Frequently asked questions
Why should you choose Bizzaro Bridal couture?
Bizzaro Bridal Couture is one of Australias most reputable and established couture studios. Ambassadors of the Australian Bridal Industry Association, members of the ABIA Hall of Fame, and winners of many ABIA awards for product excellence, customer service and value for money in the supply of Couture Bridal Gowns, Bridal Jewellery and wedding accessories.
We've created gowns for thousands of happy brides who cherish their couture experience with us and continue to recommend our services.
The fitting process:
Fittings are scheduled shortly after a booking is confirmed making sure that every brides experience is 100% organized and stress free.
The first and second fittings are concentrated on fitting the toile, a cotton mock up of the design. Design lines are determined and positioned for the most flattering results. The toile is fitted to the body and then used as a custom pattern when cutting the gown in fabric. Gowns evolve with each fitting and the opportunity to make changes or add to aspects of the design in its progression is a possibility as all gowns are hand crafted in our Sydney studio.
As proud business owners, it is not in our best interest to have you leave our store with anything but a huge smile on your face and an amazing and gorgeous gown.
Do I need an Appointment, is there a fee and when do I need to come in?
Yes, an appointment is essential. A Bizzaro designer will consult with you 1 on 1, offering you expert design advice, and creative ideas to best assist you decide upon your dream gown. We work by appointment in order to maintain a high level of quality and service and to divide our time accordingly between consultations, fittings and working on gowns in the workroom. Thus we are not able to accommodate browsers.
We recommend that you arrange an appointment shortly after you become engaged and have confirmed a wedding date.
We do not charge consultation fees for initial appointmemts held in our studio, however we ask that you show respect and arrange an appointment only if you are seriously shopping for a wedding dress, have a budget of $5500 and above, and are ready to make a commitment and purchase a gown.
What should I bring to my appointment and can I bring people with me?
We recommend that you put together a collection of images that you find appealing. This will assist the designer to understand your likes and dislikes in a short time frame. If possible try to wear a strapless bra, this will help you view various necklines without the interference of straps. Wearing leggins or tights is also a good idea.
You are welcome to bring a maximum of 3 family members or friends with you, please understand that our consultation areas are cofined and cannot accommodate larger groups.
How much can I expect to pay for a Bizzaro Bridal Couture Gown?
The price of each gown is dependent on several variables, style, degree of difficulty, fabrics, lace, amount of beading and so on. We understand that most brides are working within a budget and prefer to have some idea of what designers charge before they make an appointment. Bizzaro gown prices generally average between $5000-$10,000.
Depending on the value of your gown a deposit of $1000.00 to $1500 is required to proceed and engage our service. The balance is clearly outlined in a detailed fitting schedule which is provided shortly after order confirmation.
How early should I book my Bizzaro gown?
Once you have had your design consult and are happy to proceed, we recommend that you confirm your order by paying the deposit swiftly after your consultation. Bizzaro produce a limited number of gowns per year to ensure that the high standard and quality is maintained for every Bizzaro bride.
How long does it take to make a gown?
The time it takes to create a gown varies on many factors such as style, fabric availability and so on. Bookings are usually made approximately 12 - 7 months before the wedding and scheduled fittings are spread across the 4-6 months leading up to the wedding day.
This is just a guide as the time to make a gown can change depending on the work involved and individual time frame. Early bookings wherever possible are appreciated and preferred.
Does Bizzaro also offer a range of accessories and jewellery to complete my wedding look?
Yes, we have a beautiful selection of accessories, bridal shoes and jewellery in store for your convenience. Custom made headpieces are also available to match your gown to perfection.
I live interstate, where can I buy a Bizzaro Gown?
Selected Bizzaro styles are available at Boutique Maison Mangala located in Castle Hill, Sydney
Maison Mangala & Oxford Bridal located in Perth
Bizzaro Couture Gowns are 100% Australian made and hand crafetd within the Bizzaro studio in Sydney.
As well as local brides, we also create gowns for many interstate and rural brides who are offered a condensed VIP fitting schedule which requires only 2 -3 day trips to Sydney for the gown to be completed. No overnight stays are required, saving the cost of accommodation. VIP appointments are available Tuesday to Friday only and specific days relate to the specific designer you are working with.
If you are unable to travel and or live outside Australia, we can arrange for your gown to be custom made from accurate measurements and calico fittings with details confirmed via mail, video messaging etc. For more information please contact us.