the-rack gown from a bridal retail store.

 

Here is typically how our process works:Call or email our office to schedule your custom wedding dress consultation appointment with our designer, Rose DeSimone. (Schedule as soon as possible as we do book up quickly!...We are a boutique manufacturer and only produce a limited number of gowns per month, so as to maintain the highest level quality and attention to each client) No charge for initial consultation.

 

Prior to the 1st meeting, our designer will give you a call to discuss your goals for your wedding gown...your likes and dislikes. She will ask you to email photos of some of the styles you like, so she will have an idea of what you are looking for. She'll go over your ideas for the wedding gown and discuss body shape and size/proportion, if you have any weight loss or gain goals, the date of your wedding, budget, etc. Usually, our designer can give you an aproximate cost of your gown over the phone, so you know price prior to your 1st meeting. Generally, the dresses start at around $1200. and adjust according to design. (Prices include custom pattern design, so no additional alteration charges are usually necessary)

 

1st meeting: Meet with our designer to get to know each other, fine tune your wedding gown design, and determine the final price of your gown. Bring clippings, sketches (stick figure drawings are ok:). No charge for initial consultation. Once you are confident with our process and decide that we are going to proceed to the next step, design/create your custom wedding gown gown, a design fee of $300. is required. (Design fee is non-refundable, however will be credited to your purchase upon commitment to proceed with order-we do accept all major credit cards for your convenience.)       • behind the scenes...Designer, Rose DeSimone, then gets to work sketching your design and purchases just the right sample fabrics and trims, etc. She then gives you a call to schedule your next meeting (Usually within one week) - You get to see your Dream Dress design and fabrics!

 

 

2nd meeting: Meet with the designer to see your final sketch...Your Dream Wedding Gown! Upon final approval of your gown you will be given a Design Packet which includes a beautiful sketch of your Wedding Gown, fabric swatches, trim and beading samples (if applicable), and a receipt for your gown. All wedding gowns include custom cut petticoat, if applicable to design, and a custom made veil set (blusher, fingertip, and long veils)as our gift to you. You will pay the balance of your gown at this time (We do accept all major credit cards for your convenience.). Designer will take your complete measurements at this meeting, too. We respect your time and know that you have many things to do and plan at this time, so we try to complete as much as possible in as few meetings as possible.

 

 

 

    • behind the scenes...Designer then orders all materials to make your gown. She creates your unique, custom fit pattern and muslin fitting garment and calls you to schedule your first fitting appointment.

 

 

3rd meeting: Meet with designer to try on your muslin fitting garment. She will adjust the pattern to suit your unique body. Neckline, back, hem length, and design details are all adjusted to your personal likings. Bring your shoes, bra and any undergarments you will be wearing under your gown.

 

 

    • behind the scenes...Your gown will now go into final production. Designer will call you to schedule your final fitting, if needed, and/or delivery of your completed gown.

 

 

4th meeting: Meet with designer to see your Beautiful finished gown and make any final adjustments, if necessary. Usually, your gown will be available to take home with you that day if no adjustments are necessary. Otherwise, your dress will be done within a few days.

 

 

That's It! Your beautiful gown is complete and youre ready for Your Big Day!Call 760-730-0300 to schedule your appointment or click on to contact us by email.We look forward to creating the design of your dreams...

Rose DeSimone

 

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