Your Gown

Ellissa Designs has set up a ‘Your Gown’section to guide you through the process of making your perfect gown for your day.Below is a simple navigation through the ‘Your Gown’ section. As you follow the links, the process of making a beautiful custom gown for your special day will come alive with expectation and delight. There are five phases.

Phase 1 begins with a consultation to present ideas, discuss styles, and open up the exquisite possibilities and options that every bride dreams of. Phase 2 brings the prospective bride closer to a final style, color, and excellence of choice in materials that will create that ever remembered, one-of-a-kind wedding gown.

Phases 3, 4 and 5 consist of fittings, adjustments, alterations, and coordination so that your gown is the beauty of YOU on your Day. This is Ellissa Designs.

Phase 1 – Consultation

White satin, lace that is timeless, intricate embroidery, silver thread? A-line, Empire, Cap sleeve, strapless? In the First Phase, Ellissa Designs sits down with you, the prospective bride, and discusses the many options available in style & design, fabrics & color, accessories, and more. What makes you beautiful? Phase 1 explores the incredible beauty that …

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Phase 2 – Decision Making

Ellissa Designs has been sketching several renderings of your gown. In Phase 2, measurements are taken and recorded, decisions on fabrics, specialty lace & trim, and/or hand-beading are finalized. At this time, a contract is signed. The beauty begins. Ellissa Designs Hint: Write down or sketch your imaginings, thoughts and ideas from the first Consultation. To …

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Phase 3 – First Fitting

Ellissa Designs is custom: Custom is you! The first fitting is a Muslin fabric form gown that will ensure proper fit to your figure and person. Attention to detail enhances your shape. Small changes are done to capture your inner person and beauty. A continued discussion on flowers, jewelry, and additional changes is noted, so …

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Phase 4 – Second Fitting

Ellissa Designs has been very busy. Your gown is beginning to shimmer. Bring your shoes, jewelry, and all undergarments because your breath will be taken away. This is the fitting of the bride. Be prepared for 2-4 additional fittings, depending on the detail of your wedding gown. Ellissa Designs Hint: Spend time with the special persons of …

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Phase 5 – Final Fitting

Almost there, almost Perfect! Although this is a last and final fitting, you have dreamt of your gown and you are ready to wear your dream. Let the camera record this moment. Let it be hidden away in your memory until the day you take your husband’s hand and say, “I do.” Ellissa Designs Hint: …

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