Interested in borrowing an outfit for your own wedding?
Good on you!
We have an amazing range vintage and handmade wedding dresses and separates that can be mixed and matched into something new and perfect for you - a one-of-a-kind wedding look for a fraction of the price of a custom dress. The collection is made up of handmade samples using excess materials from my custom made business, generous donations from many fabulous fairy godmothers, and of course hours and hours of hunting through op shops and vintage stores.
The idea is that uniqueness isn't exclusive and you don't have to pay thousands of dollars for a custom made dress you'll only wear once (but if you want to, go ahead! I know a GREAT dressmaker).
Let's address the elephant in the room: why would someone spend thousands of dollars on a dress they'll only wear once? My answer is - you don't have to. You can, but you don't have to. You can wear whatever you like. Got that? Whatever you like. Your wedding is the one time where you set the dress code, and there is no such thing as being overdressed. Why not take the chance to wear something fun?
After a few years of making custom wedding dresses, I learned that women want to wear something special on their wedding day, but everyone has different priorities - keeping things stress-free, affordable, sustainable, ethical, or all of the above.
Borrow isn't about renting a used wedding gown from a catalogue. Borrow is about coming in and playing dress ups, styling vintage tops with handmade skirts, tweaking and crafting a look that completely suits you.
You can borrow an entire outfit, or just parts of an outfit. You could borrow a skirt, and have a custom top made for you to keep. If you've already got your wedding dress and looking for something warm to wear in case it gets cold, I've got a whole range of cardigans, jackets, coats and shawls.
We have around 300 wedding dresses crammed in one little room (as you can see below I have only uploaded around 5% to the website... getting there!) so it's a huge help to us if you make an appointment before coming to look for your perfect dress - we can talk about what you want beforehand and I can pre-select anything that I think might work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.